The Endurance Society's annual Snowshoe Festival
Kids Race will be 1 mile loop or out and back
The 5k will be a single loop with about 750' of gain
*see course description for details on completing the 5k and kids race together.
The 15k will be a single loop with approximately 2300’ of gain
The Marathon will consist of three loops, each with approximately 2300’ of gain. Marathon will have a cutoff, of 10 hours. See Course description for more details.
30 Hour Ultra will run as many laps as possible on the 15K Course. 2300' per loop.
ALL DISTANCES START 8:00 AM SATURDAY, February 18th, 2023
All participants will receive a finisher award. The top male and female racers of each distance will also receive awards. Custom Endurance Society Medals and Swag will be given to all finishers Finishers.
SNOW SHOE RENTALS: Snow Shoe Rentals will be available on a first come first serve basis, We typically have a limited number of pairs from Dion. rentals will be an addon question as part of the registration checkout. We will remove the question when rentals are sold out. Moreau lake also has MSR rentals available. These are available directly at the main park office, and would be first come first serve. We do not track their availability.
MANDATORY GEAR: Snowshoes, (it is a snowshoe race). Map of the park for 15k and Marathon (this will be provided, but can also be downloaded from Moreau lake website). Headlamps and glowstick for anyone in the Marathon after 3:00 PM. Sunset is Approximately 5:25.
We will have fires on the beach to keep warm.
Restrooms will be Port-a-John in the parking lot and there is a really nice shed with a composting toilet that you pass on the course just before you head into the woods at the warming hut. this is .5 mile in to the race.
Hot Food and Aid will be at the Finish line and or for the marathon split.
All distances will have the same start and finish, on the beach in front of the nature center.
1 mile Kids Race - For those who want to race with your kids and still participate in the other distances we have that covered. The kids race will start on the same course as the other distances and be a .5 mile out and back. Parents can drop their children with another adult, and take a alternate route to re join their race at the 1.5 mile mark.
5k - The 5k will start on the same course as the other distances and run the first .5 miles on a basically flat wider wooded trail that wraps the shoreline of the lake. Reaching the "Warming hut" Runners will cross the road and head into a 1 mile easy gradual climb gaining about 450 ft while twisting through the trees and crossing a few wet spots. This should all be frozen over but be prepared if it is warm. at 1.5 miles you will reach the high spot on the course and it will split from the 15K. After about .5 miles you will meet up with the 15K and marathon course again and stay with them to the finish.
15K - The 15k course will start and finish the same as the 5k. At 1.5 miles into the 5k the 15k will branch off and go up a fun and easy climb until iy reaches the races high point. From this, it traverses a plateau, and soon heads downhill for a good mile, of fast runnable terrain. After a second small hill of about 800 ft., you will have completed almost all of the elevation gain for the 15k at about mile 4.5. From here the remainder of the course is mostly downhill, fast and Runable.
Marathon - Marathon will be 3 laps of the 15K. For the Marathon, There will be a 6 p.m. cutoff. Cutoff time will be 10 hours, and there will be a 3:00 cutoff for heading out on the last lap. Marathon racers will have have three items of mandatory gear. 1) headlamp for any racer heading out for last lap after 1:00. Sunset is 5:25. 2) Glow sticks in case headlamp fails. 3) Map of Moreau lake which will be provided.
The 30 hour Ultramarathon is now open. Race will begin on Friday February 17th, 2023 at 12:00 PM and finish with all other distances at 6:00 PM on Saturday. Placements for the race is based on the most laps of the 15K course completed within the 30 hours. To be considered a Race finisher you must complete a minimum of 4 laps at a distance at about 37 miles. During the event we will have a heated room at the 9 mile lap aid station to leave a drop bin, but there will not be an indoor place to sleep or rest. You will be able to use your car which should be within 100 yards of the aid station.
Local time: 7:38 PM
For those who participated in last years event, you will recall that a cabin rental was part of the registration. At this time The cabins will not be available as part of the race.