The annual Hoot Toot and Whistle 5K snowshoe race and hike will take place Saturday, Jan. 18.

Race registration runs from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Readsboro School gymnasium on Phelps Avenue. Limited snowshoe rentals will be available.

The race will begin at approximately 10 a.m. A bus will transport participants to the starting line at the Whitingham Dam.

Registration forms and directions are also available online at; look for 2014 Dion Showshoe Series, click on the snowshoe picture and then click on "schedule."

Registration is $15; under 18 and over 65 are free. Proceeds benefit the Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment’s E.J. Bullock Building Restoration Fund.

Information is also available by calling series founder Bob Dion at (802) 423-7537.