Registration Ended Thu. Feb 2, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Registration Opens Friday, November 1st @ 12:00 AM

Snowshoe racers rejoice! You can now register for all Goose Adventure Racing snowshoe races online at the same time. Simply click to register, then select which races you want to run. As always, paper registrations will be available on the day of each race for last-minute registration. Online registration for individual races will close two days prior to each race.

Frozen Assets

Start the Year on Snowshoes!
DATE: January 4, 2020
Race Start: 10:00 AM

ONLINE registration ($10) opens at 12:00 AM, November 1st 2019
ONLINE registration for Frozen Assets will close on January 2rd, 2020. There WILL be day-of registration available for $15.

Harriet Hollister Spencer State recreation Area is located at the south end of Honeoye Lake about 45 minutes South of Rochester, NY. We have chosen this park because of it's ability to always have snow. If there isn't any in the city of Rochester there is still a good chance of snow in Harriet.

The trail system is groomed for x-c skiing both classic and skate which makes for excellent snowshoeing conditions. Do not be fooled we always like to throw in a little ungroomed trail for the adventure.


Winterfest 8K

DATE: January 12, 2020

8K Start: 10:00 AM

ONLINE registration ($10) opens at 12:00 AM, November 1st 2019

ONLINE registration for Winterfest will close on January 10th, 2020. There WILL be day-of registration available for $15.

The 8K Winterfest snowshoe race is a low-frills events. We will have some light refreshments post-race, but will not be giving awards.

Trail Information
There will be a single course this year (prior years had two distance options). Trails will be mostly groomed. However, we can not be held responsible if it snows Friday or Saturday night and there is no time to groom. In the event there is no or little snow, the race will be run as a trail run.

Race Time
Winterfest 8K snowshoe race begins at 10:00am

If no snow (let's hope that doesn't happen again) this will be a trail run.

Packet pick up will begin at 9:00 am for all races at the Cavalry lodge. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD IN FRONT OF THE LODGE. Plenty of parking is available at the corner of Pond and Douglas rd.


Little Rodent 4(ish) Mile

DATE: February 8, 2020

4ish mile Start: 10:30 AM

ONLINE registration ($10) opens at 12:00 AM, November 1st 2019

ONLINE registration for the Little Rodent will close on Feb 6th, 2020. There WILL be day-of registration available for $15.

Is 6-hours too long? We already paid for the Lodge. We already paid for the insurance. We already bribed our volunteers with lies of great fame and overwhelming wealth. We might as well host a shorter version of the Cast A Shadow 6 hour snowshoe race. This shorter race will be two go-a-rounds of the 2ish mile loop.

This will be a low frills event with awards and snacks like our season kick-off event Frozen Assets with ten year age groups men and women, plus overall open and masters divisions. Packet pick-up will begin at 9:30 am in the Sunnyside lodge. Race starts at 10:30am with men and women starting together.

Nordicfest 10K Series Finale

Nordicfest 10K Snowshoe Race and Goose Adventure Racing Snowshoe Series Finale
DATE: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Race Start: 10:00 AM

opens 12:00 AM, November 1st 2019
for Nordicfest will close on February 13th, 2020. There WILL be day-of registration available (9:00 AM) for $25

Nordicfest 10K website and course map.

The 10K race will feature a looped course that is entirely in the woods and travels on familiar and backcountry trails. Two aid stations, fast trails, and over 900 acres of Finger Lakes nature will be on hand for you to enjoy. In the event that snow is not suitable for snowshoes, Nordicfest will be held as a trail race. Series awards and food will be served up indoors after the race. Stick around with your family to enjoy the facility and the other events at Nordicfest!

Nordicfest Supports:
The proceeds from each registration will be donated directly to the Genesee Valley Nordic Ski Patrol to help provide first aid and transportation to injured skiers and winter sports enthusiasts and to work with the management of areas served to provide trail safety, and to the RMSC Cumming Nature Center to conserve and develop new trails.

Season Finale:
The Nordicfest 10K Snowshoe race will serve as the finale of the 2020 Goose Adventure Racing Snowshoe Series. Points will be earned at all 2019 Goose Adventure Racing Snowshoe races. In addition to prizes at each race, Overall Season point-leader prizes will be awarded at the season closer at the Cumming Nature Center.

Nordicfest is the annual fundraiser for the Genesee Valley Nordic Ski Patrol. Your participation in the Nordicfest 10K will help keep the trails at Cumming Nature Center safe for skiing, as well as the trails at Harriet Hollister Spencer Park (home of Frozen Assets), and Mendon Ponds Park.


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