2017 Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race – Results


Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race (photo credit: RunningByDesign)

Mother Nature didn’t exactly cooperate with us this year making conditions not suitable for snowshoes, so the Dion Ignite the Night (non)Snowshoe Race took place as a night trail run and road race. Participants were still treated to the spectacular display of lights within Upper Canada Village and then raced through the darkness including some fun muddy sections.

Long Course (Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series – Points Race):

Lisa Leskien of Cambridge won the long course in the women’s race in a time of 42:00. Lynne Giroux of Glen Walter was second in 47:33, followed by Chloe Mattilio of Paul Smiths College, NY in 48:22. The top female master runner (over 40yrs) was Jennifer Suggars of Cornwall in 49:24.

Bernie Hogan of Bancroft took first place in the men’s race in a time of 36:21. Ryan Saunders from Hamilton was second in 37:01, followed by Joe St. Cry from Paul Smiths College, NY in third in 37:16. The top male master was Christian Belair of Summerstown in 38:34.

Short Course (Non-series Race):
Sarah-Jane Ward of Gloucester was first in the short course race in a time of 26:48. Joan McCuaig of Newington was second in 26:49, followed by Lynn McCuaig Lancaster in third in 28:22. Sonia Poirier of Cornwall was first female master in 33:44.

Crwys Harris of Ottawa won the men’s race in a time of 20:54. Patrick Campeau of Cornwall was second in 23:31, followed by Evan Raz of Woodlawn in third in 23:46. Rafeek Mohamad of Cornwall was the top male master in 24:19.

Complete results at RunningByDesign Timing: Long Course | Short Course

Thank you to race director Gilles Parisien and his team of volunteers for putting on a great race. Thanks as well to all of our wonderful sponsors.

The next race in the series is the Dion Brighton Snowshoe Race on Sunday, January 29, 2017.



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