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The DION Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race is the only night time

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

Please check our Face Book page for race

weather and course condition updates!

DATE/TIME:

January 14, 2023​ 

6:00 pm (race day kit pickup from 4:30 – 5:45pm)

Harvest Barn at Upper Canada Village)

* No race day registration. 

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)

 

HOST HOTEL:

The McIntosh Country Inn
 

TIMING COMPANY:
RunningGoatTiming.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 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, 2022 to Jan 7, 2023…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 best be wearing a headlamp 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.  

 

LOCATION:

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.

 

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:
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 snowshoer118@gmail.com 

HEADLAMPS REQUIRED:

  • You MUST have a headlamp (please bring your own).

  • Make sure headlamp 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.

 

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

FUNDRAISING PARTNER:

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. 

 

ENTRY FEES:
EARLY ENTRY FEE: $35.00 (Before Dec 11, 2022) 
REGULAR ENTRY FEE: $45.00 (Dec 12, 2022 - Jan 12, 2023 at 10pm)
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

THIS EVENT WILL BE CAPPED AT 140 participants

REGISTRATION:

Register online now at RunningRoom.com

.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: 
Check our results page for all race results

 

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

 

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

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SNOWSHOE CANADA:

Snowshoe Canada and Spafford Health and Adventure with Dion Snowshoes are proud to form a partnership for the 2023 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 2023 Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series, along with providing financial assistance, prizing, insurance, marketing and other support.





 

For more information, please visit SnowshoeCanada.ca

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