The distance for the first week of our 2020-21 series is 5k or 3.1 miles.
You can snowshoe (run or walk/hike) or run/walk/hike the distance anywhere you’d like from Sunday 12/27 through Saturday 1/2. I’ll post a link to report having completed the distance once I get that all set up later this week. No need to time yourself for the series, we’re not recording times this year, just the distance you covered and did you snowshoe or not. Feel free to do more than 5k, but you should cover at least 5k during the week. Whether you do your distance in one outing or split it up over multiple days is up to you.
Please choose a safe place to do your 5k and follow all local rules and guidelines. Take proper precautions to keep yourself and those around you safe. If you arrive at a trailhead and it’s crowded, please consider going somewhere else or returning at another day/time.
If you’d like to run or walk a live 5k snowshoe race for your distance, there’s one scheduled for Sunday December 27 at the Gore Ski Bowl Nordic Center. Online registration preferred and strongly encouraged, closes at noon Saturday 12/26. Day of registration will be available but discouraged to reduce contact. The race will have a rolling start with people starting when they’re ready between 2-2:30 PM. There is also a 2.5k option. There will be a limited number of Dion snowshoes available for rental. More info including Covid precautions will be posted soon.