No snowshoes, no problem: TMMRC hosts Fresh Tracks 5k at Camp Richardson |

No snowshoes, no problem: TMMRC hosts Fresh Tracks 5k at Camp Richardson

Competitors take off at the start of the Fresh Tracks 5k Snowshoe event last Sunday at Camp Richardson Resort.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Snowflakes were blowing around last Sunday morning, dusting the trail as runners and walkers lined up for a trail run and walk at historic Camp Richardson Resort. Thirty competitors participated in the 16th-annual Fresh Tracks 5k Snowshoe event hosted by the Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club — but no snowshoes were involved.

A lack of snow didn’t dampen the spirits of participants ranging in age from 5-year-old Kelsey Birkholm to 76-year-old Rudy Vulpe. Many of the participants have been supporting this event for years.

Craig Morgan, 52, smoked the course in 23:10 while first woman, Heidi Bard, 40, was second overall in 25:21. Paul Fisher, 51, was the second male with a time of 25:36 and Range Chapman, 13, was third by running a 40:33. On the women’s side, Kim George, 40, was second with a time of 25:33 and Michaela Morgan, 47, was third by finishing in 26:24.

TMMRC wanted to thank three volunteers from the event. Jan Bleiweiss provided sweatshirts for participants, Heavenly freestyle coach Erik Skinner was chief cook, and Renee Gorevin created beautiful snowshoe awards for the different age groups.

Volunteers from the Heavenly freestyle ski team and Tahoe Mountain Milers helped present a successful event. The Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club is proud to have the Heavenly Freestyle Ski Team as its beneficiary through the Eric Nageotte-Lowe Scholarship Fund and along with Girls on the Run Sierras.

Special thanks also goes to Kris Knox, Mai Dalton and Kevin Turner from Camp Richardson Resort. Camp Richardson has been a long-time sponsor of the snowshoe event, providing a wonderful venue and refreshments.

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