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2024 Dion Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race - Results

The Dion Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race was held on Saturday, February 10th with Springlike conditions in the beautiful Summerstown Forest, just outside of Cornwall, Ontario.

The snow conditions were surprisingly good for the snowshoers due to the great snowpack in the forest.

There were two races held with the longer event being 7.45km and awarding points towards the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Running Series. There was also a shorter 4.4km non-series race held as well.

7.45km Dion Series Race:

Series Leader Bernie Hogan picked up the overall win in a time of 31:01. Hogan was followed by Charley Murphy in second in 33:09. Rob Lefebvre finished in third place in 34:20. The top master (over 40) in the mens race was Derek Gillard in 40:40.

Rachel Thiessen was the first woman to complete the race in a time of 40:37. Susan Durrell finished second in 51:53, followed by Jenna McCuaig in third in 54:57. Elizabeth Nurse was the top master woman in a time of 56:25.

4.4km Race:

Emily Van Koppen won the women’s race and was first overall in a time of 40:30. Marie Helen Lussier finished second in the women’s race in 40:46, followed by Shiloh Gillard in third in 45:18. Kathleen Hay was the top master in 51:56.

In the men’s race, Curtis Penney was first to cross the finish line in a time of 54:26. John Warner was second in 73:07.

A huge congrats to race director Gilles Parisien and his team of dedicated volunteers for putting on this great event in less than normal snow conditions!

A special thanks goes to series sponsors Dion Snowshoes, Spafford Health and Adventure, XACT Nutrition, in addition to all of the local sponsors, and with support from Snowshoe Canada.

Thank you, and congratulations, to all who took part and supported this event!

The next race in the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series is the Dion Howlin’ Husky Snowshoe Race to be held on February 17th at the Mountain Bike Club of Kingston in Kingston, ON. Registration is still available!


📸 Greg Leskien