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 getouttheremag.com.)
Upcoming Events in or near Simcoe County
April 7 - Homage2Ice in Mansfield. www.XCMarathon.com.
May 5 - Hardwood MTB Demo Day, Hardwood Ski & Bike, Oro Station. www.hardwoodskiandbike.ca.
May 5 - Sausage Suit Individual Time Trial, Mansfield, http//eco-race.com.
May 11 - Opus Epic 8 Hour, Mansfield Outdoor Centre, www.chicoracing.com.
May 18 - Women's 3 Hour MTB Clinic, Hardwood Ski & Bike, Oro Station, www.hardwoodskiandbike.com (Another full day clinic takes place June 15 and includes a yoga session afterwards.)
June 2 - Tour du Canada Time Trial, Alliston, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cyclecanada.com/TdCTThtml.
June 15-16 - The Centurion, Barrie, http//centurioncycling.com.
May 4 - Pedal Pushers Diva Day Clinic, Collingwood. www.pedal-pushers.ca (Women only)
May 25-26 - Cycle Canada Century Ride, Toronto to Barrie and back. www.cyclecanada.com/century.html.
June 1 - 2 - Pfaff-Porche Hero Ride, from Toronto to Blue Mountain. www.theheroride.com.
May 11-12 - Tough Mudder Toronto #1, Coldwater, http://toughmudder.com.
June 15 - Met Con Blue Mountain Adventure Race, www.metconblue.com.
April 6 - MEC Barrie Race 1, Barrie, www.mec.ca/events.
April 20 - Spring Thaw Run, Barrie, www.springthaw5K.org
April 21 - Uxbridge Half Marathon, Run for the Diamond, www.uxbridgehalfmarathon.com
April 28 - Nature's Emporium Run or Walk for Southlake, Aurora, www.runforsouthlake.ca
May 11 - MEC Barrie Race 2, Orillia, www.mec.ca/events
May 26 - Georgian Bay Biosphere 10K, 5K, Run, Walk, Pol, Parry Sound, www.PSRun.com.
June 2 - CaniRunning CR 1, Orillia, www.canirunning.com.
June 8 - The Huntsville Half: Band on the Run.(also 5K & 10K distances), Muskoka, www.huntsvillehalf.com.
June 16 - Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, Relay & 5K, Barrie, www.barriehalfmarathon.com.
June 18 - 5th Annual Summer Solstice Run, Alliston, (5K, 11K), www.runningroom.com.