WEEK 5 ALREADY… WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?

Week 5 of the 2020-21 Dion WMAC Snowshoe Series will run from Sunday 1/24/21 through Saturday 1/30/21.

The goal for this week is to run, walk, or hike at least 5mi (8k) with or without snowshoes. You can do the distance all at once or split it up over multiple outings. You can also do more distance if you’d like (or less if you’re not up to 4mi at this time.)

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.)

No races next Saturday, but there is a Citizen’s Race at the Gore Ski Bowl on Wednesday evening (1, 2, 3,or 4 loops, up to 5k-ish distance, season pass or $12 twilight pass required) and a free race at Cole’s Woods on Thursday evening (1 or 2 laps, up to 4k distance.)

Of course you are always welcome to snowshoe/run/walk/hike at a location of your choice. We only ask that you choose a location where you can do so 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.

Any questions, shoot me an email.

GURNEY LANE 5k SNOWSHOE RACE SUN 10 AM IS ON!

WHEN: Sunday, January 24, start time 10 AM

WHERE: Gurney Lane Recreation Area, 119 Gurney Lane, Queensbury NY
GPS coordinates 43.363724, -73.709628
googlemaps link

online registration is closed, but day-of is available for $25

Here’s the latest from RD Bob Underwood:

You are in for a treat tomorrow.  The trails are running unbelievably well and it is going to be a great day.  A few things to remember.

Please wear a mask at all times when you are not running.

If you have not already done so, please fill out the covid waiver as well as the release form online.  the 2 links are here.  if not you will have to do it at the race.

https://forms.gle/qYridSmmvY9Tt6SE6

https://forms.gle/UfpvxgmUhnri9wLPA

The bathrooms and warming hut is open, we will have a fire pit.

We will do awards and a raffle after the races so stick around for a little while.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Bob

 

AND IT’S TIME FOR WEEK 4…

Week 4 of the 2020-21 Dion WMAC Snowshoe Series will run from Sunday 1/17/21 through Saturday 1/23/21.

The goal for this week is to run, walk, or hike at least 4mi (6.5k) with or without snowshoes. You can do the distance all at once or split it up over multiple outings. You can also do more distance if you’d like (or less if you’re not up to 4mi at this time.)

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.)

No races next Saturday, but there is a Citizen’s Race at the Gore Ski Bowl on Wednesday evening (1, 2, 3,or 4 loops, up to 5k distance, season pass or $12 twilight pass required) and a free race at Cole’s Woods on Thursday evening (1 or 2 laps, up to 4k distance.)

Of course you are always welcome to snowshoe/run/walk/hike at a location of your choice. We only ask that you choose a location where you can do so 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.

Any questions, shoot me an email.

COCK-A-DOODLE-SHOE UPDATE (IT’S ON!)

As of this morning, the Cock-a-Doodle-Shoe snowshoe races are good to go tomorrow. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION so if you aren’t preregistered you’ll need to find another opportunity to get outdoors tomorrow.

If anything changes between now and Sunday morning, it will be posted here, on our Facebook group, and on the CADS FB page.

Below is a copy of the RD’s post from last night:

I just finished marking the course a little while ago with some help from some great friends. Conditions are good. Most of the trails are firm packed. There are some larger rocks or stumps that poke through in places but they are pretty obvious and easily navigated around. Word is that we are to expect at least several inches of snow between now and race time so coverage will be ideal and I think we will see times that are a bit faster than the last two years. If you have done the race in the past markings will be a bit different. I have replaced the large arrows with survey flags. The 5k will be following FLORESCENT GREEN flags for the whole race. 10k runners will follow the same green flags until around mile 3 and then follow FLORESCENT PINK flags for the remainder of the run. There will be a volunteer at this junction and it will be clear that the 5K goes to the right and 10k to the left. I will quickly go over this again just prior to the start of the race while we are staging in “The Meadow.” For the start of all races there will be survey flags for runners to stand at to maintain social distancing. All runners are required to be masked up at the start and have said mask on them at all times. Masks need to be used for the start, passing, finish area, and anytime social distancing can not be maintained. Runners showing up without a face covering WILL NOT be allowed to participate. NO EXCEPTIONS AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR FAILING TO OBSERVE THIS SIMPLE RULE. Kid’s run goes off at 10 with adults to start shortly after they finish. Please allow time to make it to the start as it is approximately a 1/2 mile from the parking lot. Lastly if you are at all feeling sick or have come in contact with anyone infected with COVID please stay home and we’ll catch you next time around. I appreciate your understanding as we try to put on a safe event for everyone involved. Good luck and we’ll see you Sunday!