Last Saturday at Pretty River Valley Provincial Park in the Town of the Blue Mountains 114 teams enjoyed a brand new orienteering course and the snowiest forest conditions DontGetLost has seen in its nine years of hosting the Snowshoe Raid.
It was a completely new race experience for our 4 IRONDame Female Masters Teams, but we couldn’t ask for better conditions. While morning temperatures averaged -7 degrees Celsius, we experienced little wind and were sheltered by the forest canopy. We learned a lot of race strategy by participating in this year’s event…how to analyze the race map and identify checkpoints to go after. We exceeded our expectations with our four Teams scoring 230 and 200 points, placing 12, 13, 14 and 15 in the Masters Female Category and 81,82,83 and 94 overall. The highlight of our day was the long snowshoe up to Check Point 48 which marked the highest point on the Bruce Trail!
We would also like to congratulate Team OM (IRONDame Caron Shepley and IRONDude Trent Dilkie) who scored an amazing 370 points and placed 11 in the Coed Category and 36 overall.
All members of our IRONDames Team are keen to compete in next year’s 10 Annual Showshoe Raid. If you are looking for a new winter challenge we would recommend you sign up for an orienteering course and lace up those snowshoes for next year’s Don’tGetLost Snowshoe Raid Adventure Run!
Check out winning Team Ripkin AR awesome video race report for Get Out There Magazine for this year’s Snowshoe Raid Adventure Run to see what is in store for you next year!
CLICK HERE to see more event pictures shot by Derek Carpenter at this year’s Snowshoe Raid Adventure Run on DontGetLost Adventure Running’s Facebook Page!