Dion Ganaraska Forest Snowshoe Race (Feb 19/17)

 

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DION RENTAL SNOWSHOES: As of February 4, all of our Dion rental snowshoes have been spoken for, so if you wish to race you will need to bring your own snowshoes with you.


DATE:
February 19, 2017

TIME:
10:30am (race day registration 9:00-10:00am inside the gymnasium that is located adjacent to the parking area)

DISTANCE:
8 km

COURSE:
The race course at Ganaraska will be run on a dedicated snowshoe trail that is well marked year round, and winds its way through the central portion of the beautiful Ganaraska Forest.  The race will be run on the “long” 8km loop of the snowshoe trail and will not use the “short” 2.5km loop portion of the snowshoe trail.  The race course is a mix of rolling single and double track trail that winds through a beautiful section of the forest that is both varied and challenging. The snowshoe trail is well used through the winter and will likely be well packed.  This should provide an exhilarating experience for both first time snowshoe runners and also those experienced snowshoe runners who are wanting to test themselves against the elements.

Please note: there are several dedicated ski trails in the central forest and some grids for skiiers in the open areas of the forest.  Please respect other forest users by trying to avoid these areas before, during and after the race (unless you are on skis).

LOCATION:
Ganaraska Forest Centre (Campbellcroft, ON) – near Port Hope | Directions 

INDOOR FACILITIES:
Registration and race kit pick up will take place in the gymnasium located adjacent to the parking area.  There are also washroom and shower facilities, and a weekend canteen.

DAY PASS FEES:
Day pass fees for using the forest are $6/adult.  However, these fees will be included in your registration fee for the race.  Simply inform the gate attendant when you arrive that you are registered for the snowshoe race and you will not be required to pay the day pass fee. .

SNOWSHOE RENTALS AVAILABLE:
If you wish to rent some Dion Snowshoes for the race ($5/pair), please email joeturner@live.ca BEFORE YOU REGISTER to ensure availability.  Please note: there are only a limited number of Dion Snowshoes available for rent, and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.   * As of Feb 4, all of our Dion rental snowshoes have been spoken for, so if you wish to race you will need to bring your own snowshoes with you.

DION DISCOUNT:
All race participants are eligible for a 10% discount on Dion Running Snowshoes from Spafford Health and Adventure upon registration. We will also have some Dion demo snowshoes for you to try out after the race.

WEATHER:
In the unlikely event of no snow, the race will still take place as a trail run (without snowshoes).

ENTRY FEES:
EARLY ENTRY FEE: $25.00 (Before Feb 3, 2017)
REGULAR ENTRY FEE: $35.00 (Feb 4 – 16th)
LATE ENTRY FEE: $45.00 (Race day)

RACE SOUVENIR:
Sign up early to guarantee your customized race souvenir. Available while supplies last to those who preregister.

REGISTRATION:
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RESULTS:
2017 Results | 2016: Results | Racer report #1 | Racer report #2

POST RUN AWARDS:
• First place male and female overall will win merchandise awards from our sponsors.
• All participants eligible for numerous draw prizes including a pair of Dion snowshoes!
• Post race munchies and hot chocolate! (Please bring your own mug/cup/water bottle to cut down on waste. Thank you)

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Joe Turner at joeturner@live.ca

DION ONTARIO SNOWSHOE RUNNING SERIES:
Each racers top three finishes will count towards the series with the lowest point total being declared the winner. The first place male and female winner of the Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series will each win a pair of top-of-the-line Dion running snowshoes at the conclusion of the series. We will also be randomly drawing for a free pair of Dion Snowshoes  and additional prizes at each race in the Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series. You must be at awards ceremony to win!

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