Snowshoers set to catch the moon |

Snowshoers set to catch the moon

KEYSTONE – Anyone who thinks catching the moon is impossible should take to the chase in a pair of snowshoes and Hawaiian attire. You might not catch the waning moon, but you’ll have fun trying.

The fourth annual Luna Chase Snowshoe Race kicks off Saturday at Keystone Resort and takes runners, walkers and hikers 5 kilometers from North Peak to the top of Keystone Mountain.

“I think it was over 250 people that turned out last year,” said Roch Horton, administrative and special events coordinator with the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, which benefits from the Luna Chase. “It’s a Hawaiian-style party, and people can run it, walk it, crawl … whatever they want.”

The race begins at 7 p.m. Saturday above treeline on North Peak, and participants should come equipped with snowshoes, headlamps and Hawaiian attire to travel to the Summit House on Keystone Mountain. For those who don’t have headlamps or snowshoes, Petzel headlamps and Atlas snowshoes are available at evening registration at the Summit House. Individuals using demo equipment should bring a driver’s license or credit card for collateral.

Luna Chase registration is $30 and is available Saturday at the River Run Events Plaza from 12 to 3 p.m. or at the Summit House from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost includes food, drinks, raffle, DJ and gondola transportation to the start of the race and down the mountain. The awards party begins at 7:45 p.m. at the Summit House.

For more information on the Luna Chase Snowshoe Race, visit

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