Sugoi Shirt Update

In addition to Champ Sys apparel, a Sugoi long sleeve tech shirt will be available at a reduced price, with fitting and ordering anticipated within the next few weeks.

The Sugoi shirt will also be a higher-quality sublimated piece. Color and design will match Champ Sys items, so you’ll be able to wear the two together, and won’t be able to tell the difference in photos.

Within the next week or so (but not yet—please wait for an official announcement), you’ll be able to stop by Footzone to try on a full range of women’s and men’s sizes. I’m working with Footzone and Sugoi now on the details. As soon as I know more, I’ll post here.

Purchasing a shirt or other apparel is not required to participate in Snowshoe Run With Laura. Please wear whatever you’d like, including shirts from previous years. We just want to be able to run with you and have fun!


The Store is Open!

Order your Snowshoe Run with Laura kit now.

Our online store at Champ Sys is ready for business.    Be sure to read carefully through this entire post for the information and details you need.    There is some exciting news at the end for those of you who want a zippered version of the mock turtleneck.

First, remember this order is for custom apparel so there will be no refunds, returns or credits (though you may sell a mis-sized item to a member and re-order the next time around).

ORDERING CLOSES ON NOVEMBER 6, 2014, at midnight, with no changes to the order after this date.

6 to 8 weeks after the order closes the club’s entire order will be shipped to Sarah.  We’ll then coordinate distribution.

Please post your questions below or on the Facebook group page so that everyone can benefit from the shared knowledge.


A second order will be placed after this initial order is delivered.  To keep these prices, we must meet a minimum of 10 main items (such as jackets, tops and tights) per order so you may choose to spread out your items between the two orders so that we can meet the minimum each time – such as a tights now but later a zippered Mock Turtleneck which is being developed by Champ Sys at our request.  Or you may simply want to spread out your expenditures between the two orders.


  1. Log in with the temporary login and password given below
  2. Set up your personal account with your email and password for use with this order and all personal records
  3. Go through all of the items to see product information and sizing.   There is a wide variety of items including tops, jerseys, jackets, tights, caps, a bag and even a teeny-tiny jersey.
  4. Place your order
  5. Check out when you are finished ordering or your item will not go into the production queue.   Orders must be paid in full and any “saved” but not checked out orders will not be placed into production.

And, finally, the exciting news about a ZIPPERED MOCK TURTLENECK!!!  Many people loved the mock turtleneck for its yummy fleeciness which is perfect for cold weather running but wanted a zipper option.  Champ Sys listened and is working on a prototype!  This new and improved mock T won’t be available for our first order but is expected to be for the second.  For those of you who missed this item in the samples, it is similar in weight and warmth to the equally scrumptious fleece rowing tights.

The proofs for a few popular items:

Run Top for websiteRow Tights for WebCaps for Website

 Ok, GO!  Shoey is waiting for you.

Sample Apparel Fittings

You are invited to the Snowshoe Run With Laura sample apparel fittings! There are two fittings to choose from. Both are this week:
1) Wednesday, October 15th, 6–7:30pm in NE Bend
2) Sunday, October 19th, 1–2:30pm in West Bend.  This is the FINAL fitting.
Email for location address.

A variety of sample items will be available in various sizes. Champ Sys (the manufacturer) does not provide full size runs but there will be enough items that you can compare Champ Sys sizing with your favorite tights, tops or jacket. Feel free to bring your current apparel if you’d like to compare size and fit.

A few things to think about when trying on the sample items:
1. Since we don’t have full size runs, please try on the size(s) that we do have and use the sizing charts provided in the folder at the fitting to determine the correct size to order (we will provide a measuring ruler/tape).

2. Please keep track of what apparel and sizes you would like to order as you will order these items online at a later date. This is important because ALL SALES ARE FINAL due to the custom graphics.

3. Depending on the fabric, the samples are running large or small so please don’t assume that just because you wear a large in one garment that you will be a large in another garment.

4. We will also be ordering Snowshoe Run With Laura long sleeve Sugoi shirts in the near future and there will be a separate fitting for them. We apologize for not having all samples at the same time, but were unable to make this happen. They will have the same design as the Champ Sys shirts, but obviously will be a different brand, therefore, providing a different fit.