Sunday, September 13, 2009

2010 New England / NY Snowshoe Schedule


Updated: 9/18/09 - The Granite State Snowshoe Series schedule is now officially out (thanks Chris!). With it's release (and some changes), I've blown away the other entry and worked on the completed (almost) schedule below.  The WMAC schedule still has one tentative race (South Pond) that has not been officially scheduled yet, and they are listing a holdover race but of course, that would only be used in the event of a cancellation.  Aside from that, the New England/NY snowshoe season has now come fully into focus with the release of both of the main series' schedules plus a couple of the 3C Race Productions events.

Below is the full schedule including the WMAC/Dion races, Granite State Snowshoe Series races, a couple other Eastern regional national qualifiers, and a couple of non-series events being put on by 3C.


WMAC/Dion - GSSS - Both - Non Series
** 2010 U.S. National Championship Northeast Regional Qualifier


Day
Date
Time
Race
Dist.
Location
Sun
12/27/09
10:30A
I Love Woodford
3.5M
Woodford, VT
Sat
1/2/10
TBD
Beaver Brook
5K
Hollis, NH
Sun
1/3/10
10:30A
North Pond
3.5M
Florida, MA
Sat
1/9/10
TBD
Witch City
TBD
Salem, MA
Sat
1/9/10
10A
Turner Trail
4.3M
Pittsfield, MA
Sun
1/10/10
TBD
Pat's Peak Relay
8K
Henniker, NH
Sat
1/16/10
TBD
Feel Good Farm
7K
Lyndeborough, NH
Sat
1/16/10
10A
Greylock Glen
3.9M
Adams, MA
Sun
1/17/10
TBD
Mendon Ponds Winterfest**

Mendon, NY
Sun
1/17/10
10A
Brave the Blizzard
3.8M
Guilderland, NY
Sat
1/23/10
TBD
Pooh Hill
8.5K
Madison, NH
Sat
1/23/10
10A
Hoot Toot & Whistle
3.3M
Readsboro, VT
Sun
1/24/10
10A
Curley's Record Run
4M
Pittsfield,MA
Sat
1/30/10
11A
Sidehiller**
4M
Center Sandwich, NH
Sat
2/6/10
9A
Northfield Mountain
3.8M
Northfield, MA
Sun
2/7/10
TBD
Northern VT SS Challenge**

Jeffersonville, VT
Sun
2/7/10
11A
Saratoga Winterfest
5K
Saratoga Springs,NY
Sat
2/13/10
TBD
Horse Hill
7K
Merrimack, NH
Sat
2/13/10
10:30A
Camp Saratoga**
8.25K
Wilton, NY
Sun
2/14/10
TBD
Frosty's Dash
5K
Atkinson, NH
Sat
2/20/10
10A
Hallockville Orchard
3.8M
West Hawley, MA
Sat
2/20/10
TBD
Moonlight Madness
5K
Madbury, NH
Sun
2/21/10
9:30A
Covered Bridge
4 & 13M
Adams, MA
Sat
2/27/10
TBD
Joppa Hill Sprint
2.5K &5K
Bedford, NH
Sat
2/27/10
10A
Moody Spring
5.5M
West Hawley, MA
Sat
3/6/2010
11:30A
US National Championship
10K
Syracuse, NY
Sat
3/13/10
9A
Northfield States
3 - 5M
Northfield, MA
Sun
3/14/10
TBD
Granite State Championship
TBD
Gorham, NH
Sun
3/14/10
9:30A
Hawley Kiln Notch
5M
Hawley, MA
Sat
3/20/10
4:30P
Catamount Sunset
3M
Hillsdale, NY
TBD
1/?/10
10AM
South Pond (TBD)
4M
Florida, MA
TBD
TBD
TBD
Tilda Hill (Holdover Race)
3.5M
Florida, MA

Now, looking at the NE/NY schedule, the following days have conflicts between series' or standalone events:


1/9: Witch City (non-series) and Turner Trail (WMAC)
1/16: Greylock Glen (WMAC) and Feel Good Farm (GSSS)
1/17: Mendon Ponds Winterfest (Qualifier) and Brave the Blizzard (WMAC)
1/23: Pooh Hill (GSSS) and Hoot Toot & Whislte (WMAC)
2/7: Northern VT Snowshoe Challenge (Qualifier) and Saratoga Winterfest (WMAC)
2/13: Horse Hill (GSSS) and Camp Saratoga (WMAC)
2/27: Joppa Hill (non-series) and Moody Spring (WMAC)
3/14: Granite State Championship (GSSS) and Hawley Kiln Notch (WMAC)


The following race is a double on the same day that is doable because of the start times:

2/20: - Hallockville Orchard (WMAC) and Moonlight Madness (GSSS)

I would also like to thank Chris Dunn (acidotic) for all the hard work putting together a schedule and a series that has really become a great collection of really fun, well organized events.  Also, I am very excited to see that the GSSS will be a 'Best of 5' series, which will really allow for flexibility across not only both series, but also for folks who may not have been able to make just 1 or 2 races, and therefor opted out of the series last year.  I know DD didn't do any of the GSSS last year because he likes doing series races and because he is an RD for one of the snowshoe events, he couldn't make all of the GSSS events last year.  This year, 5 out of 8 will be easy to do (unless there's a lack of snow)...  I am really looking forward to competing in both series' this year and hopefully fielding a CMS team to give Dungeon Rock and acidotic a run for their money!




10 comments:

  1. great team logo. thanks for the schedule.

    PS I ran the Ollie race a few times for the GSH M50 team. Least favorite race ever(even worse that Ascutney 09):)

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  2. Good work, Jim. Oddly enough, I am looking forward to winter this year.

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  3. I can hear Bing Crosby now...I'm dreaming of a White Christmas! How did you get it to snow - my kids are impressed.

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  4. Q... thats the magic of really crappy Flash programming :).

    Scotty, you are a true snowshoer now...stop trying to deny it :)

    Jim, we're going to get hammered this winter (by snow that is).

    Paul, I will have many a long night trying to figure out which ones I'm going to do this coming season...

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  5. The Granite State Snowshoe Championships will be part of the GSSS.

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  6. SWEET! I like having 2 state championships back to back...pretty sweet deal. This year's season is going to be competitive...

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  7. Say it isn't so...CMS is fielding a snowshoe racing team in 2010!? Looks like Dungeon Rock Racing will finally have some competition for 2nd place. Bring it on!

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  8. I think when you look at the schedule and see the one race that's in both series, it truly shows that Center Sandwich, NH really is the center of the snowshoeing universe ;-)

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  9. Hey Jim-

    Regularly check out your blog and
    love your snowshoe schedule. I've referred to it a bunch already in planning out my season. Thanks!

    Wanted to let you know about one more race in the Granite State Series. The Exeter Snowshoe Hullabaloo will be held on Feb.6th in Exeter, NH. Info is on the Acidotic/Granite SSS site.

    While I am bias I think it's a great course. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks-

    Ri Fahnestock (co-RD)

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