Start: 12 noon
Registration: starts at 11 a.m.
Location: Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, accessed via Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, off Route 1 in East Orland
A 4.9-mile run and walk on snowshoes, on snow-covered dirt roads and a bit of single track trail with plenty of up and down running. If there is no snow, bring rugged running shoes! Noncompetitors who just want a trek are welcome and will be started after the competitors. You can expect the chance encounter of wildlife including moose. Footing is rough at best for much of this run and there are hills to climb and small stream crossings to maneuver around. Conditions may be icy. Distance may be modified based on conditions the day of the event. The course will be clearly marked with orange and red flagging.
This run is only for the type of person who knows what to expect and prepares for an off-road event year round. This is a winter event and subject to extreme cold. Dress appropriately.
Click here for a 2015 Snowshoe Race Registration & Waiver Form. Entry fee is $10 to pre-register; $15 on race day, $35/family. This event benefits Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, which owns and manages the Wildlands. Please make all checks payable to GPMCT.
For questions and information, please contact Peter John Keeney, 35 Greeley Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, 207-288-3909 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the 2015 Wildlands Snowshoe Race Map!