Event Details


Snowshoe World Record Attempt for Youth U15

Ontario Cup 5k / 10k

Snowshoe Canada Racing Rules

Snowshoe Rentals

Maryboro Lodge / Fenelon Museum History Tour – Starting at 11:30; watch for the trolley and jump on! Route should include Oak St., the bridge, Handley Lumber, and the Fenelon Museum – 50 Oak St.

Fat Tire Bikes

Crokicurl on Cameron

Ice Fishing with Bruce Earp

Event Day Schedule of Events

Race Information

Race Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Start Times as follows:

11 am EST – .5K / 1K U15 (Under 15 Years Old) Snowshoe WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT!

11:15 am EST – 5K / 10K Races

Location: Garnet Graham Park 98 Francis St. West Fenelon Falls Ontario Canada K0M1N0


Children (15 & under) .5k / 1k WORLD RECORD

Adults (20+) and juniors (14-19) 5k short course, 10k long course

Course: Start & Finish on Cameron Lake between Bond Street West and Victory Grove.

This is a chip timed event.

The 5k will start by heading north along the shore of Cameron Lake, along Victory Grove crossing the Kawartha Lakes Rail Trail. The 5k participants will cross Louisa Street, entering a woodlot trail system and return back to the start finish line via Victory Grove and finishing on Cameron lake.

The 10k participants will repeat the 5k course with a well marked turn before the finish line.


The children’s race will start and finish on Cameron Lake.

In early February, Cameron Lake is snow covered with approximately 12-18 inches of ice. Very safe for outdoor activities.

Race Fees:

$40 – $50. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more, and for members of the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce (Members are asked to contact info@fenelonfallschamber.com for their discount code). Online registration only.

Online Race registration closes Feb. 2nd at 4pm.  Please go to the registration page on this site to Register.

Race Participant Swag:

All participants will receive a bib #, souvenir finishers medal, post race refreshments and a ticket to win value draw prizes.

Race Awards:

The overall male and female winners of the 5k and 10k events will receive a unique award and their named on a newly created custom designed annual trophy.

Medals to top 3 in each age 10 year age group for the 5k and 10k event.

20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Race Equipment:

A limited number of rental snowshoes will be available on race morning.

Please indicate if you need rentals and your sizing when you register on line.

First come first served basis.


Early February can be a wide range of temperatures. Prepare for cold and bring several layers of breathable fabric to wear during the race. Bring a toque, gloves and warm socks. Bring a complete change of clothing for after the race as your race clothing will be cold and wet from sweat. Changing facilities will be available.

The cut off temperature will be -20c with wind chill. If it is colder than that we will delay the start until it warms up our shorten the race to reduce exposure to the elements. In extreme cold we may choose to cancel the race. The decision will be made by the race director and the local EMS on the morning of the race.

If the weather is extremely warm and the lake is not safe we will alter the course and possibly turn the event into a run. Bring running shoes with you in the event of mild weather and no snow.

Race Participant Pre-Race Preparation:

Snowshoe racing is a vigorous outdoor winter activity. You should be physically fit and be able to engage in an outdoor activity for 1 to 2 hours. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather of the day.

We advise you to do a considerable amount running and our snowshoeing in advance of the event to prepare.

If you are a beginner and not accustomed to this sort of activity you should consult your doctor before signing up.

Event Day Schedule of Events:


Race day bib number pick-up and registration will be open from 9 am to 10:30 am at the following locations:

ONTARIO CUP 5K / 10K Registration – St. James Hall,19 Bond St. East.

World Cup Elementary School Kids Registration: Salvation Army, 42 Bond St. West.

Race morning registration will be available up to 10:30am.

Snowshoe event participants must display a Bib Number

Ontario Cup Pre-race Briefing: 11 am on Cameron Lake.

First Race 11 am on Cameron Lake.

11 am – .5K / 1K World Record Attempt

11:15 am – 5K / 10K Races

Post Race Awards  2pm – St. James Hall,19 Bond St. East

Snowshoe Canada Racing Rules

  1. Snowshoes worn in any sanctioned Snowshoe Canada event must be designed to meet or exceed 120 square inches (774.192 square centimeters) of functional surface area and can be no smaller than 7 inches (17.78 centimeters) wide by 21 inches long (53.34 centimeters).
  2. Correct race distance and type (packed or virgin) course must be advertised. Updated trail conditions should be posted 24 hours before the event. The course race distance should be at least 8 km, but not longer than 10 km. The short course should be at least 4 km but no longer then 5 km.
  3. Flags must clearly mark the course trail. As one stands beside a flag marker, the next flag must be visible. Only one colour can be used to mark the course (another colour may be used to mark off any intersections or to block off trails not in use). Arrows can be used at intersections to indicate which direction to go instead of using a second colour flag.
  4. Trails, whether packed or virgin, must be clear of trees, branches and debris. They must be wide enough to allow passing by other competitors.
  5. Course marshals shall be placed in designated spots along the trail to direct competitors.
  6. Coaches and spectators must remain in the designated viewing areas only and must stay off trail.
  7. Mass starts will be at the race director or technical delegate discretion. (In the event of over crowding the race start, a Male and Female wave may be decided)
  8. Snowshoes must be completely behind the start line.
  9. Race bib numbers must be worn on the front of each competitor and be visible at all times. Timing will be done electronically and manually. Bib numbers and time will be recorded manually in the event of an electronic failure.
  10. Snowshoes must be firmly attached throughout the entire snowshoe race course. In the event a competitor loses a snowshoe, he/she must step off course and reattach the snowshoe in order to finish the race.
  11. Racers will be given a 10 minute before race start warning, followed by a 5 minute warning to race start and every minute afterward. The timer will start the race with 30 second till start, 10 second, 5…4…3…2…1 START! For large groups, an air horn may be used.
  12. Disqualifications: An athlete may be disqualified if He/She interferes with another athlete purposely (stepping on the back of snowshoes, bumping, pushing). In the event that an athlete takes a wrong turn and goes off course, he/she must return to the exact point they went off course to continue or else be disqualified.
  13. An athlete must retire from competition immediately if ordered by a member of the appointed medical staff or race director.
  14. It is a requirement that at least one first aid trained volunteer/paid staff be available for any medical emergencies on the race site.
  15. The start line must be a minimum of 5 meters wide and continue to be at least the same width for at least the first 200 meters of the race before narrowing into single track trail. It is recommended that this first section of the course be groomed, not only to sort the field out, but also for safety.
  16. The trail must be a minimum of 5 meters wide for the final 50 meters to allow for passing right to the finish line
  17. It is recommended that passing lanes be available or that the trail widens from single track at least every 2 km to allow for passing.

Fat Tire Bikes

Spokes for Folks tent ( Fat Tire Bikes ) will be set up at the base of Bond Street, beside the beach, scheduled for a 10:00 AM opening.

Snowshoe Rentals

The Wild Rock tent will be set up at the base of Bond Street, beside the beach, scheduled for a 10:00 AM opening.

Snowshoes available for rental:

Faber North Lander 8×25
Faber North Lander 9×29
Faber North Lander 10×34
Faber North Cliff 8×25
Faber North Cliff 9×29
Faber White Lander (Women’s) 7×22
Faber White Lander (Women’s) 7×26
GV Nyflex Kid 6×16

Cost will be $10/h for rentals.

We will also be bringing snowshoes to sell, see below for model and pricing:

Faber North Lander 8×25- $130.00
Faber North Lander 9×29- $145.00
Faber North Lander 10×34- $145.00
Faber North Cliff 8×25- $165.00
Faber North Cliff 9×29- $185.00
Faber North Cliff 10×34- $185.00
Faber White Lander (Women’s) 7×22- $130.00
Faber White Lander (Women’s) 7×26- $130.00
Faber North Kid 7×18- $75.00