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Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race | January 10

posted by: on: December 22, 2014 3:14:57 PM

Got a need for speed? Well, this January 10th, head to Upper Canada Village (which is less than 25 minutes from our hotel by car) for an exciting race that’s sure to thrill. This race offers both 5 km and 10 km options, though it’s much different from the races you might attempt in the summer months. This one’s through the deep, Ontario snow, and is completed by competitors on snowshoes!

The event is presented by Dion snowshoes, and kicks off 6:00 pm. To register, simply click here or show up to the Harvest Barn at 4:30 on race day. Before December 27th, the registration fee is just $25. On race day, it’s $30. It’s also worth mentioning that the first 75 to register get a free Dion Snowshoes mug! What’s in store for those who opt to compete in this exciting, winter challenge? Let us break it down for you.

The race takes place on a 5 km loop (racers complete the loop twice for the 10 km option) through the magical lights of Upper Canada Village, a pioneer theme park just outside Cornwall. Strap on your snowshoes, and dash through the snow, past authentic buildings straight out of the 1860s for a magical experience like nothing else. Since it’ll be dark by race kickoff, competitors are required to wear headlamps. This, however, only contributes to the magical atmosphere of the race! If you don’t have your own pair of snowshoes, fret not, Dion Snowshoes will be on site with equipment to rent.

If you’d rather watch then race, feel free! There is no charge for spectators of the event, and if you get cold, head into the warmth the beautiful Harvest Barn. The barn will also be the location of the post-race award ceremony, which will be accompanied by steaming hot chocolate.

Intrigued? Rightly so! This wonderful winter race will be one for the books. So drive on down, and traverse the beautiful Upper Canada Village in truly original way. Of course, when the race is done, you’ll need a place to rest up. There’s no better place for that than the cozy rooms at our hotel. Or, if you’ve got a victory to celebrate, head down BrookValley Grille for a cold pint and a bite to eat.

Book your stay today and experience all the excitement the Cornwall area has to offer!

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