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02/27/2016 @ 11am
Trout Brook Reservation

Holden, MA
Trout Brook Reservation
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Trout Brook Reservation Snowshoe Race
***formerly known as the For the Love of Snowshoe 5k****
11am Start
Saturday February 27, 2016

The Trout Brook Reservation Snowshoe Race, part of the new Central MA Snowshoe Series, presented by DION Snowshoes, is back again!  A portion of the race proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  

The scenic course will bring you through 5k single loop of mostly singletrack trails. 

There will be a 50 person limit for the  race, located at Trout Brook Reservation in Holden, MA 
on Saturday February 27 at 11am.

Fees:  are on-line only ($5 discount for under 20 years old (Junior). 2016 Series will again be a no-frills set up; no shirts or other swag, and awards will be modest.  We just want folks to come out and have fun on the trails. In the snow.

Rentals: there are a limited number of rental snowshoes available from DION Snowshoes. Reservation are made on a first come/first serve basis and available during the online registration process.

Post race scene includes traditional snacks and drink!  Stay (or get) warm around the fireplace inside the lodge. 
Again this year, runners will earn points at each race for where they finish in their Age Division.  Top male/female point getters will earn something cool at the end of the season! See the (click here) Series Information page for more details.

Race Day awards: Top Overall Male/Female in each Age Division (Junior: Under 20, Open: 20-39, Master: 40-54, Senior: 55+).


What is the race cancelation policy
A:  To ensure the safest event for the participants and all involved, we reserve the right to cancel, delay, or modify the format of the event at anytime. Believe us, it would have to be a very, very SERIOUS and DANGEROUS situation for the event to be canceled. But in the unfortunate situation this is required, there is a no-refund policy in place, as the majority of the costs have already been incurred to host the event and when associated, we do not want to take away any contributions to our charities. We expect you to be disappointed if the event is canceled, as we will be, but we also hope you understand why a no-refund policy is in place.

Q: Are there any refunds or transfers?
 Sorry, all registrations are final; there are no refunds or transfers to other participants.  Within 10 days of the event, you can transfer your paid registration to another future event, for a small fee.  Please see the Transfer page for full details.  If you are unable to do the event please let us know ASAP so someone else can take your spot.

Q: Are strollers, joggers, pets, etc allowed on the course?
A: Due to insurance purposes and the safety of all participants, and the obvious reason of the terrain of the trails, we cannot allow strollers, joggers, pets, etc on any of the courses at all.

Q: How many participants will be allowed to register?
 The race capacity is 50 people.

Q:  Is the event chip-timed?
A: No.  We use an on-line application called Webscorer to manually track when you cross the finish line, then the application automatically computes the overall finish times an Age Division placement.

Q: How many water stations are on the run course?
 There will be no (0) aid stations on the course.

Q: What size snowshoe is allowed?
 minimum 120 sq in FSA (Functional Surface Area); this generally includes all adult snowshow model, any brand).  Consult your snowshoe manufacture's website for specificaitons.


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