A 3-hour snowshoe race for teams of two with navigation by map and compass. Competitors travel on and off-trail to 25 checkpoints located throughout stunning forests and parklands. Go as hard or as easy as you like! Checkpoints (CPs) are rated on their difficulty and are assigned different point values.
The race will have beginner (25 points each), intermediate (50 points each), advanced (75 points each), expert (100 points) and ‘backcountry’ CPs (150 points). An overtime (> 3 hours) penalty of 30 points per minute will also be in effect so team strategy and team dynamics are a big part of this race.
The official training event for this year's Snowshoe Raid Adventure Run is the Icebreaker Adventure Run. The Icebreaker event includes many of the same adventure running navigation and running skills that will be tested in the Snowshoe Raid. Train as a team or train on your own. SNOWSHOE RAID LOCATION
Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood, Ontario
Directions: Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up will take place in the main "Village" at Blue Mountain Resort at Grand Central Lodge in the Cascade Room
*no pets permitted at race headquarters or on course.CATEGORIES
Teams of 2 (Coed, Male, Female, Masters Coed, Masters Male, Masters Female, Super Masters, Family, Juniors).
Ages are teammate ages as of Dec. 31, 2017.
Masters teams must have a combined age of 90 or over.
Super Masters teams must have a combined age of 120 or over.
Family teams consist of one parent and one child (<= 13).
Junior teams have both team members between the ages of 14 and 18.RULES & REQUIRED GEAR
All participants are required to review the DontGetLost Adventure Running Series rules and carry the required gear during the race.RACE-DAY SCHEDULE
Race Kit Pick-up: 8:30 - 10:00am (Pre-marked maps distributed with race kits)
Race Briefing: 10:00am
Race Start: 10:30am
Course Cut-Off: 1:30pm (or 3 hours after the race begins)
Awards & Post Race Meal: 2:30pm - 4:30pm REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE
The race is now sold out. See note at top of page to go on wait list.AWARDS & PRIZES
Awards will be given to the first place team in all categories and to the top 3 teams in all categories with at least 10 entries. We also have lots of draw prizes from our sponsors. VOLUNTEERS
DontGetLost Adventure Running is a not-for-profit organization and the success of our races relies on the wonderful support we get from our volunteers. We require 15-20 volunteers for each race. There are many benefits to being a DontGetLost Adventure Running Series volunteer including: having fun, get free race swag, enjoy the outdoors, learn about the sport (a great way to start), build management experience, free post-race food, and it counts towards highschool student volunteer curriculum. If you are interested in volunteering contact Bob Miller (snowraid at dontgetlost dot ca).CONTACT
Bob Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We're often asked to recommend which snowshoes are most suitable for the Snowshoe Raid. This can be a tough question since we don't know what snow conditions we'll experience on race day. There could be light fluffy powder, deep wet snow, or even hard icy conditions. However, if someone is looking for the best all-round snowshoe, not only for racing but for general snowshoe hiking, or running, we'd recommend Atlas brand "Run", or "Race" models. They offer the ideal surface-area to weight ratio, meaning they're incredibly light, but still afford enough surface-area to traverse through deep snow. They also come with an aggressive toe and heel crampon for grip on any surface. These are the snowshoes we use during course testing and are also the snowshoes worn by most of the podium finishers in our event. More details on these snowshoes can be found on the Atlas website. They can be purchased at any of our retail partners, including Running Free (store's located throughout the GTA), Sojourn Outdoors (Barrie) and Squire John's (Collingwood), or even online at RunningFree.com.SNOWSHOE RENTALS
Grand Central Lodge Rentals, located in the Village at Blue Mountain (just steps from our host venue) have a fleet of Atlas brand Series 9 Snowshoes available for rent during the event at a cost of $10 per pair. If you'd like to rent snowshoes from Grand Central Lodge Rentals, please email the Event Director, Bob Miller (snowraid at dontgetlost dot ca) with the quantity of snowshoes you'd like reserved. Emails must be received by Thursday January 19, 2017. Snowshoes being rented from Grand Central Lodge Rentals can be picked up in the Village after 8am on the morning of the event. Payment for the rental will be made upon pick-up.
SOJOURN - "BARRIE'S LEADING OUTDOOR STORE"
Sojourn has a wide variety of snowshoes available for rent ($15 per day), or purchase. Sojourn is located in the south end of Barrie, just off Hwy 400 at the Mapleview Drive exit. Please call the store @ 705-739-9694 to arrange your rentals, be sure to tell them you’re with the Snowshoe Raid. For directions to Sojourn, please visit their website @ www.sojournoutdoors.com