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*The DION Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race is the only night time race in the Dion Snowshoe

Running Series. This race will be held at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, On. This is the

first race of the 2023 Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series.

This race is sanctioned by Snowshoe Canada

IMPORTANT: This race will follow all up to date covid-19 restriction. Only those that are fully

vaccinated will be permitted to receive their bib numbers and race. Contact tracing information

will be taken upon entrance to the Harvest Barn.

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

DATE/TIME:

January 4, 2023​ 

6:00 pm (race day kit pickup from 4:30 – 5:45pm in the 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 7th annual snowshoe race and its annual Alight at Night Festival. (Nov.26th 2021 to Jan.1st 2022…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 registration and washrooms only. There is a Ramada (open wall structure) next to the Harvest barn that will be used for refreshments, awards ceremony and door prizes in the event covid restriction are in place. Dress up warm!!

 

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)

 

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 
REGULAR ENTRY FEE: $45.00 
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

THIS EVENT WILL BE CAPPED AT 140 participants

REGISTRATION:

Online registration coming soon!

.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: 

Results will be posted as soon as possible following the race. 

 

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 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 Ontario Snowshoe Running Series, along with providing financial assistance, prizing, insurance, marketing and other support.





 

For more information, please visit SnowshoeCanada.ca

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