Snowshoe Kawartha, is the organizer for one of the best winter events in the Kawartha Region, the “Fenelon Falls Winter Olympics” held the first Saturday in February.
The 2021 date is Saturday, February 6th.
Snowshoeing is the perfect winter recreational activity, it is a wonderful family event because you can experience the solitude of the great outdoors and the benefits of exercise. Snowshoeing is safer than many winter sports and “If You Can Walk, You Can Snowshoe” it is entirely human powered and much fun in groups.
Fenelon Falls’ event delivers an exhilarating test for participants (rated one of the top courses in Canada by Snowshoe Canada). Course has demanding challenges (The Wall), wilderness appeal (beautiful single track ) and great views (along a lakeside esker) with ample passing lanes and visibility.
Snowshoe Kawartha’s Winter Olympics and 5K / 10K Snowshoe Race in Fenelon Falls, Ontario is back and better than ever on February 6th, 2021!
The purpose of Snowshoe Kawartha is to provide outdoor enthusiasts a world-class winter experience in the Kawartha Lakes region. Over the past 5 years Snowshoe Kawartha has enjoyed the support of the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development, CKL Councillor Doug Elmslie, and the Kawartha Works Community Co-op.
In 2020 the participation of Special Olympics athletes became a primary focus with training days and our new 1600 meter course.
Our success is entirely thanks to our incredible volunteers and our sponsors. We are pleased to thank Fenelon Falls Home Hardware, the Lions Club of Fenelon Falls, Log Chateau Campground, Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls, Snowshoe Canada, and Young’s Construction. Additionally thanks to Fenelon Falls Real Estate and K-VARS Electric.
Snowshoe Racing is one of the fastest growing winter sports with many races being staged across Canada and internationally each year. Our success in Fenelon Falls and our growth across the region would not be possible without the Kawartha Lakes Snowmobile Club and the Province of Ontario EMS Services who have helped us manage the activities and importantly through their efforts improve the safety of our event.
The Fenelon event is designed for all levels of participants up to expert. Whether you are a first timer or experienced you are sure to have fun! The race format for the “Under 15” School WORLD RECORD, the “1600 Meter Olympic” distance, a faster 5k Ontario Cup Championship and a very challenging 10k Championship.
The Ontario Cup event is sanctioned by Snowshoe Canada, the governing body for Snowshoe racing in Canada.
About Snowshoe Canada
Our mission is through fitness, competition and fair play, to provide a safe and friendly environment for all and represent the sport at Provincial, National, World Championships and ultimately, the Olympics.
We will promote the growth and development of the sport (be it racing or recreational) and seek funding and support to move forward with this cause. Our accountability is to the Board of Directors and to the participants at large.