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The goal of the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series is to encourage growth and participation in the sport and recreational activity of snowshoeing and snowshoe running for all ability levels; while also providing quality competitive events at beautiful race venues. 

 

Points will be given for each race in the series with the overall male and female series champions each being awarded a prize package totalling over $500 each (including a pair of Dion Racing Snowshoes). 

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January 14, 2023

DION IGNITE THE NIGHT SNOWSHOE RACE

Morrisburg, ON

This is the only night race in the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series. Held at Upper Canada Village under the magical lights of Ignite the Night Celebration.

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February 4, 2023

CANADIAN SNOWSHOE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Boischatel, QC

The Canadian Snowshoe Running Championships will be held at the Snowergie event with the 10km event also being a points race in the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series. 

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February 26, 2023

DION SNOWSHOE SQUALL SNOWSHOE RACE

Hammond, ON

The Dion Snowshoe Squall has been named as the ONTARIO PROVINCIAL SNOWSHOE RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS race! Explore the Hammond Hill forest over this scenic course comprised of groomed and single track trails, through undulating terrain.

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January 21, 2023

DION HOWLIN' HUSKY SNOWSHOE RACE

Kingston, ON

Held at the Mountain Bike Club of Kingston, features a combination of groomed single track, deep powder, a few challenging hills and spectacular forest.

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February 11, 2023

DION SUMMERSTOWN FOREST SNOWSHOE RACE

Cornwall, ON

A combination of beautiful single track and wide trails over rolling terrain through the lush Summerstown Forest near Cornwall. 

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March 23, 2023

DION YUKON SNOWSHOE RACE

Whitehorse, YT

The Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series is coming to the Yukon! 

Held at Mt Mac Snowshoes Trails in Whitehorse, Yukon, this will be the final race in the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series!

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January 28, 2023

DION SNOW BUNNY SNOWSHOE RACE

Thomasburg, ON

This race is on a single loop course at Vanderwater Conservation Area in Thomasburg ON. It's a beautiful course through a mix of cedar and hardwood forest, with lots of ups and downs.

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February 18, 2023

DION FLURRY
SNOWSHOE RACE

Mount Hope, ON

We will be offering 4k and 8k distances over the beautiful trails at Marydale Park in Mount Hope,

Points will be given for each race in the series with the overall male and female series champions each being awarded a prize package totalling over $500 each (including a pair of Dion Racing Snowshoes). 

Points Structure:

First place = 10 points

Second place = 7 points

Third place = 5 points

Fourth place = 4 points

Fifth place = 3 points

Sixth place = 2 points

Seventh place = 1 point

Series Notes:

  1. In the event of a RACE TIE, total points earned (for placed and displaced positions) will be split evenly between each finisher involved.

  2. In the event of a SERIES TIE, the athlete with higher placings in head-to-head races will be crowned as series champion.

FREE SNOWSHOES!: Each race in the series will also be giving out a free pair of Dion Snowshoes on race day. 

We'll also be awarding a special $100 prize package, courtesy of Spafford Health and Adventure, to the person who completes the most races in the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series. In the event of a tie, we will draw to award the winner.

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~ SNOWSHOE CANADA SANCTIONED EVENTS ~

Snowshoe Canada is the governing body in Canada for snowshoe running, racing and as a recreational activity. Races in the 2023 Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series have been sanctioned by Snowshoe Canada.

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February 4, 2023

WINTER RAIL RIP SNOWSHOE RACE

Sharbot Lake, ON

Join us for this fun new 8 km event held at the Kick and Push Brewing Company. The course starts at the brewery on a short, rugged trail that connects to the K&P Trail, then heads south to the beautiful village of Sharbot Lake, before returning to the brewery for a post-race pint. Spaces are limited, so register early! 

(Note: this is a non-series race, so no series points will be awarded.) 

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February 18, 2023

RIVER TO SKY
SNOWSHOE RACE

Mississippi Station, ON

Test yourself at Back Forty’s challenging “River to Sky” 5 km snow shoe race.  Race along the Mississippi River, ascend the “Big Cheese” 1000 foot elevated hilltop and make your way through the picturesque fields and forests of the century old farmstead. 

(Note: this is a non-series race, so no series points will be awarded.) 

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Begins March 2, 2023

ATHLETICS YUKON/SHA LEARN TO SNOWSHOE RUN CLINICS

Whitehorse, YT

This series of snowshoe group runs will begin on Thursday, March 2, We’ll discuss snowshoe running basics and then do group runs on the trails that will help build up to the Dion Yukon Snowshoe Race on March 23, 2023.

This is a great way to build your base leading into the running season and a fun way to enjoy the March sunshine in the snow!

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