Likely the last race of the season for eastern NY!

Online Registration closes 3/5 at 5 PM but day of will be available

The latest from RD Bob Underwood:

There is over 2 feet of base on all the trails. Trails are packed and there is deep powder if you step off the edge but the course is looking good.

Trails are a mix of packed wide nordic ski trails and snowshoe packed single track winding through the woods. There is full coverage and no icy spots on the trails. Perfect conditions with rolling climbs and downhills. Garnet Hill has provided prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers. Should be a beautiful day. After the race stick around and snowshoe some more or nordic ski on over 40 Km of groomed trails.


Week 7 of the 2020-21 Dion WMAC Snowshoe Series will run from Sunday 2/7/21 through Saturday 2/13/21.

Since it took me almost the entire week to get this posted, the goal for this week is to run, walk, or hike ANY DISTANCE with or without snowshoes. You can do the distance all at once or split it up over multiple outings.

If you’d like any distance you cover on foot (with snowshoes or without) to be included in your totals for this seasons series, please enter it in the series spreadsheet:

2020-21 Snowshoe Series

(If this is the first time you’re recording distance, enter your first and last name in the appropriate columns. For each week you will also find two other columns – under “week # ss miles” enter the number of miles you’ve snowshoed, and/or under “week # r/w/h miles” enter the number of miles you’ve run, walked, or hiked without snowshoes. You can do this once for the whole week or update your weekly mileage as needed throughout the week. You can also go back and update your totals for previous weeks at any point. The spreadsheet will update your series totals automatically.)

Last Sunday the Saratoga Winterfest 5k+ Snowshoe Race saw 35 runners and walkers take to the packed snow at Saratoga Spa State Park. During the week the Gore Nordic Citizens Races and the Coles Woods Races happened on Wednesday and Thursday respectively – those weekly events will be concluding over the next several weeks. Saturday sees not one but two racing opportunities – the Frigus multi-distance races at Moreau Lake State Park between Saratoa Springs and Glens Falls, and the Brave the Blizzard 5k at Tawasentha Park near Albany. Registration may be available for Frigus if they haven’t reached capacity; registration is closed for Brave the Blizzard.

Whether you’ll be racing this weekend or just out enjoying the outdoors on your own, be sure to dress appropriately – it’s going to be a cold one!

We also ask that you choose a location where you can do enjoy the outdoors safely and while following all local rules, regulations, and guidelines, and that you take appropriate precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19. We miss seeing you all in person and want to get back to being able to do that!

If you have any photos from your outdoor adventures, please feel free to share them with us on our Facebook group by leaving them in a comment for this week’s post.

Next week I’ll do my best to get this posted on Sunday!

Any questions, shoot me an email.