We have confirmation that tonight’s races at Gore Nordic (ie. the Ski Bowl) are on! Reg opens at 5:15, races start at 6 PM. Also at 5PM the Pioneer plaques (recognizing individuals who have played a vital role in the development of the North Creek Ski Bowl and the Town of Johnsburg) will be unveiled, for anyone who’s arriving early.


Weather can play a huge role in what kind of event is held (snowshoe vs trail) or even if an event is held at all – so it’s a good idea to check race websites for updates as the date gets close. I will also try to post updates as I get them, but sometimes life gets busy…

Wed 1/10 – week #1 of the weekly Gore Nordic Citizen’s races. Tuesday’s snow forecast for North Creek looks hopeful for this one, hopefully the rain that’s supposed to follow the snow won’t cause problems. Here’s what the Gore website has to say about Wed nights in general: “Registration is inside the Joe Minder Lodge at the Ski Bowl beginning at 5 pm. Registration will close at 5:50 pm and the race begins at 6 pm with a mass start. When registering, participants can choose to race (or walk) on snowshoes, or can classic or skate ski.  The distance options are 1.25K (1 Loop), 2.5K (2 Loops), 3.75K (3 Loops), and 5K (4 Loops) on the Ski Bowl’s professionally maintained and brightly lit stadium course.” $12 or a season pass gets you in on the fun for the evening. Facebook updates here.

Sun 1/14 – Cock-a-Doodle-Shoe 5k/10k/kids races, all the info can be found here. If you’ve done this one before, it looks like they’re changing the courses to start at the clubhouse (where they’ve always finished) and the 10k will be 2 loops of the 5k course. Online pre-reg through Saturday is here, no race day reg. Facebook updates here.

Wed 1/17 – week #2 of the Wed night Gore Nordic races, same info as for 1/10.

23-24 RACES

I’ll work on getting more info for each race posted soon, as well as a few races that are a little further afield than our typical stomping grounds, but here’s the local schedule so far:

1/10 Gore Citizens #1 North Creek NY
1/14 Cock-a-Doodle Shoe 5k/10k Saranac NY
1/17 Gore Citizens #2 North Creek NY
1/21 Brookhaven 5k Greenfield NY
1/24 Gore Citizens #3 North Creek NY
1/27 DAR Snowshoe Scramble 10k Goshen, MA
1/31 Gore Citizens #4 North Creek NY
1/28 Gurney Lane 5k Queensbury NY
2/3 Frigus 5k/15k/Marathon Gaansevoort, NY
2/4 Saratoga Winterfest 5k Saratoga Springs, NY
2/10 Camp Saratoga 8k Wilton NY
2/18 Brave the Blizzard 5k Guilderland, NY
2/24 Stone Bridge Caveman 6k Pottersville, NY
3/2 Brookhaven 5k Greenfield, NY
3/3 Garnet Hill 5k North River, NY

Wednesday nights in Jan & Feb – Gore Citizens’ 5ks 1-10-24 through 2-28-24

additional races further afield:


12/17  Gore 5kish North Creek, NY
1/7 Norway 5k Mannsville NY

SUNDAY 1/7 NORWAY 5k Mannsville NY

UPDATE 1/6 – IT’S GONNA BE SNOWSHOES. Prereg closes today at 5, but there is day of reg.
This one’s probably too far away for many of you, but RD Matt W is pretty confident conditions should be good for either a trail race (current conditions) or snowshoe (depending on what the weekend storm delivers.)
Registration and more info can be found here 
I’ll try to post an update after Matt sends it out on Friday, updates will also be posted at the Winona Forest FB group