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Highland Trail Running's first race in the Dion Canadian Snowshoe Series will be hosted at Keppoch Mountain in Antigonish County for the 2024 season. 

Centrally located to bring out the best from the Mainland, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick and PEI to battle it out in the Highland Heart of Nova Scotia.



March 9, 2024


Keppoch Mountain,

Antigonish, NS


  • 8.5km Dion Point Series race with medals for the top 3 overall along with top master for both Male and Female,

  • 4km challenge (No series Points) with medals for top 3 overall and the top master for both Male and Female.



Registration and More Details at


Course has a nice mix of wide double track along with some tighter single track with various elevation changes.


This will be a manually timed event with generous cutoff times to encourage all skill levels to come out.


Check our results page for all results



All participants will receive entry into a raffle for a pair of Dion 122CA Snowshoes with secure fit bindings and ice cleats courtesy of Spafford Health and Adventure ,along with multiple other giveaways thanks to our partners.


No dogs are allowed on the course during the race, but are more than welcome at the Start/Finish line.


**There will be no refunds or deferrals for this event. Registrations can be transferred to another person up till March 7th through Race Roster for $1.95 plus the processing fee.


In the event mother nature takes away our snow the race will proceed as a trail race on the West side of the mountain with 12 and 6km options with points still being awarded towards the 12km trail race.



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 on Snowshoe Canada, please visit

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