If you’re up for some great competition in a beautiful local setting, you might want to check out the Snowshoe Scramble at Sprague Brook Park! First timer or seasoned expert, all it takes is a pair of snowshoes and you’re in!  Choose from the one-lap or two-laps in a 2.5 or 5-mile event distance.

The course consists of Sprague Brook’s XC ski trails (which are rolled prior and after so skiing can resume) but at 10 a.m. on race day, it’s all about snowshoeing.

Entrants line up near the lot and proceed around the course for awards and bragging rights during the annual scramble.  Gear for Adventure in Hamburg will be on-hand to assist with rentals or check in with them prior if you’re looking to try it out.

Registration and number pickup starts at 9 a.m. at the XC ski warming hut to the right as you pull into the park, with a 10 a.m. race start.  Participants will also enjoy post-race awards and door prizes.

New to snowshoeing and want to give it a whirl?  Check out the scarmble!  It’s a heart-pounding experience and a thrill of an effort to complete.

Don’t miss your chance to take part in this fun winter sport, get in a great workout and help Heart Animal Shelters of WNY in the process.

For more info, and to register ($20), visit www.heartrateup.com.