AND THEY’RE OFF! Gore Ski Bowl 5k Snowshoe Race

photo courtesy of Gore Nordic Center staff

The 24th season of the Dion WMAC Snowshoe Series got off to a great start with 20 snowshoers tackling the course at the Gore Ski Bowl in North Creek, NY. 18 went the full 5k distance of 3 loops on groomed nordic ski trails and a short stretch of ungroomed singletrack through the woods, and 2 completed the 2 mile fun run. Brian Northan and Jamie Woolsey finished at the head of the pack on a day that saw us start with mostly overcast skies and then featured occasional patches of blue peeking through the clouds and even a burst of snow flurries for a while. Our thanks to the staff of the Gore Ski Bowl Nordic Center who put on a professionally organized race, provided complimentary day passes for those who wanted to spend additional time on the trails either skiing or snowshoeing, and even sent everyone home with a prize. Thanks also to Bob Underwood of Underdog Race Timing for recording the results.

Race photos courtesy of the Gore Nordic Center staff

Race results courtesy of Underdog Timing

photo courtesy of Gore Nordic Center staff

NEXT UP: we take a break from series races for a few weeks and then the Winter Magic 5k+ in Londonderry, VT will be run on Sunday 1/7/2018.