The Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race was held on Sunday, February 20 on a private trail system on the Switzerville Road, just east of Napanee.
This was the final race of the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series. Course conditions were good, especially considering the melt we had over the past few days, and the competition was fierce with the series title up for grabs.
Taylor Murphy won the men’s race at the Red Barn, with a time of 27:41 over the 6km course. Taylor was followed by his brother Blake Murphy in a time of 30:23 and Paul Paudyn in 32:01.
Amanda Murphy won the women’s competition in a time of 32:18, followed by Angela Maciejewski in 35:27 and Eliza Murphy in 37:07.
Taylor Murphy and Angela Maciejewski were crowned as champions of the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series based on their top two race performances in the three race series. Each received a pair of top of the line Dion 121 Racing Snowshoes. Other awards and draw prizes were given out to participants including Dion Running Snowshoes and various prizes from our sponsors.
Many thanks to all of our sponsors including Dion Snowshoes, Tri & Run Sports, 5 Peaks Trail Running Series, Trailhead, Tallack Martial Arts, Spafford Data Solutions, Novelis, Stonehaven, Stone Mills Masonry, Frank and Pat Ottenhof, A1 Mechanical, Andy and Jan Quesnel, Buttons Photography and Spafford Health and Adventure.
Thanks also to race volunteers Jack Spafford, Rosemary Spafford, Brennan Spafford, Heather Spafford, Paul Spafford, Jennifer Thompson, Matthew Spafford, Michael Spafford and Sara Montgomery.
Special thanks as well to Bob and Denise Dion of Dion Snowshoes in Vermont for sponsoring the series and attending the series finale.
2011 Results by Spafford Data Solutions