Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race (Jan 21/17)

 

Ignite the Night


SNOW CONDITION UPDATE (Jan 18): With the lack of snow currently on the race course, it is almost for certain that the snowshoe race will be changed to a trail/road race. Make sure to bring proper footwear to run on snow and ice build up. Please still bring your snowshoes in case conditions change, but it will almost certainly be run without snowshoes at this point. We are sorry that Mother Nature did not cooperate this year. The race will take place with or without snow, therefore we cannot offer refunds.


The 3rd annual DION Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race is the only night time race in the Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series and will be held at Upper Canada Village in  Morrisburg, ON. This is the second race of the 2017 Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series.

Please check our Face Book page for race weather and course condition updates!

DATE:
Saturday, January 21, 2017

TIME:
6:00 pm (race day registration from 4:30 – 5:45pm at the Harvest Barn at Upper Canada Village)

DISTANCE:
– 10km Dion Points Series Race.  (Medals to the top 3 overall and the top master for both Male and Female)
– 5km Challenge (no series points awarded) (medals to the top 3 overall and the top master for both Male and Female) ***Walkers are encouraged to sign up for the 5km Challenge***
Timing by: Running By Design | runcanada@gmail.com

COURSE:
Features a 5km loop (2 loops for 10km) snowshoe run Touring Upper Canada Village and its Magical lights, this will be an experience that transports you back in time to the 1860s. A key part of the experience is the authentic buildings and a picture-perfect postcard setting! Having close to one million lights adorning the heritage buildings, trees and fences creating a one-of-a-kind magical backdrop for this 3rd annual snowshoe race and its annual Alight at Night Festival (Dec.2nd to Jan 7th…a true winter wonderland! But wait! Yes the lights will still be on for this race!. Once you leave the outside area of the village you best be wearing a headlamp to locate the single track open field flagged course. This 5km loop is rather flat with the exception of one hill that will be climbed 2 times for 5km runners and 4 times for the Dion points series 10km race.

HEADLAMP:
Headlamp required. Please be sure to wear a reliable headlamp with fresh batteries for the race. Headlamps not provided, so please bring your own.

DIRECTIONS:
Upper Canada Village,  Morrisburg, ON (Directions)

HOST HOTEL:
Russell Manor Bed and breakfast,   
Click here for more information.

INDOOR FACILITIES:
The Harvest Barn will be available for registration, washrooms, awards ceremony, door prizes and to stay warm when not racing.

PARKING:
There will be plenty of parking. Enter the administration entrance and follow the signs to the back doors and service road to the Harvest Barn. (Registration area- Harvest Barn)

SNOWSHOE RENTAL:
***PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF OUR RENTAL SNOWSHOES HAVE NOW BEEN SPOKEN FOR. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE, YOU WILL NEED TO ARRANGE TO HAVE YOUR OWN SNOWSHOES BY SOME OTHER MEANS. DION SNOWSHOES ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT SPAFFORD HEALTH AND ADVENTURE*** 
If you don’t own a pair of snowshoes, we have a limited number of Dion Snowshoes for rent, and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact us if you would like a pair reserved. Rental fee is $5/race and payable on race day at pickup. email snowshoer118@gmail.com to reserve.

DION SNOWSHOE DISCOUNT AND DEMO:
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). Since the race will take place with or without snow, we cannot offer refunds.

ENTRY FEES:
EARLY ENTRY FEE: $25.00 (Before January 4, 2017)
REGULAR ENTRY FEE: $35.00 (January 5 – January 20th at 10pm)
LATE ENTRY FEE: $45.00 (Race day)
** Race is limited to a maximum of 150 competitors combined total in the two events. Race day entries will only be accepted if we have not reached that number on race day. Please register early! **

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

FUNDRAISING EVENT:
All monies raised will be donated to Beyond21

REGISTRATION:
Register now

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

RESULTS:
2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact snowshoer118@gmail.com

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!

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS:

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