Saturday December 29, 2012
1463 Plank Road
The Plateau Run, sponsored jointly by the Capital Region Nordic Alliance and the
Western Massachusetts Athletic Club, takes place at the Pineridge Cross Country Ski
Center located in East Poestenkill on the Rensselaer Plateau approximately 20 miles east
of downtown Albany. With a base elevation of over 1,400 feet and over 330 feet of
vertical climb, Pineridge offers abundant snowfall (140+ inches per year on average) on
35K of groomed trails that wind through forests of hardwoods and evergreens.
The race will cover an approximate 6.2K loop on groomed trails that feature a variety of
terrain and elevation change. Awards and a raffle will take place in the ski lodge after the
Post race, participants are free to explore the Pineridge network of snowshoe trails that
offer scenic views of the Berkshire and Taconic mountains and/or use
their race entry to
obtain a discounted trail pass to ski the extensive network of groomed trails.
Pre-registration is $10/person, and race day registration is $12/person. Members of our Capital Region Nordic Alliance Meetup group will receive a $2 discount. For those without snowshoes, Racing snowshoes will be available to rent for $5.
Work off that Christmas day feast by competing in the first annual Plateau Run. Hope to see you all there!