Fresh Tracks 5k snowshoe race draws record numbers at Camp Richardson
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The 17th annual Fresh Tracks 5K snowshoe event was held at Camp Richardson Historic Resort on a beautiful morning Sunday, Feb. 28. The event hosted by the Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club featured a record-breaking 86 walkers and runners.
Participants took on a creative course Sunday featuring a groomed trail with side trips to avoid dirt. There was a surprising amount of snow on the ground from earlier storms.
The Fresh Tracks 5K was an event for the ageless. The youngest racer was 5-year-old Aurora Andahl and the oldest was 77-year-old Nancy Gayner, who finished in the middle of the pack. A group of young mothers carried babies on their chests in slings and Matt Andahl pulled his 3-year-old son Brody on a sled as he ran — it was a fun day for everyone.
Ryan Kish, 41, from Incline Village, was the overall winner with a time of 26:57. Kim George, 41, from South Lake Tahoe was the first woman and came in second overall in 29:16.
In the men’s division, Craig Morgan, 53, placed second while David Nicholas, 44, took third. In the women’s division, Nicole Kimborowicz, 38, came in second and Julianne Whitelaw, 43, finished third.
Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club was proud to have Girls on the Run-Sierras and metastatic breast cancer treatment nonprofit METAvivor as beneficiaries of the event. The latter was selected in honor of club member Renee Gorevin.
Camp Richardson has been a longtime sponsor of the snowshoe event, providing the venue, snowshoes and refreshments — Kris Knox, Mai Dalton, Kevin Turner and Travis Lauinger made it all happen. Volunteers from California Conservation Corps did all the grunt work setting up and tearing down.
Tony Russo was chief cook at the event along with Steve Feller and Dave Schweer. Cheryl Lloyd, Dale Redden and Christina Cravens led the timing crew; Gorevin created the snowshoe awards; Peggy Lallement and Louise Feller worked registration and awards.
For more information about the club, visit http://www.tahoemtnmilers.org.
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