State of Maine Championship Snowshoe Race, Sunday, Jan. 20

Posted Jan. 02, 2013, at 9 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust Wildlands, Downeast Highway, Orland, ME

For more information: Peter Keeney; (207) 288-3909; greatpondtrust.org

ORLAND – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts the Maine qualifier for the 2013 Dion National Snowshoe Championships, Sunday, January 20. Do it for the glory – or just for fun! This 4.9-mile run and walk on snowshoes starts at noon (register 10-11:30 am) from Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery (Hatchery Road off Rte. 1 in East Orland), and traverses snow-covered dirt roads and single track trail with plenty of up and down running through the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. If snow melts, bring winter running shoes. Runners, non-competitive trekkers and 3-person teams are welcome. Entry fee is $10 for pre-registration (by Jan. 17), or $15 on race day, which benefits GPMCT. CLICK HERE for more detailed information on this race (especially official guidelines to qualify for nationals), and to download a registration form and waiver or to register online. Volunteers needed too! To volunteer or for more info, contact Peter John Keeney, 35 Greeley Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, 207 288-3909, pktrldrt@myfairpoint.net.

Cheri Domina

Executive Director

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust

PO Box 266

Orland, Maine 04472

(207) 469-7190/469-2008