Yes, you are correct. Non-WMAC Series race means no WMAC series points. We really try to encourage snowshoeing throughout Northeast, and add non-series races to our schedule for information/ but, we have to draw a line somewhere as far as including in the WMAC Series.
Distance from our main races is the biggest variable. It is hard to accept events in the WMAC Series that may not include more than a handful of snowshoers who participate in the series year after year.
Peter Keeney's Great Pond is a worthy event, but simply too far away for most of our regulars. The same thing happens with Zeke Zucker's event/
Another variable is how much added scoring, reporting, etc is involved. Simply adding in every snowshoe race to our series creates a lot more work as far as data, webpage updates, results reporting to go along with all the race planning, permits, course markings etc that have to get done as it is.
And in the end, we usually organize a dozen or more races each year, close to 20 scheduled this year, which should be enough for most to compete competitively in the WMAC Series *best 6 scores count*
I hope this helps explain/ Next year, we have begun a plan to actually reduce the number of WMAC Races in the Series. Details will be worked out during our summer workshop(s), after Northfield in June, ect/