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The Dion Winter Goose Chase 7k Snowshoe Race is officially sold-out.  Thank you to everyone who has registered for this year's race.  See you on race day!  

The Dion Winter Goose Chase 7k snowshoe running race winds through the trails in the beautiful Shades Mills Conservation area in Cambridge, Ontario.  The Dion Winter Goose Chase Snowshoe race is the 3rd race in the Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series.  Your race fee includes participation in the event, a registration gift, a delicious pancake breakfast, and your chance to win many fabulous draw prizes from our sponsors - including a pair of DION racing snowshoes.  If you don't own snowshoes, you can rent a pair (during online registration) to race in on race day for $10. Proceeds to support the Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society.  Come on out and chase the goose (and gander) through the snow.  Please note that this race has a maximum registration cap of 100 entrants. There will be no race day registration.  Online registration only.

As of November 20, we are out of rental snowshoes.  You can still register and run, but runners who have not reserved a pair of snowshoes online, will need to bring their own snowshoes to race in.  Dion Running Snowshoes can be purchased by following this link 



Who you're Chasing at the Dion Winter Goose Chase


Lead Goose

Alison Douma raced on snowshoes for the first time at last year’s Dion Winter Goose Chase Snowshoe Race.  She won the race and was awarded the Goose jersey for this year’s race.  Alison is a trail and ultra runner from Cambridge.  She has had a very successful trail running season this year.  Alison placed 3rd female overall at the Run the Edge Tobermoury half marathon, and was on the podium yet again at  That bad thing 50k trail race in Goderich taking 3rd place overall among the women.  Alison will be defending her Goose jersey on her home course at Shade Mills Conservation area.



Lead Gander 

Our Gander to chase for the 2018 Dion Winter Goose Chase Snowshoe Race is Ryan Saunders from Hamilton.  Ryan runs for the Summit Chasers Running Club.  He started snowshoe racing 3 years ago.  Ryan is prepared to lead the way with many trail race podium finishes to his credit.  He won the Sticks n’ Stones 25k trail race (October 2017), the Horror Trail 50k (October 2016), and the Limberlost Challenge 56k (July 2016).  With all this snowshoe, trail and ultra racing experience, it’s going to make it tricky for the field to catch him.


Come on out and Chase the Goose (or Gander) through the snow.  Goose and Gander Overall winners will be awarded free entry into next year’s race, and the chance to wear the “Goose” or “Gander” jerseys and have the honour of having 100 people chase after them in snowshoes.

Registration fees

Dion Winter Goose Chase Snowshoe Race Fee Closed

Registration closed
    1. CA$25.00
      Oct 6 – Nov 1
    2. CA$35.00
      Nov 2 – Jan 2
    3. CA$40.00
      Jan 3 – Jan 30
    4. Closed
      Jan 31 – Jan 31

Event Schedule

  • February 3 9:00 AM EST - Race kit and Rental Snowshoe Pick up opens

  • February 3 10:00 AM EST - Race kit and Rental Snowshoe Pick up closes

  • February 3 10:30 AM EST - 7k Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Cambridge, ON, Canada

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