St. Germain will hold its third annual Arctic Warrior Snowshoe and Winter Obstacle Course Race this Saturday, Jan. 12, on Little St. Germain Lake. 

This event is one of the few winter obstacle events in Wisconsin and will feature events including the 5K or 10K Arctic Warrior Snowshoe Races and the Arctic Warrior 5K or 10K Obstacle Course Races. 

Proceeds from the race will be shared with the St. Germain Non-Motorized Trail System fund.

The obstacle races will challenge participants with a variety of man-made and natural adventure obstacles including the tire shuffle, dumpster dive, arctic switchback climb, snow tunnel crawl and fat tire bike trek, along with others.

There will be a timing clock for race times, but the event is not chip-timed and placement awards will not be given. The Most Spirited Arctic Warrior Team will be recognized at 3:30 p.m. at the Wild Bear Grill & Pub. 

Fees are as follows: $30, 5K/10K Arctic Warrior Snowshoe Race; $65, Arctic Warrior “Family” Snowshoe Race (includes two adult entries for the 5K/10K Snowshoe Race and entrance for all children under the age of 18 from the same family, includes two T-shirts); $50, 5K/10K Arctic Warrior Ob­stacle Race; $75, Ul­­­timate Arctic Warrior Race (includes entrance into both the 5K/10K Snowshoe and 5K/10K Obstacle Course Race).

The Obstacle Course Race is geared toward adults; however, any young racers interested in the Arctic Warrior Obstacle Race, age 14 years or older, may take part in the challenge as long as they are on a team with a parent or trusted adult. The Obstacle Course Race is a team event, and team sizes can be two to six people. 

All registrations for the Snowshoe Race include a gender-specific long sleeve T-shirt, a finisher item and a free bowl of soup or chili at the finish. All registrations for the Obstacle Race include a gender-specific long sleeve 1/4-zip sport T-shirt, a finisher item and a free bowl of soup at the finish.

Registration can be completed at st-germain.com, by calling (715) 477-2205 or by stopping by the chamber office for a registration form. Race packet pickup and day of event registration for the Arctic Warrior will take place Jan. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Wild Bear Grill & Pub.

The Arctic Warrior Snowshoe Race will begin at 10 a.m. and the 5K and 10K Arctic Warrior Obstacle Race will begin at 11 a.m., with a staggered start for all of the obstacle teams.

The Arctic Warrior Race is a Joint Effort Marketing Grant-funded event through the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. 

For more information on the Arctic Warrior or any other event in St. Germain, visit st-germain.com or call the chamber office at (715) 477-2205.