Jingle Bell 5K Snowshoe Race ~ Sunday December 7th with a 2 PM start at the VIC

Jingle Bell 5K Snowshoe Race ~ Sunday December 7th with a 2 PM start at the VIC

21st Annual Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race

Sunday, December 7th – 2 PM

With the current snow conditions, it appears that we will again have snow at the Paul Smith's College VIC for the 21st Annual Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race to be held at 2 PM on Sunday, December 7th.  The average current snow cover is insufficient to warrant snowshoe use.  If we don't have sufficient snow coverage at race time, the event will be conducted as a late season trail run.

Race registration will begin at 12:30 PM at the Paul Smith's College VIC Lobby.  The Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race is one of the first snowshoe race of the season in the United States.  This year's event is not a national qualifier, but those who take part in the 5K will enjoy the traditional course used over most of the past two decades of Jingle Bell snowshoe events. 

Race Course:  This race is the fifteenth season that the Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race will be held at the Paul Smith's College VIC.  The course will start and finish at the VIC building, and head down to Heron Marsh and do the one mile Silviculture loop before returning to the start via the Heron Marsh trail.

Junior Classes:  The Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race will also feature an .8 mile cross country snowshoe race for children 14 and under.  They may choose to run the 5K distance if they desire.  This enables the younger runners & walkers an opportunity to try snowshoeing at the Jingle Bell.  There will be classes and prizes for the junior runners as well.

Age Classes & Prizes:  The Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race has six age group classes, so nearly everyone should be eligible for post race prizes.  Age group prizes will be awarded to the top three in seven age classes.  For entry forms and further information, call Jim Tucker at (518) 651-6436 or contact via e-mail at:  jtucker@paulsmiths.edu