Long Sock Classic
The third event in the XCMarathon Cup for 2019.
Challenge yourself on either 17 km, 37 km or 74 km of fun and flowing single track and double track at the Ganaraska Forest. Just follow over 1000 large, bright arrows through the woods with no fear of getting lost while riding some new trails. Go your own pace and ride with other people at your level.
The full Marathon course has three fully stocked feed/tech zones and the Half-Marathon has one. Each feed zone will have eLoad, water, bananas, tools, a floor pump and dry and wet lube. The Half-Marathon course has 1 aid station. And when you are done head to the BBQ for a great big burger and salad (included for all who register and for a nominal fee for spectators).
Why is it the Long Sock Classic? Some people have noticed a bit of poison ivy in the Ganny. How do we fight it? Long socks, soap and water at each feed in case you crash or are worried, and new showers at the finish line with soap provided free for all. We also go through trails one week before and trim back most of the overhanging plants by hand to make it a more fun day for you!
Course Map 2018: (Counter clockwise starting out down ‘Rd 10’… really not a road! )
When: May 18, 2019
Registration opens at 9:00 am
Free Kids Race Starts at 10:30
Marathon Starts at 11 am
Half-Marathon Starts at 11:30
Sprint Starts at 14:00
Where: Ganaraska Forest Centre
What: The third Marathon, Half-Marathon and Sprint of the 2019 XCM season
Why: Test your fitness, have fun on a fun, flowing course
Who: YOU! Everyone is welcome.
Do you like a challenge? Don’t like doing laps?
This is for you!
How Long: Marathon 74k
Early Registration (valid until 12:01 am May 14): $ 45 Half-Marathon; $ 55 Marathon; $30 Sprint
Race Day registration will be available.
$ 55 for the Half Marathon (+HST = 64)
$ 65 for the Full Marathon (+HST=73)
$ 40 for the Sprint (+HST=45)
One-day OCA licenses will be available.