The back-to-back snow in the northeast last week proved the adage: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Because of the amount of snow on the trails, race directors of the XTERRA Shepaug Run Raiser Trail Run in Bridgewater, Connecticut have moved the race date until April 8th.
"The northeast got walloped this March," said race director, Denise Mast of the New York Adventure Racing Association. "There's a good two feet of snow on the trail, so we are moving the race so the sun can turn that into some really fun mud."
All the registered entrants have already been notified, and almost everyone will be at the starting line April 8th. If runners can't make the new date, they will have their money refunded or their fee transferred to Wawaywanda or Steep Rock trail races.
While the XTERRA Shepaug Run Raiser is officially postponed until April 8th, an informal run will still be held on March 25th at 8:30 am on the 5K course loop. "For diehards, the 10K race will go in spirit," added Mast. "Although I recommend snow shoes."
The XTERRA Shepaug Run Raiser is the first race in the second annual Northeast series. The series kicks off on April 8th with the XTERRA Shepaug Run Raiser in Bridgewater, CT with 10k, 25k, 50k, and 80k courses. The same distances are offered at the XTERRA Wawayanda Trail Run on May 7th in Hewitt, NJ and the August 6th XTERRA Steep Rock Trail Run in Washington, CT. On August 14th, the XTERRA Syracuse Trail Run will conclude the series with a 10k/20k race in Syracuse, NY.
For more information, contact Austin Planz at austin [at] nyara.org.