Snowshoe running

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A snowshoe running race.

Snowshoe running, or snowshoeing, is a winter sport practiced with snowshoes, which is governed by World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF) founded in 2010, which until 2015 had its name International Snowshoe Federation (ISSF).[1][2] The snowshoes running is part of the Special Olympics and Arctic Winter Games programs.

International federations[edit]

The World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF) is the global governing body of snowshoe running recognized by the International Olympic Committee.[3]

World championships[edit]

WSSF organized the World Snowshoe Championships in 2016 in Vezza d'Oglio, Italy and in 2017 in Saranac Lake, NY from 24 February to 25 February 2017,[4] until the previous edition, the ISSF 2015 World Snowshoe Championships, held in Quebec City, Canada, the championships were organized by the same International federation, but with old name of ISSF.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "What is the WSSF?". Retrieved 13 October 2016. The name from International Snowshoeing Federation (ISSF) changed to World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF).
  2. ^ "Snowshoe Racing - Snowshoe Magazine". p. 2. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ "WSSF Statutes - April 2, 2017 - World Snowshoe Federation". Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  4. ^ "World Snowshoe Championships - World Snowshoe Federation". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ "ISSF 2015 World Snowshoe Championships". Retrieved 13 October 2017.

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