Pick Your Poison Trail Race

12.5k / 25k / 50k

APRIL 29, 2023

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PICK YOUR POISON

ONE SWEET RACE

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ABOUT

PICK YOUR POISON

From jars of honey to the technical finisher socks, PYP is one sweet race. A challenging 12.5k loop through the Heights of Horseshoe in Craighurst, Ontario awaits you, but what poison will you pick? One loop will challenge even the experienced trail runner with 4 epic climbs, single track switchbacks, and variant weather conditions on race day. Runners can choose 1, 2, or 4 loops of this course made up of 98% off road terrain in 12.5, 25, or 50k distances. Come for the day or stay in the local area for the weekend and enjoy the many scenic vistas that Simcoe County has to offer. 

 

Registration will open on DEC 1, 2022 for 2023 REGISTRATION

Waitlist

We maintain a wait list through Race Roster. As runners withdraw from the race, people on the waitlist will be given an opportunity to register for the race based on the order they registered. Selected participants will be notified via email once selected and have one week to register once the email is sent. The odds of getting into the race depend primarily on the amount of turnover from the registered runners list. Since we don’t have any control over this, your guess is as good as ours. When registering on the waitlist, you will be charged only if you are selected from the waitlist and you accept the invitation to become a registered runner.

 

Refunds

Pick your Poison does not offer refunds, but will offer deferrals to the next year. 

 

Distance Transfers

Runners can transfer distances up to the end of day, April 15. If transferring to a longer distance, runners must pay the difference in current registration values. There is no refund for runners transferring to shorter distances. 

 

Bib Transfers

Our waitlist necessitates that bibs cannot be transferred. If you are not able to race this year we can defer your entry but your bib from this year will be passed on to somebody on the waitlist and cannot be assigned to another runner outside of the waitlist. Exceptions are made for grandparents. We love beastly, ultra trail running grandparents. If your grandma or gramps is over 70, you can transfer the bib to them.

12.5k

25k

50k

 

It is tradition that each racer gets a jar of honey

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RACE OVERVIEW

Event Date

April 29, 2023

Start Time

8:00 am 50k
9:00 am 12.5K
10:00 am 25K

Cutoffs

5:00pm cutoff time for all distances. 50k runners must have started final lap at 2:30pm. 

 

Start/Finish

The Heights of Horseshoe, 1106 Horseshoe Valley Rd., Horseshoe Valley ON, L4M 4Y8

Bib Pickup

Friday April 28, 2023 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday April 30th, 2022 7:00am-9:00am

 

 

Registration

First come, first served basis 

 

2023 Registration Open Date

The 2023 registration opens on December 1, 2022

Capacity

350 runners, 125 runners for each distance

Aid Station Info

Each loop will be stocked with 3 aid stations. The usual fare will be present: pop, water, electrolytes, various candy assortments, chips, and pickles. Additional foods may be present such as PB & J sandwiches, and hot soup.

 
Post-Race Food

Each runner will receive a ticket for their post-race meal. Post-race food will include a boxed lunch from the venue.   
 

Course Preview

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PICK YOUR POISON

TRAIL RACE

Tel: 226.750.9335

info@pickyourpoison.ca

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