Right now that looks like a decent possibility!
First up is the long-running Camp Saratoga 8k at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve in Wilton, NY on Saturday. Today’s storm dropped about a foot of fresh snow, so conditions should be great! Race time is 10:30 AM; if the main parking fills up, you may have a park in one of the alternate lots a bit further away, so be sure to leave enough time to walk to registration/check-in. Online registration remains open and there will be day-of as well (print and fill out a registration form to save time Saturday morning.) This year is the debut of a brand-new course which features trails we’ve used in previous iterations and a few that we haven’t – for those of you that remember running past the finish line only to endure another km or two of climbs and descents will be happy to know that we will now be heading straight to the finish after coming around the shore of the pond. All the info you could want and then some can be found on our race page.
If conditions hold, Sunday will see the debut of the Capital Hills 5k at the CRNA‘s new Nordic Center at Albany’s Capital Hills Golf Course. Albany got 6-8″ of snow today, which should be just enough to hold the race if conditions hold over the next few days. Race time is 10 AM, with day of registration – print out a waiver and fill it out to save time on Sunday morning. As always, all the important info is on our race page. Probably best to keep an eye out here and on Facebook for this one; while the RD’s are very optimistic about the prospects for Sunday, a small change in the weather (warming or rain) could result in too little snow for it to happen. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that conditions remain favorable!