How It Works

Register

  • Pick your event option and sign up HERE (opening soon) for one of the four event options, described below.
  • You will receive an email the day before the event start to activate your event.
  • Complete the individual events whenever or wherever in the world you happen to be and log it on one of these fitness tracking apps: Strava, Gamin, Ride with GPS, Map My Run, or FitBit.
  • At the completion of all or part of your event, we’ll pull your data into the results.
  • We’ll keep track of the data and mail your finisher certificate with a unique finisher medal for completing the challenge.

The Challenges

  1. The Original
  2. The Local
  3. The Double
  4. The Substitute

The Original–Ottawa Based

Skate Course

  • 7.8k
  • One way from under the Laurier St Bridge to Dows Lake around the median down the middle of the lake, right turn and finish at Hartwell Locks
  • You can skate back, have someone pick you up at the end, or take the free Snow Bus.

Ski Course

  • 6k
  • anywhere you want
  • classic or skate ski

Run Course

  • 5k
  • One way from the beginning of the boardwalk at the Dows Lake Pavilion, aka Preston St at Queen Elizabeth Drive, along the pathway to the Lewis St sign, 5km out.
  • You can run back, have someone pick you up at the end, or take the free Snow bus.

The Local (To You)

Skate Course

  • Any 7.8k skate course

Run Course

  • Any 5k run course

Ski Course

  • Any 6k cross country ski course
  • anywhere you want
  • classic or skate ski

The Double

Skate Course

  • Any 15k skate course

Ski Course

  • Any 12k loop or out and back course

Run Course

  • Any 10k loop or out and back course

The Substitute

  • Don’t have ice where you live, or can’t skate or ski, or run?  We’ve got the solution: snowshoe or ride a fat bike instead.  We’ll accept either or both as substitutions for any of the disciplines.

Let’s do this

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