The biggest party on snow! The highlight of the winter season! Be sure NOT to miss it – Winona Forest’s Stone Wall Snowshoe Event!
No one needs to dread winter anymore. I know it’s tough to get out and run in winter. Slushy roads, cold temps, and darkness are just a few of the obstacles we face. With snowshoe races like this, you will stay in shape, and truly experience what winter in the Tug Hill offers.
For you veterans, you know what I’m talking about. But for those trying this snowshoe race for the first time, the “Stone Wall” has evolved into one of the biggest snowshoe events in the country, and for good reason. With reliable Tug Hill snow, unique awards, a snowshoe give away, and a fantastic post race party that includes complimentary hot foods and music, this is the “NOT TO MISS” event of the winter season. Choose from a 5K citizen’s distance that accomodates all ability levels, and is family friendly. Choose to race, run, or walk with friends. The 10K course is one you will never forget, and is designed for those who are very fit, with snowshoe running experience. If you want to walk the 10K distance, please make arrangements for an earlier start time. Race venue is conveniently located 6 miles off Exit 39 (Mannsville exit) from I81, at CCC Camp/Rt 90/Bargy Road. Do not use your navigation device to guide you to the race venue, as it does not know that some roads in the area are seasonal roads, not plowed in the winter time.
Don’t have snowshoes? No problem, just add them to your registration.
Register by January 10 and receive a “2019 Stone Wall” Souvenir
Register online at https://www.runreg.com/the-stone-wall-5k-snowshoe
DATE / TIME: Sunday, January 20, 10:00 A.M.
REGISTRATION: 8:30 A.M. -9:45 A.M. Snail mail, email, or online. Online closes January 19 at noon.
COURSE: Mixture of groomed trail, single track packed, and virgin snow single track.
REQUIREMENTS: Must wear snowshoes, or your results will not be recorded.
AID STATIONS: NONE for 5K. One on 10K route, which you will pass by twice. Gatorade and water available.
ENTRY: PreReg 5K and 10K – $25 Race Day: Add $5
HOST LODGING: Discounted rates available at the Tailwater Lodge, Just mention Winona Race.
DIRECTIONS: Take Rt. I-81 to exit 39, Mannsville Exit. Head East on County Route 90 to stop sign in Mannsville. Go through stop, and continue on East 90 for total of 6 miles. Look for “WINONA RACE” signs.
LOANER SNOWSHOES: E-mail me to reserve ASAP. DION racing snowshoes and others available for $5.
REFRESHMENTS: After party and awards will take place at 11N bar & grill 5233 US Route 11, Pulaski, NY
FACILITIES: There is a warm building for registration, and a cold Porta-pottie at the parking area.
AWARDS: Top 3 Over-all Male and Female recognized for the 5k and 10K
DISCLAIMER: Winter weather is very unpredictable. Please plan accordingly. Downed trees, deep snow, extreme cold, wild animals, open water, and creek crossings are all possible. Torrential downpours as well (2016). If no snow, it will be a trail run.
What you get…
•Pre-register by January 10, receive a commemorative Stone Wall Souvenir
•To participate in the biggest party on snow, you are sure to make some memories
•To walk or run on a professionally designed well-marked scenic course through Winona
•A post-race party at 11N bar and grill, free food, awards, and purchasable menu items.
•Option to purchase commemorative Stone Wall apparel (on Runreg site)
•A chance to win a pair of Dion Racing Snowshoes – new race model 120. (At Post-Race Party)