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2015 SCHEDULE
Moose Mountain Runaround
Website
Results  2015


Whitaker Woods
Website
Results  2011 | 2012  | 2013 | 2014
2015


Sidehiller (CANCELLED)
Website
Results  2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
2011 | 2013 | 2014


Beaver Brook
Website
Results  2009 | 2010  | 2011  | 2013
     2014  | 2015


Horsehill
Website
Results  2009 | 20102011 | 2012
              2013 | 2014 | 2015


Kingman Farm Moonlight
Website
Results  2009 | 2010 | 2011  | 2013
              2014 | 2015


Exeter Snowshoe Hullabaloo
Website
Results   2011 | 2014 | 2015



Ski & 'Shoe to the Clouds
Website

NH & Northeast Championships
Website
Results  2010  | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
              2014 | 2015
DION Snowshoes
A special thanks to DION snowshoes!  They will be providing a limited number of 'rentals' for each race in our series.  Please contact each individual race director to reserve a pair.
2015 STANDINGS
Teams
1.  acidotic RACING
2.  Sweetie Pie AT
3.  CMS
4.  SIX03 Endurance
5.  Comprehensive Racing
Pts
3362.57
2614.93
2210.98
2058.61
  681.82
Open-Men
1.  Jim Johnson
2.  Eric Narcisi
3.  Andrew Drummond
4.  Damon Gannon
5.  Garrison Parker
Pts
400.00
359.52
355.61
348.70
327.94
Open-Women
1.  Leslie O'Dell
2.  Abbey Wood
3.  Sarah Schlaack
4.  Erin Beck
5.  MIndy Bolton
Pts
400.00
369.34
339.34
325.60
320.71
OUR 2015 CHAMPIONS
Jim Johnson
Hometown: Madison, NH
Age: 37
Team: CMS
DoubleJRunning

2015 Winter Highlights:
* Whitaker Woods (2nd)
* Beaver Brook (1st)
* Horsehill (1st)
* Moose Mountain (1st)
* Exeter Hullabaloo (1st)
* Kingman Farm (1st)
* NH/NE Championships (1st)

Leslie O'Dell
Hometown: Albany, NH
Age: 38
Team: acidotic RACING

2015 Winter Highlights:
* Whitaker Woods (1st)
* Horsehill (1st)
* Moose Mountain (1st)
* Exeter Hullabaloo (1st)
* 'Shoe to the Clouds (1st)
* NH/NE Championships (3rd)

SNOWSHOE RACING 101
By: Chris J. Dunn
Getting started in this exciting winter sport

Snowshoe racing is one of the fastest growing winter sports in the northeast.  Thanks to our fantastic snow and incredible trail networks this is a sport with many things to love!  The easiest thing to compare snowshoe racing to is trail racing.  The parallels are obvious...snowshoe races occur on some of the same trails we race on from April through December.  But if you think this sport is just trail racing with snow, you may be a little surprised...and very underprepared.
SNOWSHOES

Snowshoe racing isn't a gear intensive sport, but it does require thoughtful consideration of the most important element...snowshoes.  Although each manufacturer touts their patented bindings, cleats, and deck shape the single most important consideration when selecting a racing snowshoe is size.  Let's take closer look.
Size

The US Snowshoe Association has set the minimum surface area for racing snowshoes at 120 square inches but unless you've got a degree in engineering it's next to impossible to tell if you've got a 'legal' pair of 'shoes.  Instead, most racers choose a snowshoe based on its length.  The basic principle here is "smaller is lighter and lighter is faster".  Racing models vary from 21-25 inches and are almost always less than 3 lbs..  Any recreational 'shoe longer than 25 inches is also typically wider than racing models and becomes difficult to maintain a comfortable narrow running stride. 

CLOTHING

One of the most common mistakes newcomers make is over dressing.  It stands to reason that racing in the winter months means racing in cold temperatures but running in snowshoes is a tremendous amount of work and body temps rise quickly and stay elevated throughout the race.  Most snowshoe racers dress in light layers using a synthetic hat as the perfect method of maintaining a comfortable body temperature.  Running tights are the preferred lower body layer with running socks & shoes finishing the look.  Up top, two or three light synthetic layers with at least one long-sleeve article is often used.  Depending on wind chill, sometimes a light outer shell is worn. 

To read the entire article, click <<HERE>>.
The DION 121's are the lighest and fastest racing snowshoe on the market today.
Granite State Snowshoe Series.  Copyright © 2015.
'For the past seven years of racing, I have participated in many different race series across multiple disciplines from the roads to the trails to the mountains to the snow, but there's only been 1 that I've made a point to complete each year and that has been the Granite State Snowshoe Series.  The Granite State Snowshoe Series has been there for me every year, making sure I stay motivated and excited about running and racing in the winter months.  The events are always top notch quality events that are challenging and most importantly fun.  There is something very special about the snowshoe racing community in New Hampshire that drives me to work everything else on my running and racing schedule around the GSSS events each year."  -Jim Johnson
"What a fantastic winter this has been for me competing in the GSSS. I am beyond thrilled to have finally participated in enough of the Series to count in the scoring and win for the women in a year with prime snow conditions. Snowshoe racing has really helped me get through the winter, and I've looked forward to seeing all of the other races every weekend. They have all become my new family. You will definitely see me again in 2016." -Leslie O'Dell
USSA Qualifier
February 28, 2015
**NEW DATE**
January 17, 2015
February 21, 2015
January 25, 2015
March 7, 2015
North Conway, NH
Center Sandwich, NH
Madbury, NH
Moultonborough, NH
February 7, 2015
Proudly presented by
Merrimack, NH
Exeter, NH
SERIES SCORING (2015)
Your best four (4) performances will be scored.  No minimum number of races required to receive a series standing.  Team scores will consist of the cumulative Top 5 overall scores for each race in the series.  There is no minimum number of athletes required for teams to receive an event score. 
DION Snowshoes
GIVEAWAY!
Thanks to our AMAZING sponsor DION Snowshoes, we will be giving away three pair of their #1 racing snowshoes, the model 121 with secure fit binding and standard cleat, this winter!  And here's how you can win a pair.  First, we will raffle off a pair at the Sidehiller Snowshoe Race in Center Sandwich on January 25th as we attempt to set a northeast snowshoe race attendance record!  Secondly, for every race you do you'll be entered into a drawing for a pair that we'll announce at the March 7th Granite State Snowshoe Championship.  Lastly, we'll give away a pair to a participant at those championships following the race.  So, that's three ways for you to win a pair of these incredible snowshoes this winter!*

*Not redeemable for cash.  Must be present to win at Sidehiller and the Granite State Snowshoe Championship.  Series raffle winner will be contacted.
Masters-Men (40-49)
1.  Damon Gannon
2.  Jonathan Miller
3.  Phil Erwin
4.  John Carton
5.  Mariano Santangelo
Masters-Women (40-49)
1.  Sarah Schlaack
2.  Mindy Boulton
3.  Kirsten Woody
4.  Ellen Tidd
5.  Jennifer Johnson
Seniors-Men (50-59)
1.  Jeffrey Litchfield
2.  Shannon Murphy
3.  Chuck Hazzard
Seniors-Women (50-59)
1.  Lisa Ranson
2.  Nancy Brome
3.  Robin Allen-Burke
Veterans-Men (60+)
1.  Paul Funch
2.  Tom Walton
3.  Gary Reuter
Pts
348.70
327.42
322.39
309.19
270.29
Pts
339.34
320.71
310.56
298.51
297.21
Pts
324.27
272.82
241.39
Pts
314.93
293.86
280.39
Pts
279.76
263.07
225.92
PHOTOS
DION Snowshoes
March 1, 2015
Gorham, NH
2015 Winners
February 1, 2015
Hollis, NH
Your best 4 races score.  No minimum.  Top 5 team members score for their club at every series race.
Veterans-Women (60+)
1.  Jo Barrett
2.  Vicki McCloskey
3.  Diane Levesque
Pts
279.20
229.89
224.20
GSSS CHAMPION
2009-2015
February 8, 2015
**NEW DATE**
Brookfield, NH
UPDATE:  What an amazing winter of snowshoe racing!  A very heartfelt THANK YOU to the RDs, venues, sponsors, and participants that made this the greatest season of snowshoe racing in the history of NH snowshoe racing.  We hope you have a very successful remainder of the year and look forward to seeing you again in 2016.  -Chris J. Dunn, acidotic RACING, LLC
Nacho Hernando
Photo courtesy of Joe VigerLeslie O'Dell
Photo courtesy of Joe Viger
FINAL
03/09/15