Pick Your Poison Trail Race
12.5k / 25k / 50k
APRIL 29, 2023
Jan 2023 update - we are sold out for our April 23, 2023, 13th edition of Pick Your Poison. Our waitlists are also full, but you can still... >
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
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.
Distance Transfers and Deferrals
Runners can transfer distances and request deferrals up to the midnight EST, on 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. We also realize that injuries in sport happen. If you are unable to run for any reason, please contact us and we can defer your race entry.
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.
April 29, 2023
8:00 am 50k
8:30 am 25K
9:00 am 12.5K
5:00pm cutoff time for all distances. 50k runners must have started final lap at 2:30pm.
The Heights of Horseshoe, 1106 Horseshoe Valley Rd., Horseshoe Valley ON, L4M 4Y8
Friday April 28, 2023 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday April 29th, 2023 7:00am-9:00am at the race venue (Heights of Horseshoe)
First come, first served basis
2023 Registration Open Date
The 2023 registration opens on December 1, 2022
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.
Each runner will receive a ticket for their post-race meal. Post-race food will include a boxed lunch from the venue.
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