Registration Opens 9 am at The Sage Hen Cafe, 220 East 12th St, Silverton, CO. Registration, awards, and prizes all at The Sage Hen.

10 am Race Start Choreography:

  • Kids SnoDash (takes about 10 minutes)
  • 10k Start
  • Five minutes after 10k Start: 5k Start

News Flash!


OUR SACRED RACE IS NOT ONLY STILL ON?!?! Thanks to The Miracle Embrace Fr(om) The Town Of Silverton?!?! Your Feeble Ilg Is Honored To Announce That Our 8th Annual Winter Warrior to support the Durango Youth Nordic Club Shall Not Only Survive But THRIVE On The Streets And Enshrined Hill In Silverton, just 20-miles and two passes over from our regular Race Site! Registration is on Saturday at 9a at The Sage Hen Bakery in Silverton! Races start @ 10! Got a Heaven Sent Course planned for y’all !!! Bring your A-Game! Stay tuned to our Facebook page! Been a long day… a Miracle Day…for out of towners traveling? i got a coupon code to get you 20% off at the one and only, historic and palatial Grand Imperial Hotel just a couple blocks from the our Start Line in downtown Silverton!


What IS A Snow-Traction Race?

Up until now, The Winter Warrior has been known as a Snowshoe Race – which, of course, it still is –
yet, with Climate Change (aka; Global Warming) we’ve already had a few super-lean snow years for the Winter Warrior making snowshoes a poor choice (running in snowshoes across dirt/rocks/streams is NOT super fun, trust me! I once ran a 10k in snowshoes in totally dry, rocky conditions during my “Snow-or-No” race in Flagstaff!).

So, revamping The Winter Warrior as a Snow-Traction Race, allows racers to make their own call on Race Day given the snow-coverage or…lack thereof!

The following Snow Traction choices are all accepted and have, over the years, included:

  • Running Shoes with aggressive tread (i.e; Salomon’s Super Cross®)
  • Running Shoes with ‘snow crampons’ ranging from light duty (i.e. YakTrax®, or Kahtoola NanoSpikes®) to medium duty (i.e. Kahtoola MicroSpikes®)
  • Snowshoes with Running Shoe-compatible bindings
  • Direct-mount Snowshoes

I recall one year, a male member of the Durango Youth Nordic Ski Team spontaneously decided to run the full 10k distance of The Winter Warrior…wearing his Nordic Skate Ski boots!!
And he finished really well! Ha!

If you have any questions or need guidance on snowshoe or snow-traction models, let me know!

See YOU on the Start Line!