Snowshoe Shuffle sees 80 participants, raises funds for MC EMS
CREEDE — A warm and sunny Aug. 5, saw the 38th running of the annual Snowshoe Shuffle 5K walk/run event in Creede. The race commenced at Basham Park in Creede and proceeded for approximately 1.6 miles up East Willow Road before returning back to the finish line in town.
For all those 38 years, proceeds from the event have been donated to Mineral County emergency services on a rotating basis to include emergency medical services, search and rescue, and fire department.
This year's race had special significance to the race coordinator, Deb Haverfield, who dedicated the event to the memory of her mother, Marty Steward, who passed away earlier this year. Steward was a long-time Creede and San Luis Valley resident and was a Mineral County EMT for 17 years.
The race attracted over 80 participants from all over Colorado and from as far away as Hawaii. The "Miles for Marty" event was considered a huge success by Haverfield who decided to make a special donation to Mineral County EMS in the amount of $2,000 in memory of her mother. The funds will be used by the ambulance service to assist in the purchase of equipment, supplies, and medications required for the three advanced life support ambulances operated by the county.