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
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.