Yes, running in snowshoes! At our last event, Snowdog Events - Sun Country Snowshoe Race, we had a dozen pairs or racing/running snowshoes from Atlas that were available for free. It's not quite as hard as it sounds, especially with the smaller, lighter snowshoes.
We actually had a second event planned at the end of February in Cle Elum, but had to cancel due to lack of snow. Hence, I'm looking for a location that has a higher chance of good snow, early or late in the season.
Jack, I saw a thread from 2003 where you were planning on participating in a snowshoe race at Hyak. Do you have any information from that one still, where it was located?
cory at snowdogevents.com