CT Pace Per Mile Update: It’s a Racing Desert

The details for races featured in my Connecticut Pace Per Mile Race Report for January 16 – 22, 2012 here…

It’s winter in Connecticut, and it finally feels like winter, so we are entering the Racing Desert – that time of year in cold climates when its either too snowy, or too cold to race. In Connecticut, we’re even worse off because there is no snow yet this year. This has led to the cancellation of some popular snowshoe races. Not to be discouraged, I have found a few races for you braves souls who want to get out there and race on the trails, the snow, or the roads.

If you’re willing to travel to find the snow, consider checking out one of the WMAC Dion Racing Series races. There are several upcoming races and races throughout the winter. On Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 9:30am in Averill Park, NY, the Brave the Blizzard Snowshoe Race will be run. It’s a 3.8 mile race. On Sunday, January 22, 2012, at 10:30am in Lanesborough, MA, the Constitution Hill Snowshoe Race will be run. This race is a 3.6 mile trek through the snow. Check the WMAC Dion Racing Series website for registration information and, more importantly, weather information. Obviously, snow is required for snowshoe races, so all the races are dependent upon weather conditions.

I’m still featuring last week’s featured trail race, the Belleville Pond 10k Trail Race, Saturday, January 28, 2012, 10am, North Kingstown, RI – This is the third race in the South County 4th Season Race Series.

Finally, if you’re interested in a chilly road race and willing to travel, consider the The Frosty Runner Road Race, Saturday, January 21, 2012, 9am, Rochester, MA – This race features two distances, a 10 (or 10.5 mile depending on where you read it) mile run and a 3.1 mile walk/run. The registration fee is $20 pre-registered ($18 online through the website linked above), or $25 on the race day. The first 100 pre-registered runners receive a Frosty Runner’s hat and all runners and walkers get post-race food and drinks. There will be age group awards for finishers willing to brave the cold.

Stay warm out there, runners!

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