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RECREATION | Snow Cheap Trail Race


The winter season can be a tough time to stay motivated to exercise. For many, the cold air is much more conducive to drinking hot chocolate by a warm fireplace, rather than getting out into the elements to get the blood pumping. Fleet Feet Sports' Snow Cheap Winter Trail Series is aimed at amping up your cold-weather exercise routine with a series of trail runs for six Wednesday nights from December 19 to February 27 (races take place every-other week). Participants have the option to go with or without snowshoes and will run anywhere between 3 miles to 4 miles on a given race. An added incentive is the start and end at Riley Lodge in Cobbs Hill Park, which will act as a warm home base, and will be full of post-race food.

All races start at 7:15 p.m. and include chip timing, door prizes, overall and age group awards, and a limited edition Snow Cheap shirt. As it will be dark, headlamps are required. Packet pickup available at Fleet Feet Sports the night before each event 5-7 p.m., and day of event 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $12 per race or $50 for entire series. Riley Lodge is located in Cobbs Hill Park, at Culver Road and Norris Drive. To register and for a full schedule, visit