The DION Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race is the only night time race and the first race in the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series. This race is held at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, ON.
This race is sanctioned by Snowshoe Canada.
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January 13, 2024
6:00 pm (race day kit pickup from 4:45 – 5:45pm)
Harvest Barn at Upper Canada Village)
* No race day registration.
- 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)
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 over million lights adorning the heritage buildings, trees and fences creating a one-of-a-kind magical backdrop for this 8th annual snowshoe race and its annual Alight at Night Festival. (Dec 1, 2023 to Jan 7, 2024…a true winter wonderland! But wait! the lights will be switched on one last time for this Magical race! Once you leave the outside area of the village you will require a reliable and fully charged headlamp/light to locate the single-track open field flagged course. This 5km loop is rather flat except for one hill that will be climbed 2 times for 5km runners and 4 times for the Dion points series 10km race.
Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0 (Directions)
INDOOR FACILITIES:The Harvest Barn located inside the Village will be open for bib pick-up at 4:30pm race day. The Harvest barn will be used for refreshments, awards ceremony, and door prizes. In the event covid restriction are in place. Dress up warm!! We will be hosting everything outside next to the Harvest Barn.
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)
If you don’t own a pair of snowshoes, we have a limited number of Dion Snowshoes for rent and are available during the registration period. Make sure to check the box off if you need snowshoes. Rental fee is $10 per event For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
You MUST have a headlamp, light or flashlight (please bring your own).
Make sure light is fully charged or has fresh batteries, as the cold affects battery life.
A great selection of headlamps/lights are available for purchase at Spafford Health and Adventure.
In the unlikely event of no snow, the race will take place as a trail run (without snowshoes).
This is a fund-raising event for Beyond21. All monies raised will be donated to Beyond 21 which provides support in the community for adults with developmental disabilities.
EARLY ENTRY FEE: $40.00 (Before December 11th, 2023)
REGULAR ENTRY FEE: $50.00 (Dec 12th, 2023 – Jan 10th until 10pm)
NO Race Day registration!!!
*** THIS EVENT WILL BE CAPED AT 160
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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)
Check our results page for all race results
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DION CANADIAN SNOWSHOE SERIES:
Points will be awarded for each race in the Dion Series with the series champions being crowned at the final event in the series. For more information on the Dion Series, please click here.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Snowshoe Canada and Spafford Health and Adventure with Dion Snowshoes are proud to form a partnership for the 2024 snowshoe season.
Snowshoe Canada is the governing body in Canada for snowshoe running, racing and as a recreational activity.
Snowshoe Canada has sanctioned races in the 2024 Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series, along with providing financial assistance, prizing, insurance, marketing and other support.
For more information, please visit SnowshoeCanada.ca