The Vail Recreation District (VRD) will host is first inaugural Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle 5k and 10k race, plus a kids 1k fun run Saturday (3-17) at the Vail Nordic Center. The race, which will include a snowshoe category and winter running device category, will take place at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a post-race St. Paddy’s Day gathering that will include free beer provided by Crazy Mountain Brewery for participants at Happy Valley Grill in the Vail Nordic Center. Happy Valley Grill also will be serving a post-race St. Paddy’s Day dinner for $8 per person.
Costs for the race are $15 to preregister or $25 day-of and free for the kids 1k fun run. Snowshoe rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Vail Nordic Center. Those who choose to run without snowshoes can use winter running traction devices, but will not be eligible for the prizes. Prizes will be given out to the top three women and men snowshoe racers in the 5k and 10k division and include gift cards to the Vail Chophouse, Foxnut Sushi and Blue Moose Pizza. A raffle drawing will also take place with an opportunity to win Crazy Mountain Beer, Atlas Snowshoes, a weekend stay at the Mountain Haus in Vail for this summer, HESTRA gloves and much more.