Spring is finally starting to show its face here in Ontario after a record winter, which saw over 360cm of snow fall on the race course. Within the next few weeks we hope to be able to get access to the Bruce Peninsula again and take another planning trip to this amazing race destination.
Interest in the event is growing globally, and we are getting interest from as far afield as Japan and Australia. We even have a few local runners sitting on the fence, thinking about breaking up the currently UK dominated field. For those coming from overseas, keep using the forum to discuss your flight and travel arrangements.
This Loose Moose Update we have some great announcements to make which will be of interest to anyone thinking about coming over for the event in August. There are no excuses for not getting your name on the list and your feet on the start line!
In partnership with Active.com we are now pleased to offer a new online registration and payment system for the Marathon of Ontario Summer Edition 2008.
This now allows us to accept entries using credit cards, making it easier for you to guarantee your place. Not only that but we are also able to offer different payment options, and competitors applying for the event can now choose to pay in full or installments.
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Enter to Win a Free Place at Augrabies, South Africa
Yes, you did read that correctly! We have teamed up with South Africa’s premiere multi-day footrace, the Augrabies Extreme Marathon, to offer one lucky competitor the chance to race in the Kalahari Desert.
All you have to do is enter the Marathon of Ontario Summer Edition 2008 and you will be automatically entered into the draw. The place will be awarded at the Gala Dinner on August 22nd.
The chance to do two races for the price of one is a great reason to get your entry in now.
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Information on the Event Website
We are continuously updating the event website with the latest news and features, as well as key competitor information as it is released.
We have recently added a full list of competitors entered, however there are many more that have their name down for a place, and are making sure they can get the flights and time off needed. Don’t be disappointed and get your entry in now to secure your place.
Interested in the location and route of the event? You can view the whole race course interactively, from start to finish, using our unique course viewer.
Finally, and most importantly, you will find the new registration and payment system, powered by Active.com.
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About the Event
The Marathon of Ontario Summer Edition (Moose) is the world’s longest six day footrace, and will be held in Ontario, Canada from 16th to 22nd August 2008.
The 302km, six stage race is open to individuals and two-person relay teams. With terrain and conditions to rival all other ultras combined, it is not a race for the faint hearted.
Unlike other events we are keeping numbers low, this means we can provide better support and increase the family atmosphere of the event. You will not just be a number.
So you think a race in Canada is expensive? With both the entry fee and flight* combined it is still less than other multi-day races in Europe. Plus we provide more hotels and transfers, making planning easier. So there are no excuses on that front.
Not sure about the family? Bring them with you. We can assist in arranging trips and events to keep them entertained while you run. They can visit you on the course and come with you to the gala dinner to celebrate your achievement. Or better yet, bring them along as crew, where they can share the journey with you.
Any more questions? Take a look at the website www.runthemoose.com or reply to this email. Then get your entry in before you miss your chance at the Ultimate Running Adventure!
We look forward to hearing from you.