Saturday we have the Camp Saratoga 8k at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve in Wilton, NY. The race starts at 10:30 AM, with registration/check-in from 9:15-10:15. Overflow parking is a bit of a walk so leave enough time to get to registration after you’ve parked your car. The course is rolling with a couple of short but steep hills. At least we don’t have to worry about the yellowjackets! More information including map links for directions can be found here. Day-of registration is $20; download and complete the registration form to save time on race day.
Sunday is Brave the Blizzard at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland, NY, with two distance options, 5k and 5.5mi. The race starts at 10 AM, with registration/check-in starting at 9 AM. Day-of registration is $20 (5k) or $25 (5.5mi). The 5k features hills, woods, and a lap around the perimeter of the adjacent golf course; the 5.5miler splits off from the 5k just before the finish and adds an additional loop into the woods and fields across Normanskill Creek. Since the ARE is doing 5k splits for the longer race, we will offer points for both distances for the 5.5 mile runners ie. you’re getting two races for the price of one, points-wise. The big attraction for many will be the plentiful pancakes after the race. More info including directions to the start and a course map can be found here.
There are also quite a few non-series races on Saturday, including two which feature fat bike races as well as snowshoeing. Check out our non-series race page for more information.
And a final heads-up, after this weekend we take a week off from series races so that anyone who wants to can attend the World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake, NY, on Feb 24-26. Registration prices for the Championship races increase this Sunday, 2/19.