First Annual Winter Race at Justin Trails

Amongst 200 acres sits a beautiful and tranquil resort in the countryside of rural Wisconsin. Justin Trails has been in the snow business for more than 28 years and is excited to announce the first annual Justin Trails Winter Race happening February 7, 2015. Consisting of fatbike, archery and snowshoeing, this day-long event is filled with family fun, exciting outdoor winter races and an introduction to the three sports. Through the breathtaking woodlands and meadows participants can have fun, be active and enjoy the winter wonderland.

Courtesy of Justin Trails

Courtesy of Justin Trails

The first event of the day is the 10-mile fatbike race which winds its way up and down hills around a one mile course consisting of 10 laps. If you have never ridden a fatbike don’t be discouraged, there will be plenty of bikes on site for you to try out.

Come early, practice on the grounds and enter the 10-mile race for a bike of lifetime. Next up on the schedule is the 5km biathlon consisting of snowshoeing and archery. With difficult hills throughout this activity is not for the faint of heart. If you are new to the sport of snowshoeing you may want to wait until the last event of the day which is the 2km go at your own pace snowshoe through the meadow. An easy trek through the snow is the perfect way to discover the sport of snowshoeing and to introduce the whole family to the sport. If you don’t have your own snowshoes, Justin Trails will have plenty of pair’s available on site for you to borrow.

Courtesy of Justin Trails

Courtesy of Justin Trails

When the races are complete you will head to the barn. The beautiful rustic heated barn creates the perfect atmosphere for meeting new friends, having light snacks and beverages and reflecting on how much fun the whole family can have in the winter. Awards and prizes will be handed out here. Justin Trails provided miles of skiing and snowshoe trails, two sledding hills and a variety of activities to keep the kids entertained. Watch as they tube down the snowy hill, visit with the lamas or warm up with some hot chocolate inside the elegant barn.

This unique winter event can be enjoyed by all family members including kids and furry friends. Come early to register, check out the course and warm up for your race. It is recommended to dress in appropriate winter wear and prepare for sub-zero temperatures. The elegant barn is heated and will be available throughout the day. Plenty of parking is available on site.

Find out more information on registration, schedule and additional details at

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About Lindsay MacNevin

First a mom… then a writer… then an avid traveler… then an outdoor enthusiast. Graduating from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Lindsay’s love for writing, travel and the outdoors sparked a full-time career as a freelancer. In addition to writing for Snowshoe Magazine and its sister publication, River Sports Magazine, Lindsay is also a correspondent for Concourse Media’s Beyond freelancing, Lindsay partnered with her sister, Jenny, to create—a blog that combines their love for travel, adventure and motherhood.

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