21 Sep 2015

CRNA hosted a 50/50 raffle at Goolds Auto show on September 19, 2015 at Goolds orchards in Castleton, NY. Over $350 was raised with Winner, Mark Heffner (US Army Ret) donating most of his winnings back to CRNA to purchase equipment for  its veterans with disabilities…Thank you Mark and Sue Goold!!! A good time had by ALL!!

09 Aug 2015

The picture says it all…a Vet helping a Vet rediscover the joy of precision marksmanship!  CRNA held a Paralympic Biathlon Clinic for Adaptive Sports Foundation and its Wounded Warrior Program at Burden Lake in Averill Park Sat, August 8.  Russ and Rebecca Myer provided an Audio Biathlon Unit and SkiErg (grant from Advocare) to highlight both the power endurance component and element of marksmanship during the afternoon dinner time. 30+ vets and families took part in the clinic with many thoughtful ?s asked along with many “Cleaned” targets. For the most part, wives outshot their vet  husbands!

A good time was had by all with CRNA hoping to do more with ASF, a great Duo!

CRNA provided 3 Visual Impaired Paralympic Nordic Clinics to Central Assoc for the Blind and Visually Impaired out of Utica NY. The clinics took place at CABVI summer location at Camp Nazareth in Woodgate, NY…The campers and staff thoroughly enjoyed the clinics with several talented youth expressing a strong interest in continuing with VI Paralympic Nordic. CRNA has been asked to hold a winter clinic for CABVI at Raquette Lake, NY this coming February!

14 Jun 2015

Rebecca and Marty (the cute furry one) ran in CRNA’s 5K on 6/13/15…..with Marty leading, Rebecca stayed true to the course!!!

yeah Marty!!!!!! (and Rebecca)

Sue Goold Miller from Goold Orchards loves Paintball Biathlon….No doubt Sue is a good shot.  BUT move over Sue for your daughter Rachel did a number on the Biathlon Bingo Board at the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail Wine and Food festival, Chatham Fair grounds , May 23-24, 2015. Five shots for a tight group…way better than Mom!!!

You go Rachel-a good times was had by all!!!!!

02 Jun 2015

On May 23-24, CRNA held its 2nd annual paintball biathlon fundraiser at the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail Wine and Food Festival at Chatham Fair Grounds. $565 was raised between 12-4 on both days…113 patrons paid $5 to shoot the moose, play Biathlon Bingo or hit the dots…we were busy with young, old and families like the mom and girls in the picture!  As usual the CRNA mugs were a hit…we ran out but more are on the way


Thank you to all! CRNA submitted its VA grant for Nordic equipment for our veterans with disabilities…thank you to one and all for your support


Russ, Tom, Stephen and becky

Well first there was no snow, then too cold…today we did it…snowshoe soccer at Hackett Middle School in Albany, NY. 8 soccer enthusiasts braved  a little cold to put the biscuit in the basket…with DION snowshoes on. Two teams were selected  with sportsmanship the rule….the final of 3-1 paled in comparison to all the fun everyone had trying to pass and shoot a soccer ball with snowshoes on.


A big thank you to fellow CRNA snowshoe/trail run lead Tom Wright , who played goalie and was peppered with about 20,000 shots on goal…..as well as Albany PAL for supplying the snowshoes


A great event with more to come!!!!!

13 Feb 2015

Russ Myer served as Assistant Chief of Range for the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, WI Jan 21- Feb 2. Cable is the home of the Birkebeiner, North America’s largest XC ski race. Russ worked with famed Chief, Joe Bajan from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Russ was responsible for range set up, operations and training with fellow Asst, Tip Ray from Ashville, NC. Tip originally spent many years in the twin cities area.


Russ supported the XC events helping the stadium crew and marshaling in a number of areas. Russ thanks his wife, Becky for taking care of the pets and admirable completing those 10PM walks with Kinsey


A lot was learned, a lot will be used to grow the sport! We all look forward to the next Winter Paralympics in Pyeong Chang, S Korea

Tom Wright, CRNA’s snowshoe and trail running sport leader, coordinated a breakthrough Snowshoe fundraiser at Hilltop Orchard/Nordic Center on January 18, 2015. 57 athletes came out and competed in a rainy 5K event. Rebecca Myer and Paul Burt did a great job in registration and timing , while John Vittori and Dave Martel were their usual welcoming, super friendly and accommodating Hilltop Hosts.


Ross and Ashley Kraus were top male and female racers with everyone loving the hard packed wide snowshoe trails. It is important to note that none of the 57 racers stepped on the XC ski tracks on the left side of the trails….thank you!!!

More great times to follow


Tom Wright and Russ Myer

24 Dec 2014

Hello Snowshoe Enthusiasts

Due to the widespread warmth and rain that the Mid Atlantic and New England States are currently receiving, the December 27th 5K Snowshoe event kicking off the Dion and WMAC Snowshoe Series at Hilltop Nordic Center in Richmond, MA has been postponed to January 18th 2015.  There will be no change in registration fees or race course.


Any ?s, please email or call Tom Wright at      tmwright47@nycap.rr.com or 518-567-7201


Think Snow, do that snow dance, and anything else you can think of!