The snowfall was somewhat sparse in late January, but Mother Nature was kind enough to blanket Hammond Hill with enough snow for the third annual Super Frosty Loomis Snowshoe Race. The low-key event drew 26 runners to Hammond Hill State Forest to run shortened versions of the classic Thom B loop over 5k and 10k distances. Sunny skies were enough to keep runners moving, despite the 20-degree cold and the hilly course—and no one got permanently lost in the woods. (Boris included!)
Thank you to everyone who came out to Hammond Hill for the race—whether it was to run hard and win a pair of socks, or to burn some extra calories on the eve of the Super Bowl. Kudos to Jim Miner, who, after winning the Loomis 5k, hightailed it up route 96 at 88 mph to complete a marathon at the Cast-a-Shadow 6-Hour run. Also of note: Sarah Ridenour topped the women’s 5k for the third straight year. Will anyone step up and challenge her reign in 2018?
A shout out to our race sponsors: Hopshire Farm Brewery, Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Co., and Stonewall Wine & Spirits.