Thursday, 7 March 2013

Spring = Bike & Running Events!

Hello sunlight at 6:30 p.m.! The daylight time is slowly getting longer here and with it, it seems, comes more smiling faces around town. Kids are anticipating March Break, lovers of winter are anticipating a couple more weeks of skiing or snowmobiling. Our family is looking forward to some spring skiing at Mansfield Ski Club, a great little family oriented club right next door to Simcoe County in Dufferin County.

This blog is an exciting ongoing project and while I work on a couple of upcoming profiles and stories, I thought I'd post a few exciting spring events to get your blood pumping that are taking place in, or reasonably close to Simcoe County, Ontario, most of which I found in the March/April issue of Get Out There magazine. (for the full listing of Canada-wide events you can get a free digital subscription at

Anticipate Spring!

Upcoming Events in or near Simcoe County


Mountain Cycling

April 7 - Homage2Ice in Mansfield.
May 5 -  Hardwood MTB Demo Day, Hardwood Ski & Bike, Oro Station.
May 5 - Sausage Suit Individual Time Trial, Mansfield, http//
May 11 - Opus Epic 8 Hour, Mansfield Outdoor Centre,
May 18 - Women's 3 Hour MTB Clinic, Hardwood Ski & Bike, Oro Station, (Another full day clinic takes place June 15 and includes a yoga session afterwards.)

Road Cycling

June 2 - Tour du Canada Time Trial, Alliston,,
June 15-16 - The Centurion, Barrie, http//

Recreational Cycling

May 4 - Pedal Pushers Diva Day Clinic, Collingwood. (Women only)
May 25-26 - Cycle Canada Century Ride, Toronto to Barrie and back.
June 1 - 2 - Pfaff-Porche Hero Ride, from Toronto to Blue Mountain.

Obstacle Runs

May 11-12 - Tough Mudder Toronto #1, Coldwater,
June 15 - Met Con Blue Mountain Adventure Race,


April 6 - MEC Barrie Race 1, Barrie,
April 20 - Spring Thaw Run, Barrie,
April 21 - Uxbridge Half Marathon, Run for the Diamond,
April 28 - Nature's Emporium Run or Walk for Southlake, Aurora,
May 11 - MEC Barrie Race 2, Orillia,
May 26 - Georgian Bay Biosphere 10K, 5K, Run, Walk, Pol, Parry Sound,
June 2 - CaniRunning CR 1, Orillia,
June 8 - The Huntsville Half: Band on the Run.(also 5K & 10K distances), Muskoka,
June 16 - Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, Relay & 5K, Barrie,
June 18 - 5th Annual Summer Solstice Run, Alliston, (5K, 11K),

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