NordicFest Trail Race

Date: February 4, 2023

Length: 4ish Trail Miles

Start Time: 9:30am

Location: RMSC Cummings Nature Center (map)

NordicFest Trail Race
Saturday, February 4th, 2023
9:30am at the RMSC Cumming Nature Center

Distance: 4ish Trail Miles

Join us for the NordicFest Trail Race benefiting the RMSC Cumming Nature Center! Head out for a 4ish mile trail run/hike/snowshoe through the beautiful hills & woods of western NY.

FYI - Race particpants enjoy access to our general exhibits and a fireside lounge back at the Visitors Center.  Other guests will need to pay the $5 entry fee.

From 11:30AM - 3PM hang out and enjoy Naples Brewing Company Beer.  There are also XC Ski rentals available too!

A Winter Wonderland Experience.

RMSC Cumming Nature Center (CNC) is a 900-acre nature preserve located in Naples, NY. Part of the RMSC (Rochester Museum & Science Center), CNC offers year-round hiking, unique events, and nature-based educational programs. During winter, the nature center becomes a winter wonderland with 15 miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, a Visitors Center with rentals and a fireside lounge, and special activities every weekend

Donations Can be Made to RMSC Cumming Nature Center Here or During Registration

Enjoy the RMSC Cumming Nature Center with cross-country skiing (trails, rentals, and lessons), snowshoeing (rentals, trails, and a guided hike), and other indoor exhibts.  There will likely be crafts and activities for children too.
Race particpants enjoy access to our general exhibits and a fireside lounge back at the Visitors Center.  Other guests will need to pay the $5 entry fee.

Included with Registration

  • Long-Sleeved Shirt (Guaranteed by 1/24/23)

  • Trail Run - snowshoes permissible if desired

  • Post-race Food

  • Ticket to Nature Center on the day of event - Other guests will need to pay the $5 entry fee.

 

Registration/Packet Pickup

Fees Now - 1/15  
1/16 - 1/31  
2/1 - 2/4
NordicFest $35 $40 $45

Packet Pickup

  • Friday, February 3rd from 10-6PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory (155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620)
  • Saturday, February 4th at the race site - 8:45AM - 9:15AM.  It is HIGHLY ADVISED to go to Friday Packet Pickup
  • Others can pick up your packet for you.
  • It is HIGHLY ADVISED to go to Packet Pickup on Friday!!!

By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.

Awards

Overall Male/Female

Top M/F in 10 Year Age Groups (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up)

Awards Distribution - located downstairs in fireplace room by post race food and will begin around 11:15AM depending on when number of finishers complete.

Race Day Schedule

Packet Pickup

  • Friday, February 3rd from 10-6PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory (155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620)
  • Saturday, February 4th at the race site - 8:45AM - 9:15AM.  It is HIGHLY ADVISED to go to Friday Packet Pickup
  • Others can pick up your packet for you.
  • It is HIGHLY ADVISED to go to Packet Pickup on Friday!!!

Race Starts at 9:30AM

Awards Distribution - located downstairs in fireplace room by post race food and will begin around 11:15AM depending on when number of finishers complete.

After the event, Enjoy the RMSC Cumming Nature Center with cross-country skiing (trails, rentals, and lessons), snowshoeing (rentals, trails, and a guided hike), and other indoor exhibts.  There will likely be crafts and activities for children too.
Race particpants enjoy access to our general exhibits and a fireside lounge back at the Visitors Center.  Other guests will need to pay the $5 entry fee.

Course/Maps

The course is 4ish Trail miles depending on the weather and the terrain that day.  Map forthcoming.

Keep in mind  of Trail Rules: Follow the Pink Flags, not the person in front of you.  If you get lost it is completely and entirely your fault.

You are welcome to run/hike or snowshoe the course

Directions/Parking

DIRECTIONS FROM ROCHESTER, NY AND POINTS NORTH

(from Rochester, the drive is about 1 Hour, so please give yourself plenty of time)

Address: 6472 Gulick Road Naples, NY 14512 (you can also put into your phone based on where you are coming from)

  • Take Interstate 390 south to Routes 5 & 20.
  • Proceed east to Route 15A in Lima.
  • Go south on Route 15A to Route 20A in Hemlock.
  • Head east on Route 20A to East Lake Road in Honeoye.
  • Proceed south on East Lake Road to County Road 33. There are signs to point the way from the junction of East Lake Road and County Road 33.
  • Turn east on County Road 33, and then southeast on Pinewood Hill Road. This becomes Gulick Road, and the CNC entrance will be on your right.
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