Pick Your Poison Trail Race
12.5k / 25k / 50k
APRIL 30, 2022
Unfortunately due to COVID - 19 and the recently announced provincial lock down, the race for 2021 has been cancelled. Registered runners will be automatically deferred to the 2022 race date of April 30th. Thanks so much for your understanding and see you next year!
Trish and Rhonda
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 not open for 2022 due to deferrals
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.
Pick your Poison does not offer refunds, but will offer deferrals to the next year.
Runners can transfer distances leading up to the race, and on race day. 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.
April 30, 2022
8.5 hours for all distances. Runner must start the final lap at cumulative time of 6 hours.
The Heights of Horseshoe, 1106 Horseshoe Valley Rd., Horseshoe Valley ON, L4M 4Y8
Friday April 29, 2022 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday April 30th, 2022 7:30am-8:30am
First come, first served basis
2022 Registration Open Date
Unfortunately due to deferrals from 2020 and subsequently 2021, there will be no registration as we are at runner capacity. Should any additional slots open, we will begin a waitlist.
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.
Please stay tuned as aid stations will look different in 2022 according to new precautions for health and safety.
Each runner will receive a ticket for their post-race meal. Post-race food will include a boxed lunch from the venue.