SERIES RACE #3 on Sunday 1/8 – Get Rec’d 5k+

RD Mike Owens reports great conditions on the Get Rec’d 5k+ course at the Stratton Town Recreation Area in Stratton, VT.

Race start is at 10:15 AM, with registration from 9-10 AM. $15 gets you the opportunity to enjoy 3.4mi of groomed trails and snowmobile trail. More info including googlemaps links available on the race page.

A limited number of loaners available from Dion Snowshoes at $5/pair.

NOTE that the current forecast calls for temperatures around 10 degrees F at race time, with wind chills below zero. Make sure you have appropriate clothing for during and especially after the race!

Calling All Writers, Bloggers, Etc – Submissions Needed for the Newsletter

We have traditionally had a newsletter to accompany our series, with a combination of race results, race reports, and articles about topics related to our sport. In addition to being the humble web-minion, I also get to assemble the newsletter to post on our site.
If you have a race report that you’d like to share or other writing relevant to what we do, please send it along via my email and you will get bragging rights that you are a published author in what is likely the oldest snowshoeing newsletter in the northeastern US (if not the whole US.) Race reports about non-series races are welcome. Do you have a particular piece of gear that you think is fantastic – send along a review. Write snowshoe haikus or sonnets? Share them with us.
If you’re wondering what this mythic newsletter has contained in the past – check out the SnoNews page on our main menu for almost two decades worth of newsletters.
Any questions, shoot me an email and I will try to have answers…

Welcoming 2017 at Hilltop Orchards

45 runners & walkers kicked off the new year by “enduring” almost ideal race conditions at Hilltop Orchards on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Tim Van Orden and Jamie Woolsey have now taken 1st place for two races in a row… stay tuned to see if their streaks continue next weekend at the Get Rec’d 5k+ in VT. After the race participants were treated to cider donuts and wine samples courtesy of Hilltop Orchards.

2017 Hilltop Orchards 5k race results.

Race photos  courtesy of the Dzikowicz family.

Thanks to everyone who came out and had fun in the snow on the first day of 2017!

photo courtesy of the Dzikowicz family


It looks like it’s going to be a GREAT weekend for our 2nd series race, the Hilltop Orchards 5k. The weather forecast looks good and the snow we’ve been getting should provide ideal course conditions.
The race starts at 1 PM, with registration from noon to 12:45. $15 gets you a chance to play in the snow and afterwards a cider donut and wine tasting. More information is available here on the event page (which includes links to google maps for directions if you need them.)
If you need snowshoes, there should be a limited number of Dion loaners available for $5/pair.
Arrive early so you’ll have plenty of time to get signed up (or checked in, if you pre-registered back for the original date), get loaners if you need them, and decide what clothing the conditions warrant. Carpool when possible (it makes parking easier and is good for the environment) and bring a change of clothes for afterwards.
And most importantly – enjoy whatever the course and conditions send your way and have fun!