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Monday, January 4, 2010

Kingman Farm Soldout - Good or Bad?

Well, 3 days after registration opened, the Kingman Farm Moonlight Snowshoe race has SOLD OUT. All 125 spots have been filled. Who would have guessed a snowshoe race selling out....in 3 days (other than Chris Dunn)???

I suppose it's good because it shows that Chris and acidotic RACING really know how to organize a unique and fantastic event. In two short seasons it has become the highlight of the local snowshoe racing season for a heck of a lot of folks. I dare you to find one negative comment from anyone concerning this race.

Of course the bad is it may have become too popular. I know a few snowshoe veterans liked the low-key, smallish crowds that historically made up a typical snowshoe race. For some, bigger isn't always better. Me personally, I welcome the growth and local interest in snowshoeing and snowshoe racing. Well run events are always going to be popular (and probably sellout), whether it's a snowshoe race, road race, trail race or relay race. However, I may have been telling  a different story if I didn't get into Kingman!

7 comments:

DoubleJ said...

I do have one complaint...it was too dark by the time I finished it last year. ;)

Steve Wolfe said...

Plenty of light in the back of the pack...maybe you should check it out!

Dan said...

Steve's right. I had plenty of lights to follow. Until I got lost!

Jim Hansen said...

Phew, I am glad I got my entry in. I am looking forward to this race!

rjackman said...

I have a complaint...Poor crowd control, there should be someone on course holding back the spectators...and their dogs!

Steve Wolfe said...

From my perspective there was someone on the course holding back the dogs...unfortunately for you that person WAS you :-)

I'd suggest running back in the pack this year for safety sake.

Kevin said...

I'm looking forward to running this one. I used to do a lot of running there when I was at UNH. Should be a blast!