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2015 SCHEDULE
Moose Mountain Runaround
Website



Whitaker Woods
Website
Results  2011 | 2012  | 2013 | 2014



Sidehiller
Website
Results  2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
2011 | 2013 | 2014


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


Horsehill
Website
Results  2009 | 20102011 | 2012
              2013 | 2014


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


Exeter Snowshoe Hullabaloo
Website
Results   2011 | 2014



Ski & 'Shoe to the Clouds
Website

NH & Northeast Championships
Website
Results  2010  | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
              2014
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.
2014 FINAL STANDINGS
Teams
1.  acidotic RACING
2.  Sweetie Pies
3.  Comprehensive
4.  CMS
5.  SIX03
Pts
3035.85
2461.83
1072.81
924.39
342.79
Open-Men
1.  Jim Johnson
2.  Dave Dunham
3.  Ryan Welts
4.  Phil Erwin
5.  Scott Mitchell
Pts
398.64
375.50
374.47
363.85
348.71
Open-Women
1.  Kristina Folcik-Welts
2.  Kyla Brustin
3.  Lisa Ransom
4.  Megan High
5.  Ellen Tidd
Pts
333.03
293.13
275.94
265.40
254.29
OUR 2014 CHAMPIONS
Jim Johnson
Hometown: Madison, NH
Age: 36
Team: CMS
DoubleJRunning

2014 Winter Highlights:
* Whitaker Woods (2nd)
* Sidehiller (2nd)
* Beaver Brook (1st)
* Horsehill (3rd)
* Kingman Farm (2nd)
* US Championship (14th)
* NH Snowshoe Championship (1st)

Kristina Folcik-Welts
Hometown: Northwood, NH
Age: 36
Team: LaSportiva

2014 Winter Highlights:
* Whitaker Woods (1st)
* Sidehiller (6th)
* Beaver Brook (1st)
* Horsehill (3rd)
* Kingman Farm (1st)
* Exeter Hullabaloo (1st)
* US Championships (2nd)
* NH Snowshoe Championship (1st)

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 each of the past 5 years I have made it a main goal to compete in the Granite State Snowshoe Series. All the people and organizations involved in these races put on some fantastic events that excite and challenge runners of all disciplines.  I personally love getting to race on some amazing courses across the state and with some amazing folks from all over the Northeast and beyond.  It makes the winter go by so quickly, which unfortunately sometimes leaves you wanting even MORE snow by the time it all starts to melt."  -Jim Johnson
"The Granite State Snowshoe Series is the highlight of my winter! The races have fun and challenging courses, great volunteers and photographers, sweet raffle prizes and are all very well organized! I will be back next year for more winter fun!" -Kristina Folcik-Welts
USSA Qualifier
February 14, 2015
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 five (5) 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.  Dave Dunham
2.  Phil Erwin
3.  Scott Mitchell
4.  Chris J. Dunn
5.  Sal Genovese
Masters-Women (40-49)
1.  Megan High
2.  Ellen Tidd
Seniors-Men (50-59)
1.  Kimball Rexford
2.  Jim Hansen
3.  Dan Coons
Seniors-Women (50-59)
1.  Lisa Ransom
2.  Nancy Brome
3.  Sinthy Kounlasa
Veterans-Men (60+)
1.  Paul Funch
2.  Brian Gallagher
3.  Jim Hoburg
Pts
375.70
363.85
348.71
348.43
312.88
Pts
265.40
254.29
Pts
285.33
262.56
230.93
Pts
275.94
240.16
238.89
Pts
288.87
276.07
229.94
PHOTOS
Courtesy of Scott Mason Photograpy, Joe Viger Photography, and Gianina Lindsey
Jim Johnson
[Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey]Kristina Folcik-Welts
[Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey]
Nick Wheeler
Kristina Folcik-Welts
Brandon Newbould
[Photo courtesy of Joe Viger]
Abbey Woods
[Photo courtesy of Joe Viger]
Nacho Hernando 
[Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey]Kristina Folcik-Welts
[Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey]
Nacho Hernando 
[Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey]Melissa Donais
[Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey]
Jim Johnson
Photo courtesy of Gianina LindseyKristina Folcik-Welts
Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey
Photo courtesy of Scott Mason Photography
Photo courtesy of Scott Mason Photography
DION Snowshoes
March 1, 2015
Gorham, NH
2014 Winners
2014 Winners
2014 Winners
2014 Winners
2014 Winners
2014 Winners
February 1, 2015
Hollis, NH
Final standings through seven (7) races.  You must have raced in five (5) of the seven (7) races to be elgible for a final ranking.  Best of 4 count.
Veterans-Women (60+)
1.  Vickie McCloskey
2.  Diane Levesque
3.  Bonnie Hallinan
Pts
229.81
214.09
194.37
Courtesy of Joe Viger Photography
Courtesy of Joe Viger Photography
Ryan Kelly 
[Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey]Kristina Folcik-Welts 
[Photo courtesy of Gianina Lindsey]
2014 Winners
GSSS CHAMPION
2009-2014
GSSS CHAMPION
2013-2014
January 10, 2015
Brookfield, NH
UPDATE:  The past few years we have collected coats for the folks at New Horizons of NH.  This winter we're switching it up but keeping it familiar.  At all our events in 2015 I'll be collecting warm winter hats for donation.  Please check your closets and bring clean gently used hats to these events.  Even one warm hat can make a difference.  -Chris J. Dunn, acidotic RACING, LLC