Well, about that snow... it's a trail race!

Dear {FN},

Thank you for signing up to join us for the "Bummer, No Blizzard" 5K Trail Race!

Please set aside a few minutes to read this fully.


Date: Sat, 2/18/2023 - 10AM Start

Tawasentha Park
188 Route 146, Altamont, NY 12009
The event is staged from the Chalet, an unheated indoor space.

See the course and elevation here.
As shown there, a portion of the course is repeated twice. This is basically the same course as ARE's Spring Trail Run Series.

Plan to arrive between 9AM and 9:40AM. 

  1. When you enter the park, continue straight. After passing the pool (on your left) you will drive down a short, steep hill. There are small parking lots along this road. 
  2. Feel free to drive to the Chalet (you'll see us setup there) - if no spots remain, you can loop back around to find a spot.
  3. Upon parking, head into the Chalet to receive your bib and safety pins. 

There are 2 stalls next to the chalet.

The course is in relatively great SPRING shape. See a quick video here. If you have trail shoes, wear them. If not, road shoes will be OK - there may be a few slippery/muddy sections.

Is about 250 meters from the finish, on a large field.


  1. Make sure you're warm.  (Be sure to pack warm clothes with you for after. And a CHANGE OF SHOES.)
  2. We will be making you pancakes! We'll also have some other items as well - and certainly welcome you to bring a pastry/breakfast item to share.
  3. Hang out and cheer for the rest of the ~40 racers, making for an intimate kick-off to our year of races.

Have questions? Visit here. If not answered there, reach out. :)

We appreciate you choosing to join us!
- Josh Merlis and the AREEP Team