Sunday’s Northeast Snowshoe Championship at Prospect Nordic in Woodford, VT is the final event of our 2016-17 series. While the recent warm, wet weather has made a few course changes necessary, RD Tim Van Orden is confident we’ll have a top-notch event to wrap things up.

Online registration is available until midnight on Friday, Mar. 10. Day of registration will be available, with registration closing 30 min before each race. $25 – 5k, $35 – 10k

Here’s the schedule:

8:00am – Registration Opens
8:45am – 5k Registration Closes
9:00am – 5k Citizen’s Race Begins
10:00am – 10k Registration Closes
10:30am – 10k Championship Race Begins

The course will be a rolling 5k loop with good snow coverage; the 10k runners will run the loop twice. Ice cleats or standard cleats are recommended – the snow is unlikely to be deep enough to use deep cleats comfortably.

And for those of you who have been upset about the recent warm weather seeming to signal an early end to winter – Sunday’s forecast currently calls for sunshine and highs in the mid-teens, with windchills down around zero. Winter hasn’t left yet!

Prospect Nordic is at 204 Prospect Access Rd, Woodford, VT, or for those who prefer GPS coordinates: 42.876009, 73.081365

And finally – daylight savings time starts early Sunday AM, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead before you go to bed Saturday night. It would be a shame to show up at the final race of the series after the race has started!