IRONDames Pat Shaw and Claudia Hutchinson, Kathy Eaton and Chris Steeves, Andrea Buzza and Marla Ashmore and Hélène Derosiers and Sylvie Lyons are pairing up for this year’s Snowshoe Raid Adventure Run organized by DontGetLost Adventure Running to be held this Saturday at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario.
A team based showshoe race combined with navigation by map and compass, competitors snowshoe on and off-trail to locate checkpoints. The number of checkpoints collected during the three hour race determines the team’s rank at the Finish. The terrain for this year’s race encompasses the trails and forests in the area of Pretty River Provincial Park
The IRONDames enjoy the outdoors and were looking for something different to do as a group this winter when Claudia Hutchinson suggested we look into orienteering this past fall. With an introductory navigation clinic under our belt and some recent instruction by IRONDude Don Shaw we’ve got our fingers crossed that we’ll be finding checkpoints and don’t get lost on Saturday. One thing is for sure ….we’ll persevere and have lots of laughs!
Check out GetOutThere Magazines’ report on the 2014 Snowshoe Raid in the Youtube video below.