Winter Footwear and Traction Devices


For winter running, there is no such thing as poor footing, but just poor footwear choices! I get a lot of questions about winter running, footwear and traction devices. Being someone who sticks to the trails all winter, I’m going to share with you my go-to footwear winter choices. Trail … [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 Snowshoe Fun!

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In case you're missing the snow already where you live, here's a fun video featuring Dion Snowshoes that the fine folks at Natural Fitness Labs put together. Enjoy! Can't wait for the snow to fly again! … [Read more...]

Snowshoe running helps winter training

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Deen Karim of Canadian Running Magazine was at the Dion Frontenac Park Snowshoe Race on January 19, 2013 and posted this article on the Canadian Running Magazine website on the benefits of snowshoe running. Be sure to check out the video below as well that accompanied the article. … [Read more...]

Dion Snowshoe Review


Here is a great review of Dion Snowshoes that was done by the Running Village. They covered a lot of good points about Dions that you may want to consider when planning to purchase your next pair of snowshoes. For more information on Dions, or to order in Canada, please visit … [Read more...]

Snowshoe Documentary

Going traditional

I was contacted last month about getting some information about snowshoeing and snowshoe running for part of a documentary that is being put together for the History Network. At first it was a few emails back and forth about some of the history of the activity, and more specifically, about snowshoe … [Read more...]

2011 Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race – Results


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 … [Read more...]

Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race – Course Description

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  The course for the Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race features a combination of everything that makes snowshoe running fun and exciting. There are wide trails through open fields to allow for passing, beautiful single track trails winding through the woods, long gradual downhills … [Read more...]

Pregister for Red Barn Race and receive free gift!

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The trails are in awesome shape, the scenery is breathtaking and everything is ready for the final race of the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series. The series finale will occur at the Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race on Sunday, February 20 near Camden East (20mins from Kingston). … [Read more...]