Hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the teaser of spring, because it’s gone for the next few days. This evening the temperature dropped to freezing around Albany and it’s supposed to be in the low 20’s tomorrow morning.

Brave the Blizzard has no indoor facilities, so dress appropriately and bring warm dry clothes for after the race.

Race day reg is available for $30 starting at 9 AM.

Course conditions straight from the BTB web page:

Nearly the entire course remains covered with snow (and/or some form of what will be ice in the morning) with the exception of the 3 road crossings and one section of course that is roughly 25 yards.

As such:

  1. While it won’t be “perfect” for snowshoes, it is technically doable
  2. With that said, it is our *suggestion* that for those who DO have microspikes or Yaktrax, you will probably have a better overall experience using those instead of snowshoes
  3. If you are intent on running it and *only* otherwise have a normal running or trail shoe, for your safety on some of the icy spots, we would recommend that you use snowshoes.

More info can be found in the 2/11 update.