from the Frigus RD – there are many good trails, but some wet spots. They’ll have a runnable course set, but you might want to wear warm socks, and bring an extra pair in case you get wet.
Laura & crew marked the Winterfest course today – the course had enough snow but it has been melting, so she recommends bringing traction assistance as well as snowshoes – both will be allowed for Sunday’s race.


Another busy week, so I’m going to focus on the big local ones…

Fri/Sat 2/2-2/3 Frigus Snowshoe Festival Gaansevoort NY – multiple distances, with very challenging courses for the longer distances – including a marathon and a 30hr ultra, for those crazy enough to tackle that. Info and pre-reg can be found here.   Prereg closes at midnight Thurs 2/1.

Sun 2/4 Saratoga Winterfest 5k Saratoga Springs NY – the longest running snowshoe race in the northeast. Info and pre-reg can be found here, including bundling this with the registration for 2/10’s Camp Saratoga race for a discount. Prereg closes on midnight Fri 2/2.

Wed 2/7 – Gore Nordic Citizens Races

Thurs 2/8 Cole’s Woods Races

Sat 2/10 Camp Saratoga 8k Wilton NY – the 2nd longest running snowshoe race in the northeast. Info and prereg.