WEEK 3 IS HERE!

Week 3 of the 2020-21 Dion WMAC Snowshoe Series will run from Sunday 1/10/21 through Saturday 1/16/21.

The goal for this week is to run, walk, or hike at least 4mi (6.5k) with or without snowshoes. You can do the distance all at once or split it up over multiple outings. You can also do more distance if you’d like (or less if you’re not up to 4mi at this time.)

We had a good turnout at today’s race on the Gore Nordic Center in North Creek, NY with 33 participants out on the snow making multiple loops of the 1 km course. If you were there and want the distance you covered recorded toward your series totals, make sure you enter the information in the series spreadsheet below. (Don’t forget to include any warm-up or cool-down distance – that counts too!)

2020-21 Snowshoe Series

(If this is the first time you’re recording distance, enter your first and last name in the appropriate columns. For each week you will also find two other columns – under “week # ss miles” enter the number of miles you’ve snowshoed, and/or under “week # r/w/h miles” enter the number of miles you’ve run, walked, or hiked without snowshoes. You can do this once for the whole week or update your weekly mileage as needed throughout the week. You can also go back and update your totals for previous weeks at any point. The spreadsheet will update your series totals automatically.)

Of course you are always welcome to snowshoe/run/walk/hike at a location of your choice. We only ask that you choose a location where you can do so safely and while following all local rules, regulations, and guidelines, and that you take appropriate precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19. We miss seeing you all in person and want to get back to being able to do that!

If you have any photos from your outdoor adventures, please feel free to share them with us on our Facebook group by leaving them in a comment for this week’s post.

Any questions, shoot me an email.

Have fun and be safe!

VERY IMPORTANT INFO FOR SUNDAY’S RACE AT THE GORE SKI BOWL

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!!!

UPDATED INFORMATION FROM RD PAUL ALLISON 1/9/21

We are requiring all competitors to perform self screening tomorrow morning before traveling to the race.  The screening form must be filled out and brought to the race for drop off at the bib pick-up station.  No health screen, no participation.  We cannot perform screenings on site.  A couple notes regarding this form… Under “Agency”, please write “Gore” and under the “person being screened” and under “screener” write your own name.  Also print out, fill out/sign the Assumption of Risk form and bring to the race with you.

self screening form
assumption of risk form

A reminder that bib pick-up will be outside under the open pavilion.  If you intend to comptete in our Citizen race series beginning this Wednesday, please hold onto your bib.  To keep minimal contact, we would like tomorrow’s competitors to keep their bib for that series.  Bib Pick-up will begin at 1 pm, and racers can head up to the start line to begin their race any time between 2:00 pm and 2:30.  The timer will be at the line to start each individual (no mass start races this year).

The race course loop is 1.25K (not 1.5K).  Masters will do 4 loops for 5K and Recreational will do 2 loops.

Another reminder, no Lodge use and no spectators for any event at Gore this season.

-masks/face coverings must be worn when except while running/walking the race
-please observe proper social distancing at all times
-no use of lodge or indoor space

-restrooms attached to the open pavilion will be available
-portable toilets will be available outside
-paper bibs for timing purposes, please dispose off the venue after the race
-no awards ceremony or refreshments
-sanitize hands frequently

– if you are exhibiting any symptoms of being sick, please stay home

WEEK 2 IS HERE!

Week 2 of the 2020-21 Dion WMAC Snowshoe Series will run from Sunday 1/3/21 through Saturday 1/9/21.

The goal for this week is to run, walk, or hike at least 5k (3.1 mi) with or without snowshoes. You can do the distance all at once or split it up over multiple outings. You can also do more distance if you’d like (or less if you’re not up to 5k at this time.)

No live race this week; with luck that will change for weeks 3 and beyond. This week you’re once again on your own. And in any case, you are always welcome to snowshoe/run/walk/hike at a location of your choice. We only ask that you choose a location where you can do so safely and while following all local rules, regulations, and guidelines, and that you take appropriate precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19. We miss seeing you all in person and want to get back to being able to do that!

Please open the following spreadsheet to record the distance you complete:

2020-21 Snowshoe Series

If this is the first time you’re recording distance, enter your first and last name in the appropriate columns. For each week you will also find two other columns – under “week # ss miles” enter the number of miles you’ve snowshoed, and/or under “week # r/w/h miles” enter the number of miles you’ve run, walked, or hiked without snowshoes. You can do this once for the whole week or update your weekly total as needed throughout the week.

You can also go back and update your totals for week 1 at any point. The spreadsheet will update your series totals automatically.

If you have any photos from your outdoor adventures, please feel free to share them with us on our Facebook group.

Any questions, shoot me an email.

Have fun and be safe!