Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race (Series Finale) – Results and photos

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The Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race was held today under ideal snowshoe racing conditions. The 'Red Barn' is the traditional end of the snowshoe racing season, and a celebration of a great year of snowshoe racing. Hanging out around the campfire, eating soup, drinking gourmet coffee and … [Read more...]

Frozen Ass Snowshoe Race – Results and Photos

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Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Frozen Ass Snowshoe Race today. Jayson Terkuc won the mens race over the 8km course in a time of 45:55. Daniel Lees finished second in 48:20, followed by David Varty in third in 54:45. Denise McGuire won the women’s race in a time of 54:08. … [Read more...]

Dion Westbrook Snowshoe Race – Results and Photos

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Lack of snow was certainly not a problem at the 2014 Dion Westbrook Snowshoe Race today. The heavy snowfall this week made for deep snow conditions for snowshoe racers. The race took place on the beautiful trails at the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex. The 6.4km route passed over the Westbrook … [Read more...]

Dion Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race – Results and Photos

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Wow! What a kick off to the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series! The Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race was held today near Cornwall, and the toughest part of the race may have been getting there due to the freezing rain that hit the area. Once snowshoe racers made it to beautiful … [Read more...]

Benefits of Snowshoe Running (video)

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Here is a great video (and accompanying article) by Canadian Running Magazine from last year about the benefits of Snowshoe Running and some helpful tips. Canadian Running Magazine (Published on Jan 24, 2013) Last Saturday, about 50 runners gathered on a crisp morning for a snowshoe race at … [Read more...]

Running Snowshoes: Why Dion Snowshoes are the Best!

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me recently what makes Dion Snowshoes so good, how they are different from other brands and why I started selling them in Canada. Sara and I used to run trails all winter, but ended up in deep snow and really struggling to enjoy the trails during the winter months in … [Read more...]

DION Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series – Contest

Jenn Ross wins a free pair of Dion 121 Running Snowshoes from our contest.

As we announced yesterday at the Red Barn Snowshoe Race, since one of the series winners (Sara Montgomery) happens to also be related to the owner of Spafford Health and Adventure, we have decided to have a contest to award her pair of Dion 121 Racing Snowshoes to one lucky … [Read more...]

Red Barn Snowshoe Race – Results

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The 5 race Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series wrapped up today with the Red Barn Snowshoe Race, held near Napanee, Ontario. Joe Turner of Brighton won the men’s race, completing the challenging 7 km course in a time of 40:03. Brian Northan of Guilderland, New York finished second in … [Read more...]

Westbrook Snowshoe Race – Results

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The third race in the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series took place on Saturday, February 9th with the Westbrook Snowshoe Race in Kingston. Conditions were the toughest of any race so far, due to the deep snow. The competition was strong, but everyone enjoyed the beautiful day on the … [Read more...]

Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race – Results

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Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race today. This was the first race in the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series. The weather was mild, but the deep snow base made for great snow conditions on the course. Competitors travelled from across … [Read more...]