Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race - Course preview

The Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race will be held on Saturday, January 23 at Frontenac Provincial Park, just 30mins north of Kingston.

The course has been measured by GPS at 7.3km and is of a lollipop design (out and back with a loop at the top). The first (and last) 1.9km features a wide trail to give you lots of opportunity to pass and sort out positioning. The loop portion is narrow, rolling single track that takes you through some breathtaking sections of Frontenac Provincial Park. While there are some decent hills, it is all very runnable with a little bit of everything on this beautiful backcountry course.

Hot chocolate and munchies will be provided after the event. Awards will be given to overall race winners. A great offering of draw prizes will also be handed out after with one lucky participant going home with a pair of the top of the line Dion Running Snowshoes (all race participants are also eligible for a 10% discount off of their purchase of a pair of Dion Running Snowshoes through Spafford Health and Adventure).

For more information or to register, please visit Spafford Health and Adventure . Course video preview (including race tips), detailed course description and route map are now available for viewing.

See you on race day!



  1. Your videographer/host seems a bit out of shape at the beginning there!

  2. Snicker :0)

    Great job Sara - thanks for the last tip, Shhhhh

    Now get out there and pack down the first part of the course would ya.

    If we get a good dumping of snow before hand it could be a really fun day. Might be time to join the back-of-the-packers

    See ya soon