WEEK 2 IS HERE!

Week 2 of the 2020-21 Dion WMAC Snowshoe Series will run from Sunday 1/3/21 through Saturday 1/9/21.

The goal for this week is to run, walk, or hike at least 5k (3.1 mi) 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 5k at this time.)

No live race this week; with luck that will change for weeks 3 and beyond. This week you’re once again on your own. And in any case, 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!

Please open the following spreadsheet to record the distance you complete:

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 total as needed throughout the week.

You can also go back and update your totals for week 1 at any point. The spreadsheet will update your series totals automatically.

If you have any photos from your outdoor adventures, please feel free to share them with us on our Facebook group.

Any questions, shoot me an email.

Have fun and be safe!

WELCOME TO WEEK 1!

Week 1 of the 2020-21 Dion WMAC Snowshoe Series will run from Sunday 12/27/20 through Saturday 1/2/21.

The goal for this week is to run, walk, or hike at least 5k (3.1 mi) 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 5k at this time.)

In the future we may offer suggestions for possible places in western MA, eastern NY, and southwestern VT to complete the distance. Some weeks there will be a live race where you can choose to complete the distance if you’re able to attend. This week you’re on your own. And in any case, 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!

Please open the following spreadsheet to record the distance you complete:

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 total as needed throughout the week.

Any questions, shoot me an email.

Have fun and be safe!

LIVE RACE – GORE SKI BOWL 5k POSTPONED TO 1/10/21

Tomorrow’s snowshoe race at the Gore Ski Bowl has been postponed to Sunday 1/10/21.

All the info for Sunday’s live 5k race/2.5k fun run can be found here.

Please read the modifications that will be in place due to Covid-19. If you are unwilling to comply with any of the modifications or if you are showing any symptoms of being ill, please do not attend the race.

Note that the warm weather and rain on Thursday and Friday may have significant impact on the course or even the ability of the Gore Nordic Center staff to hold the race. Keep an eye out here and on Facebook for updates on Saturday and possibly Sunday morning.

2020-21 SERIES WEEK ONE: 12/27/20 – 1/2/21

The distance for the first week of our 2020-21 series is 5k or 3.1 miles.

You can snowshoe (run or walk/hike) or run/walk/hike the distance anywhere you’d like from Sunday 12/27 through Saturday 1/2. I’ll post a link to report having completed the distance once I get that all set up later this week. No need to time yourself for the series, we’re not recording times this year, just the distance you covered and did you snowshoe or not. Feel free to do more than 5k, but you should cover at least 5k during the week. Whether you do your distance in one outing or split it up over multiple days is up to you.

Please choose a safe place to do your 5k and follow all local rules and guidelines. Take proper precautions to keep yourself and those around you safe. If you arrive at a trailhead and it’s crowded, please consider going somewhere else or returning at another day/time.

If you’d like to run or walk a live 5k snowshoe race for your distance, there’s one scheduled for Sunday December 27 at the Gore Ski Bowl Nordic Center. Online registration preferred and strongly encouraged, closes at noon Saturday 12/26. Day of registration will be available but discouraged to reduce contact. The race will have a rolling start with people starting when they’re ready between 2-2:30 PM. There is also a 2.5k option. There will be a limited number of Dion snowshoes available for rental.  More info including Covid precautions will be posted soon.