A Letter From The Chair

Hello, Dog Enthusiasts!

I am excited to announce our weekend plans for the 2016 Marmora SnoFest. Our event will begin February 5th at the Marmora Senior School where we will hold our opening ceremonies along with our ever popular Marmora’s Got Talent competition.

This year we are hosting a 2-day race schedule with combined times to determine the final finish standings. Our Marmora Business Association has planned several other activities to be held right on our main street, including a vintage snowmobile show, live entertainment and a new twist on our Children’s Nippers Race with the tykes racing straight up the main street should make for plenty of excitement.

Registration 7:30-8:15 a.m. Saturday, February 6th.

This year registration is taking place in the Marmora Curling Club lobby, which is close to the mushers parking- you drive right by it as you enter the race grounds. Once again, we are waiving our registration fee to try to make things simpler and less expensive for our competitors who travel from afar. Currently, there is a purse amount set for $ 5 000.00. Though through more sponsors that amount may increase. Exact payouts will be released on Facebook closer to race day.

Musher Meeting and Bib Draw 8:20 a.m. Saturday, February 6th

This year we will be hosting one musher meeting before our first race at 8:20 a.m Saturday morning. Bib draws for each race will also be held at this time.  Sundays bibs will be handed out based on Saturdays finish times, which will also be at 8:20 a.m. Sunday before the first race at 9:00.

Race Information

Below is our set race schedule. This year for the 6-dog, 10-mile race alone we are adding a separate purse for Nordic Class teams to showcase more of these magnificent dogs to the spectators. They will follow the open class teams at the start.

Race Schedule Saturday, February 6, 2016

Race Schedule Sunday, February 7, 2016


With our event approaching, we encourage and all feedback. It helps us understand how we can better our event as well as you experience while here.  Please feel free to email you thoughts to snofest.chair@gmail.com or call 613-438-1508. Hope to see you all soon.

Tom McFarlane
Chairperson, Marmora SnoFest



Jennifer Bennett

Jenn Creative Consulting, PO Box 747, Marmora, Ontario