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Pittsfield Snowshoe Races<br>
March 8, 2008<br>
Pittsfield, VT<br><br>
Marathon, Half Marathon, 6 Mile Fun Run<br><br><a href="http://www.peak.com/" target="_blank">www.peak.com</a><br><br><br><b>What:</b> Snowshoe Marathon (6,000 feet of elevation change), Half Marathon, and 6 miler. Nine hour time limit.<br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#F3F3F3;">Race starts at 8:00 a.m.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#F59B49;"><b><span style="color:#000000;">Post Race:</span></b></span></span></span>
<ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#F59B49;"><span style="color:#000000;">Lobster and shrimp dinner</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#F59B49;"><span style="color:#000000;">Plenty of long trail beer!</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#F59B49;"><span style="color:#000000;">Awards ceremony</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#F59B49;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="color:#000000;">Video presentation</span>.</span></span></span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#F59B49;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Course:</b></span></span></span></span><span style="color:#F59B49;"><br></span>
<ul><li><span style="color:#F59B49;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#F3F3F3;"><span style="color:#000000;">6.55 mile loops. Trail (un-groomed) and snowmobile trails. Course will be marked with ribbons and signs. Marathon - 4 loops. Half Marathon - 2 loops.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="color:#F59B49;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#F3F3F3;"><span style="color:#000000;">There's also a great one loop FUN RUN that's perfect for anyone wanting to try out snowshoing!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
</ul><span style="color:#F59B49;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="color:#F3F3F3;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><b><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#000000;">Aid:</span></span></b></span></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;">One aid station on the course and one aid station at the start/finish.</span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Entry Fee:</b></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;">$60 by Feb. 1, $75 thereafter. All entrants will receive a fleece pullover and a post race meal and presentation.</span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Prize Money:</b></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;">$1,200 in prize money for the marathon only. The awards money will be distributed evenly for the top 3 men and top 3 women.</span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Awards:</b></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica;"><span style="font-size:small;">Unique Finishers award for everyone and a special award for top 3 male and top 3 female in the marathon and half marathon.</span></span></span><br></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>
 

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.... hey sherpie, nice looking snow out there or what?<br><br>
never been on snowshoes, don't own a pair...... but for some reason I think I have to do this!<br><br>
.... guide me John! what should I look for in the way of equipment? I'm a tad outta shape at the moment.... how much snowshoeing should I build into my schedule?<br><br>
..... grommit
 

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I might be getting snowshoes for Christmas (fingers crossed). <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Are there any good sites for newbie snowshoers?
 

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There is currently 3-4 feet on the ground at the race location. Which is great considering last year we got all of our snow for the race (5 feet) in the 3 weeks preceeding the race.<br><br>
Anyway... I'm not much a snowshow racer myself. Last year I did the event and just treated it as hours/time on my feet. It took me just over 7 hours to do the marathon.<br><br>
If you go to the peaks website <a href="http://www.peak.com" target="_blank">www.peak.com</a> and go to the Snowshoe race page... scroll all the way down and there are two links. One for Snowshoe Training and the other a link for snowshoe maufacturers.<br><br>
You can also RENT snowshoes at the race... but its first come first served and we request you contact RD Andy Weinberg with as much advance notice as you can!<br><br>
I did last years race in regular mountaineering snowshoes (MSR Denali's). A LOT of people used racing snowshoes. To each his own. No better training than to get out there and do it. See this though: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowshoe" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowshoe</a><br><br>
Last bit of advice grommit... Its all on Joes Hill! UP.. then Down... 4 Loops!<img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif">
 

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........<br><br>
here we go again<img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif">
 
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