6K race at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park, home of the largest cave entrance in the east and over 14 miles of snowshoe trails. Enjoy views of Trout Brook and mountain top lookouts while racing on a combination of groomed and single track trails. Snowshoe hikers and runners welcome!
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park continues the DION WMAC Snowshoe Series this year with a sixth annual 6K race highlighting interesting features of the 14+ miles of snowshoe trails. Runners will enjoy views of Trout Brook, the southern Adirondacks from the top of Catamount, dark hemlock forest groves, and even cartoons from Gary Larson on "The Far Side" trail. There are 5 "swings" made from retired Gore Mountain triple chairs that can rest the weary hiker. Starting at 990 feet elevation, the race climbs up to 1445 just before the half way mark and then back down - with several flats.
The facilities are somewhat rustic during the winter. There is a pavilion with propane heater, picnic tables, port-o-pot, bon-fire (with iron forged grill baskets to cook meats—bring your own), marshmallows/sticks, bottled water/hot chocolate/coffee (provided—no charge), and a small gift shop available on site. All participants are invited to hike the Stone Bridge Cave Loop Trail after the race to view the LARGEST Cave Entrance in the East and frozen waterfalls (located next to the race start/finish).
PRIZES: Overall 1st-3rd Male & Female
TIMING by: Underdog Race Timing
COURSE: 6K with alternating double/single track sections, starting at 991’ elevation with 771 elevation gain
SNOWSHOE SIZE: 120 sq. in. FUNCTIONAL SURFACE AREA (All adult models OK)
LOANERS: Provided by DION SNOWSHOES www.dionsnowshoes.com
Limited number. $5 rental fee payable day-of. Call or email early to reserve.
SNOW CONDITIONS: If no snow, may have a trail race. No refund.
MORE INFO/RESULTS: www.runwmac.com/snowshoes, www.stonebridgeandcaves.com