Paul Smith’s College to host Jingle Bell snowshoe race this Saturday

Paul Smith’s College snowshoers take off at the start of the Jingle Bell 5K Snowshoe race in 2021. (Provided photo — Jim Tucker/Paul Smith’s College)

The Paul Smith’s College Striders will host the 29th annual Jingle Bell 5K Snowshoe Race at 1 p.m. this Saturday.

The event will be held at the Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center as a snowshoe race if the conditions allow. If there isn’t enough snow, the race will become a late-season trail running event. The VIC trails staff will decide which 5K course will be best, given the seasonal conditions.

The Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race is one of the first snowshoe races of the season in the United States. This year’s event is not a national qualifier.

The event will also feature a 0.8 mile cross country snowshoe race for children 14 and under. The young runners and walkers may also choose to race the 5K distance.

The Jingle Bell Snowshoe race will have six age group classes along with prizes for the runners as well. Age group prizes will be awarded to the top three in seven age classes.

Race registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Paul Smith’s College VIC lobby. To register, contact Jim Tucker at 518-651-6436 or email jtucker@paulsmiths.edu.


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