Snow Devil Snowshoe Race
Peak Races, born in the mountains of Vermont produces the original Spartan Founder endurance events! From novice athletes to the most experienced ultra-endurance tested athletes.
Go Beyond Your Limits!
The course climbs somewhat steeply at first past the trailside oasis, Muddy’s Hut, and through the switchbacks of Noodles Trail before leveling out up the Rabbit Hole. The trail then snakes through some narrow, and technical at times, terrain with the premier of Yonder Trail before opening up onto a forest road midway up La Gran Aventura. The thousand-foot three-mile climb ends through a dense, dark spruce forest aptly called the Labyrinth leading to incredible panoramic Green Mountain views at Shrek’s Stone Hut at the top of the trails. The course corkscrews down Wrong Way Trail single track with a couple of fun descents down some brief, snowy chutes before traversing the backside of the mountain on Bubba Trail through beautiful mixed hardwood forests. Fuster’s Ravine crossing will mark the home stretch with the course opening up onto double track Riverside Run and back to the start/finish. The loop totals approximately 6.5 miles with about 1500 feet of elevation change.
Visit www.gmtrails.org to view a map of the trails you will be racing.
February 4, 2022
100 Miler: 6:00 AM (Packet Pickup 5:30 AM)
100K: 12:00 PM (Packet Pickup 11:30 AM)
February 5, 2022
Marathon: 7:30 AM (Packet Pickup 6:30 to 7:15 AM)
Half Marathon: 8:00 AM (Packet Pickup 6:30 to 7:45 AM)
10K: 8:30 AM (Packet Pickup 6:30 to 8:15 AM)
*Schedule subject to change*
No littering! Help us keep our trails and wilderness areas clean! We will provide trash bins throughout the course.
Snow Shoes are recommended if there is more than 4 inches of snow. Proper trail shoes and winter spikes are acceptable depending on the conditions. Winter conditions are always unpredictable in the Green Mountains!
Headlamps required! All participants must bring a headlamp. Tree cover makes the trails become dark before sunset. Please bring a headlamp to ensure that you are safe out on the course.
Be courteous of your fellow runners! We want to have fun out there. Step aside and let runners pass if they moving faster than you. Encourage each other, we’re all in this together!
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A FACEMASK AND COMPLY WITH VT SOCIAL DISTANCE GUIDELINES
Vermont in March can have unpredictable weather. Expect deep snow conditions and cold temperature AND/OR snow-slush and sunshine/rain. Please watch the weather leading up to the race and plan accordingly.
Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) is the nearest airport that is a quick 30-minute drive. The most popular option for airports is Burlington (BTV) with a drive of approximately 90 minutes. Additionally, Boston is just under a 3-hour drive if you wish to fly into Logan International airport (BOS).
Local time: 4:28 PM
Philadelphia, PA: Under 6 Hours
NYC, NY: Under 5 Hours
Boston, MA: Under 3 Hours
Montreal, QC, CAN: 3 Hours
Hartford, CT: 3 Hours
Portland, ME: 3.5 Hours
Albany, NY: 2 Hours
Manchester, NH: 2 Hours
Rutland, VT: 30 Minutes