Thank you for signing up to join us for this Sunday's Race!
Please set aside a few minutes to read this fully.
Date: Sun, 2/13/2022 - 10AM Start
188 Route 146, Altmont, NY 12009
The event is staged fully outdoors from the 'Large Pavilion'. Please dress accordingly to be outdoors. (~20 degrees.)
See the course and elevation graph.
Plan to arrive between 9AM and 9:40AM.
Need to use the restroom? There are 2 stalls available by Lot 4 (next to the chalet). This is about 150 meters from the large pavilion (the asterisk in the image above) where the event is staged.
The relative warmth of the next 40+ hours before the race unfortunately is going to have a significant melting effect on the current snow. As such, it is our anticipation that some portions of the course will not have snow (or an extremely minimal amount).
SO AM I WEARING SNOWSHOES OR NOT!?
Per above, ultimately the choice is yours. We will have the snowshoe loaners present for those who rented them, but we will also let you know (based upon a final review of the course that morning) if it "makes sense" to wear them or not.
We would definitely recommend bringing other options with you, most notably some way to increase your traction in your running shoes, ie. microspikes, Yaktrax, etc. Because it will be cold Saturday night into race morning, everything will freeze, leaving a rigid surface for race day. If you do end up running it in 'normal running shoes', at a minimum, we'd recommend that you wear a trail shoe that has built in traction (ie. a deeper tread than commonly found on a road running shoe).
While narrow, it will be a mass start. (ie. Everyone will start together.)
We appreciate you choosing to join us!
- Josh Merlis and the AREEP Team