SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Many in Onondaga County will be breaking trails this winter as part of the 2010 PowerSox U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. Announced at a press conference Thursday, the event will be held at Highland Forest Park, March 5 through 7.
Originating in Plattsburgh, this will be the 10th year for the National Championships.
About 300 elite level snowshoe athletes from across the country and Canada are expected to participate in the two-day event.
“It really provides some great interaction between those athletes who will be competing for the national championships at Highland Forest Park and our local public. They can actually come out and get involved with some of the events that are going on with this,” said David Holder with the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau
The event is expected to produce about $292,000 of economic impact for the area from guests coming in from out of town.