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Recreation briefs

You still have time to register for this year’s Fresh Tracks ” The Eric Nageotte Memorial 5k Snowshoe Race on Sunday at Lake Tahoe’s Camp Richardson.

The race begins at 10 a.m. Registration is $30 and prizes will be awarded in each age category.

There will also be a familiarization walk for those who want to try out snowshoeing but don’t want to race.

For more information, contact Ron or Carol Nageotte at 775-588-2864 or e-mail fresh The Web site is tahoemountain

Escape from Prison Hill race director Jeff Mark writes in an e-mail, “Hello fellow endorphine junkies!

“I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you I have finally completed my year in Iraq and have just opened registration for the 2009 running of Escape From Prison Hill and 2-Person Relay.”

The half marathon will be at Silver Saddle Ranch at 7 a.m. April 25. In addition, the race is now part of a local four-event series called the “High Sierra Trail Half Marathon Series.”

Not only will each event provide awards, but the series will award participants, too, based on cumulative point totals from the four races. More information will be available shortly on the Sagebrush Stompers, Tahoe Mountain Milers and Silver State Striders Web sites.

Fleet Feet’s winter race series continues with a 10K race 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Centennial Park.

Entrants should park in the far back lot behind the upper baseball fields.

Join Tahoe Rim Trail Association volunteer guides on an overnight trip to familiarize you with winter camping on Feb. 28.

This course will teach winter travel methods and considerations, winter hazards, and snow-camping techniques so that you can safely enjoy the wonders of the winter in the Tahoe region.

Introduction to Winter Camping will cover the preparation that is necessary before you venture out into the cold, white world. You will learn important techniques and other considerations once you are out traveling and camping in the snow. This one-night trip will be led by two very experienced TRTA guides (Jordan Summers and Wayne McClelland) and staff.

You will learn: How to pack; basic outdoor orientation skills; winter travel hazards ” avalanches, hydration, frostbite, hypothermia; winter survival techniques; campsite selection and set-up; winter backpacking cooking hints and demonstrations; principles of Leave No Trace.

Participants must be at least age 21, and the group is limited to 12 participants.

For more information, and for prerequisites for this course, please call the TRTA office at 775-298-0231 or e-mail to emilyw@tahoerim