SNOWSHOE RAID ADVENTURE RUN

SATURDAY JANUARY 16, 2016 (BLUE MOUNTAIN, ON)

2016 RACE RESULTS
DESCRIPTION
A team based snowshoe race combined with navigation by map and compass. Competitors travel on and off-trail to 25 checkpoints located throughout The Blue Mountains stunning forests and parklands. Go as hard, or as easy as you like! Checkpoints (CPs) are rated on their difficulty and are assigned different points with a total of 1500 points are up for grabs. The race will have eight beginner CPs (25 points each), six intermediate CPs (50 points each), six advanced CPs (75 points each), four expert CPs (100 points) and and one 'backcountry'  CP (150 points). An overtime (> 3 hours) penalty of  30 points per minute (or part) will also be in effect so team strategy and team dynamics are a big part of this race as well.
 
TRAINING
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.  DontGetLost Adventure Running also offers advanced navigation clinics.
 
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.
Click on this map for more details.
*no pets permitted at race headquarters or on course.
 
CATEGORIES
Teams of 2 (Coed, Male, Female, Masters Coed, Masters Male, Masters Female, Family, Juniors).
Masters teams must have a combined age of 90 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. Ages as of Dec. 31, 2016.
 
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
Walk to Bus Pick-Up: 10:15am
Buses depart at 10:30am Sharp! (Don't be late)
Race Start: 11:00am (Pretty River Valley Provincial Park)
Course Cut-Off: 2:00pm (or 3 hours after the race begins)
Board Buses for drive back to Blue Mountain: 2:00pm
Awards & Post Race Meal: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
   
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE
Registration is open
Registrar: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
For team name, category, team member/category changes and other race information, please contact our race director, Bob Miller: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Entry fee (per team) is listed below:
 
 
EARLY
(by Dec. 3 2015)
REGULAR
(by Jan. 4, 2016)
 LATE 
(by Jan. 14, 2016)  
ADULT
$130
$140
$150
FAMILY
$65
$70
$75
JUNIORS
$65
$70
$75
 
Registration closes at midnight on January 14th, 2016.
Entry fee includes HST, park entrance fee, copies of all race maps for each participant, timing chip rental, post-race hot food, and Fox River race swag. Entry fee does not include online transaction charge. Refund policy. The entry fee also includes a 2016 DontGetLost Adventure Running membership (operated by Golden Horseshoe Orienteering Inc.) to cover race insurance.
 
AWARDS & PRIZES
This race is so awesome it will knock your socks off and leave them frozen and ripped and torn. So thanks to the support from Fox River all participants will receive a free pair of running socks after the race. We also have lots of draw prizes from our sponsors. 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.
 
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).
 
DONTGETLOST CLOTHING
DONTGETLOST has great buffs, t-shirts and hoodies for sale. You can add DGL gear to your race entry and pick it up at the race!
 
CONTACT
Bob Miller: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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SNOWSHOE RECOMMENDATIONS
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 14, 2016. Snowshoes being rented from Activity Central 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
 
SPONSORS
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