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The Polar Paws Winter Trail Race
5k and 10k

Join us on March 2nd for a 5k and 10k winter trail race through the beautiful single and double track trails of Durham Regional Forest! With fun and flowing trails through a snow covered (possibly icy) environment, you are sure to enjoy being outdoors with friends.  


  • Traction on your shoes will be mandatory should the trails be icy, so come prepared.
  • Bring dry warm clothes with you to change into post race.
  • There is no shelter, so ensure you have clothing to keep warm.
  • We will have volunteers at the road crossing but still be aware when crossing over from the parking area to the park.
  • No dogs, headphones or strollers allowed on course

LOCATION AND PARKING: Durham Regional Forest is located about 45 minutes NE of Toronto, near Uxbridge. There will be minimal parking within the park itself, so either get there really early or go to the parking at Lafarge, which will be across the road from the park on Concession Road 7.,-79.0902175,13.67z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x6a33415f6ff8a0c9!2sDurham+Regional+Forest!8m2!3d44.0505216!4d-79.0808763!3m4!1s0x0:0x6a33415f6ff8a0c9!8m2!3d44.0505216!4d-79.0808763

ROUTE: 5k loop TBC

AID STATION: There will be one aid station at the start/finish area with a minimum of water and electrolytes. 

NOTE: We are a cupless event. Bring your own drinking vessel, water bottle or hydration pack.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION will be available - $50 Cash Only

WASHROOMS: There will be porta potties on site

AWARDS AND GIVEAWAY: Top 3 male and female finishers overall will receive an award. All 5k/10k participants will receive a special edition winter toque.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Thank you to Sue Sitki Photography, everyone will receive FREE High-Resolution Digital Images included with their race entry!!

REGISTRATION: Race kit pick up and registration will be on site near the start/finish area and open from 9:00am - 10:15am.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that once you register, if you are unable to participate for ANY reason, you will not be refunded your race registration fee.  Transfers will be allowed for a $10 fee.


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Registration fees

5k Closed

Registration closed
  • One loop through snowy (and possibly icy) single and double track.

    1. CA$35.00

      Early Bird

      Dec 19 – Dec 31
    2. CA$45.00


      Jan 1 – Feb 27

10k Closed

Registration closed
  • 2 loops of 5k through snowy (and possibly icy) single and double track trails

    1. CA$35.00

      Early Bird

      Dec 19 – Dec 31
    2. CA$45.00


      Jan 1 – Feb 27

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Anonymous CA$25.00
2 Dianna Armstrong CA$25.00
3 Kim Taylor CA$25.00
4 Kristina Simmons CA$25.00
5 Joanne Boustead CA$25.00

Event Schedule

  • March 2 8:30 AM EST - Registration/Packet Pick Up

  • March 2 10:30 AM EST - 5k/10k Start

  • March 2 12:00 PM EST - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

Durham Regional Forest, Concession Road 7, Uxbridge, ON, Canada

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