Come be a part of the 5th annual ‘Into the White’ snowshoe fun run. It will be a great day of hiking or running on groomed snowshoe trails, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Laurentian Mountains.
Our motto is: “If you can walk – you can snowshoe!”
The 5 km snowshoe trail is designed for all ages and abilities. Whether you have personal goals and challenges you want to meet or exceed or you just want to get out with the family and enjoy the winter, the 5km loop will be fun for all. For those looking for a bit more of a challenge, you can register for the 12km snowshoe run/walk and really enjoy the varied scenery and terrain.
To ensure that you end this race with a big smile on your face – the finish line will be at the end of the tube run. All participants will take off their snowshoes, climb the launch pad and zoom down the tube hill to cross the finish line.
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Location: Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge, Mattawa, ON
Distances: 5 km and 12.5 km
Start Time: 11:00 am (5km & 12.5 km)
Course: Featuring a mix of terrain that includes single track sections, rolling hills, steeper hills and flatter sections that wind through pine plantations, meadows and mixed growth forest. Pristine snow and spectacular scenery of the Laurentian Mountains. Combination of potentially deep snow and packed trail sections.
Entry fees this year will be by donation. A collection jar will be available at the registration table.
- All fees from this event will be invested back into Nature’s Harmony to further our vision of connecting people with nature and the great outdoors while demonstrating sustainable living practices. The funds raised help us to expand and improve our product offerings, including our goal to eventually build a central facility for educational purposes, hosting workings and retreats.
Post Race Activity & Lunch
- Since this is a fun run, there will be no rewards or sponsorship prizes. Top finishers will be announced for bragging rights!
- A campfire lunch (vegetarian lentil stew) and hot chocolate for all participants will be served. Please bring your own dishes and cutlery to minimize waste from this event.
Nature’s Harmony Day Pass: Winter day pass is included with your race entry. Additional activities include: backcountry ski trails, tube tobogganing, kicksledding and hot sauna. There is something to enjoy for the whole family.
Snowshoes: Be sure to bring your snowshoes to the race. If you don’t own a pair of snowshoes, we have a limited number of snowshoes available for rent. Please contact us directly if you would like to reserve a pair of snowshoes.
Weather: In the unlikely event of no snow, the race will still take place as a trail run (without snowshoes).
Facilities: Washrooms and bonfire at start/finish area, large outdoor sauna (capacity for 15+ people inside sauna) and small warming area outside sauna. There will be no other indoor facilities. Please bring warm clothes to change into following the race.
Aid Stations: 2 Water/Aid Stations (1 at start/finish and 1 midway through the course for the 12.5 km)
Directors: Jennifer Demille, Tzach Elnekave
Directions: Click on Contact Us
Accommodation: Nature’s Harmony offers two log cabins and yurt accommodations on the event grounds. Please contact Nature’s Harmony directly to make a reservation. As well, there are many other local accommodations available within a 15 minute drive. Click on link for to find other local accommodations: visitmattawa.travel
Registration: At this time there is no advance registration. However, we are looking into a way to track the registrations ahead of time. Please check back shortly for more details. (this post made as of Jan 11, 2017)