Hot Air for Hearts Benefit & Snowshoe Race

Sponsored by Lakewoods Resort – Cable, Wisconsin

(Held Annually the 2nd Weekend of March)

After many years of offering Hot Air Balloon Rides for charity, (which often were cancelled due to weather) we’re changing the event.

We’re still focused on providing an exciting event to raise money for Heart Health related causes and first responders in the area through the Cable Area Lions Club.  We’ll still be holding exciting snowshoe races on our Forest Ridges golf course which offers a challenging course for competition and fun.  However, instead of balloon rides, we’re now offering miniature rice paper balloons with your donation which can be customized with a personalized memorial or inspirational message.  These balloons will be released as part of a ceremony at dusk on Saturday night.

“We wanted to keep the balloon character of the event,” says organizer P.C. Rasmussen, “and, while not as exciting as a balloon ride, this should create a spectacular sight as dozens of balloons float away into the night.”  The biodegradable balloons can be customized with a personalized message to memorialize a loved one or with a message to share with the world.  There is virtually no chance of fire with cold seasonal temperatures and the surrounding forest being covered with snow.

This charity event is great for the family and is a fantastic way to get out and enjoy the new snow this winter. All the colors of the balloons and racers make for a fun and festive atmosphere and both are very exciting to watch.

Lakewoods Snowshoe Race

Lakewoods Resort near Cable, WI

The Hot Air For Hearts Snowshoe race consists of both 5 km and 10 km events

Annual Schedule


8 AM — Registration – in Buck’s Bar
9:45 AM — Race Safety Meeting – in Buck’s Bar
10 AM — Individual Events (Start at the same time) – Startline on Forest Ridges Golf Course

  • 5K Run/Walk Race ($25.00)
  • 10K Run/Walk Race ($25.00)
  • Mountaineering Event ($25.00)


MEN: 10K, 10″x46″ minimum shoe
WOMEN: 5K, 8″x28″ minimum shoe

NOON —  Snowshoe Awards Ceremony

Register early for the snowshoe race and fun get-together in Cable, WI!

Register for the Lakewoods Snowshoe Race

Please note: Registration fee will be paid the day of the race when you pick up your bib and race shirt. Relay Race registration will happen the day of the race.

Agreement, Waiver, Release and Acknowledgments: I know that running a snowshoe event is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, conditions of the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Lakewoods Resort and it’s associates and all sponsors and event staff from all claims or liabilities arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.