Hoot Toot & Whistle Snowshoe Race

Hoot Toot & Whistle 5k Snowshoe Race

WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:30 AM start

WHERE: Readsboro School, 301 Phelps Lane, Readsboro, VT
GPS coordinates 42.771543, 72.941125
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Note that the race start and finish is approximately 0.8 mi away at the trailhead to the Catamount Trail, off VT Rte 100. Participants can walk/run to and from the start/finish or ride the shuttle bus. All parking is at the Readsboro School and on Phelps Lane – there is no parking at the start/finish.

REGISTRATION: Day of only, $15 ages 18-64yrs, $5 discount for USSSA members, over 65 & under 18 race for free. Please fill out a registration form and bring it with you to save time on race day. Proceeds go toward a donation to the  E.J. Bullock Building Restoration Fund.

RACE DAY CHECK-IN: 9 AM – 10 AM, Readsboro School. Leave enough time to get from the school to the start line.

COURSE:  A flat/rolling 5k out-and-back lollipop on the Catamount Ski Trail along the Deerfield River. If no snow a trail race may be held.

DION SNOWSHOES available for rental at $5/pair; limited number, arrive early!

MORE INFORMATION: call Bob Dion at  (802) 423-7537 or email dion@bcn.net

A USSSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFYING RACE – more information about qualifying for the National Championships and race discounts offered to current USSSA members can be found here.

DID YOU KNOW: the name of the race comes from the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington narrow gauge railroad, referred to by many as the Hoot Toot & Whistle. The railroad was established in the late 1800’s. Much of section of the Catamount trail that makes up most of the race course runs along the HT&W railbed.

approximate 5k course (from 2009 race)


approximate elevation profile (2009 race)