Dare Mighty Things

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -Teddy Roosevelt

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Northeast Snowshoe Federation

With the snowshoe racing season in full swing and the blogasphere a buzz with snowshoe-related chatter now seems to be as good a time as any to announce that shortly after the 2010 snowshoe racing season comes to a close an "Advisory Committee" will be assembled to begin discussing the creation of a Northeast Snowshoe Federation. [That was either the longest run on sentence you've ever read or a brilliant piece of prose. I got a "C" in freshman English in college. There's your answer.] The purpose of the NSF will be to bring together the WMAC, GSSS, and the rest of the northeast snowshoe racing community to work collaboratively to promote the sport of snowshoe racing and hold an annual Northeast Snowshoe Championship. As members of the federation all existing series and individual races would continue to function independently. The advisory committee would discuss and plan the Northeast Snowshoe Championship which would be held at a different location each year for the first 5 years. The race would be directed by the hosting series or individual race director and would attract the best field of snowshoe racers anywhere in the US...or in other words, right here in the northeast. By hosting a championship caliber event, open to the entire northeast snowshoe racing community, the NSF would be assisting in the growth and development of the sport right here at home. As this concept continues to evolve I welcome input from the entire northeast snowshoe racing community. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas. The continued growth of this incredibly fun and challenging sport is my #1 priority.


  1. I'm pretty sure I'm lovin' it! My dream would be to have 1 race where EVERYONE showed up...I'm talkin the top 50 men/women or so...anyone and everyone who has won or reached to podium at a race in the Northeast in the past 5+ years...and the course has got killer climb, killer downhill, tons of single track, tons of open groomed trail, ice, powder, wet snow, dry snow, white snow, yellow snow, bridges, bears making whoopie, open water crossing, virgin snowdrifts, and sub zero temps! We fly in Rich Bolt and Paul Low and a few others... now THAT would be something! ;)...just a few ideas... Thanks for rollin' this out Chris...sounds exciting!! It's really taking off over the past couple years... Sure WMAC and GSSS have been around, but the last couple years it really has started to catch some steam...here's to even more good times to come!

  2. Ditto to what JJ said except for the yellow snow and 'friendly' bears....