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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                           February 7, 2019        

     In this Issue:


  1. Cross Out Cancer: MOVE Fitness Series Ski Loppet
  2. Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet - about Sofie
  3. Sudbury Fitness Challenge Points Revision 2019
  4. Upcoming Events Feb 10 Sofie's Loppet, Feb 17 Hypo Half, February 19 Night Light Race Series
  5. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  6. Track North News York Open Indoor Track Meet Toronto, Feb 1-2, 2019





   February 3, 2019

2019 ski start at Kivi Park

All Photos Here

Cross Out Cancer
Ski Loppet

Cross Out Cancer: MOVE Fitness Series Ski Loppet
Sunday, February 3rd 2019


Fantastic day at the Cross-Out Cancer Ski Loppet at Kivi Park today! Thank you to Adventure365, Kivi Park and KICX 91.7 for all your support! A very big thank you to all of our participants, volunteers and supporters!

So much Fun this morning @kivipark for the @ncfsudbury Cross Out Cancer Ski Loppet. Great to see so many people out, and especially so many people trying xc skiing for the first time! Congratulations to everyone that participated and for a Fantastic Event!

This is the second of five MOVE - The Kivi Park Fitness Series events!


All Results Here






   February 10, 2019





The Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet

About Sofie

Sofie was an incredible young person who displayed all the attributes necessary of a true champion. During her short five year career she showed the promise of becoming one of Canada’s top cross-country skiers. She passed away June 3, 2001, at the age of 17 while training for the upcoming season. Sofie was an inspiration to all the young skiers in Sudbury, Ontario and Canada. She started racing with Laurentian Nordic Ski Club at the age of 12 under the coaching direction of Dave Battison. During the 1995/96 season she earned her first of 13 National Championship medals, a silver in the juvenile category against skiers three years her senior. In 2000 Sofie was selected to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in Poland, earning a 28th in the 15 km at the age of 16. She was later named to the National Junior Team. “Sofie was a dedicated, elite athlete committed to maximizing her potential. She always gave 100%, but it was her delightful sense of fun and “joie de vivre” which made such an incredible impact on anyone with whom she came in contact” commented Dave Battison, her first coach.


Career highlights included:

2001 – Top North American and 28th at World Junior Championships
2000 – Selected to the Canadian National Junior Team
2000 – Junior Women Aggregate Winner – Canadian National Championships
1999 – Junior Girl Aggregate Winner – Canadian National Championship
1996 – Youngest girl to win a medal at Canadian National Junior Championships
Donations to honour Sofie Manarin’s pursuit for excellence in cross country skiing should be made out to The Sudbury Community Foundation and mailed to that organization at 300-96 Larch Street, Sudbury Ontario, P3E 1C1 c/o Sofie Manarin Memorial Bursary Fund. All donations need to be clearly marked to the Sofie Manarin Memorial Bursary Fund. Tax Receipts will be issued (so please include your name and mailing address where the receipt should be mailed).
Donations to the fund will be directed to support the developement of Juvenile cross-country skiers.

Sofie Manarin Memorial Bursary Fund

Established in 2001 in memory of Sofie Manarin, a member of the Canadian National Junior Nordic team, the award will include a bursary to assist young skiers in their pursuit of the sport and a pair of racing skis from Madshus, one of Sofie’s sponsors.

“Sofie always found it was difficult to find corporate support during her early training years, commented John Manarin, Sofie’s father. With this award our plan was to recognize young skiing talents in Canada and encourage them to pursue their dreams in the sport.”

“With the establishment of this award, the memory of Sofie will live on in the Nordic community forever.”

Award details and winners






Sudbury Fitness Challenge Points Revision 2019

Neil Phipps to Sudbury Fitness Challenge

Hi Folks,

As we get ready to kick off the 2019 Sudbury Fitness Challenge I just want to let everyone know that our little experiment last year with the best 6 out of 7 events towards your points totals didn't have the impact that we were hoping for so we're going back to best 7 of 7. This means that there will not be any throw away events in 2019. All your points from all the events count towards your total.

So with that being said, whether you're hoping to clinch the title in your age group or gunning for the overall Mr/Ms Fit Sudbury title, you can't afford to miss any events. Registration is now up for event number 1, so wax up those classic skis and get yourself out to the Sofie Manarin Loppet next weekend!!



Upcoming Local Events


   February 10, 2019




The events are on Sunday. Para nordic 1.5km - stadium and shed. 5km - gully, shed, wall, extension, 1 lap. 16km - gully, shed, wall, sophies, extension, two laps, 24km - 3laps. All races start on the field and all races conclude with one lap of the stadium.

Tentative start times on Sunday are 10:00 for the para nordic and 10:30 for the loppet.




  February 17th, 2019


Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Races


Sudbury Running Room - View Map
Cedar Pointe Plaza
117-1984 Regent St
Sudbury, ON P3E 5S1


9:00 a.m.


Course Map



   February 19, 2019


Night Lights Race Series
Public · Hosted by Walden Cross Country and Sudbury Nordic Racers Powered By Walden Cross Country

February 5 @7:00pm
February 19 @7:00pm


March 5 @7:00pm









Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runner's and Walker's,


We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.








Track North News - by Dick Moss


York Open Indoor Track Meet

Toronto, Feb 1-2, 2019


The Laurentian track team competed at the York Open Indoor Track Meet this weekend, returning with two medals, three OUA qualifying standards, and six personal-best performances. The medals came from the men’s 4 x 800m relay team, who placed first in their event, and Megan Crocker who won a silver medal in the 1500m.

The meet included large fields from 11 universities, including Waterloo, Toronto, Lakehead, McMaster, Guelph, Ryerson, RMC, Brock, Western, York and Laurentian. Over a dozen track clubs were also involved.

Results - Laurentian

Women’s Events


32. Hannah Merjavec, 8.13

45. Danielle Roy, 8.34

75. Esther Nabatanzi, 9.20


4. Erin Hansel, 3:01.95


2. Megan Crocker, 4:44.71

12. Pascale Gendron, 4:57.28

22. Meghan Sippel, 5:09.22

27. Sarah Thackeray, 5:25.44

34. Miranda Boudreau, 5:43.17 (PB)


8. Pascale Gendron, 10:28.87

15. Miranda Boudreau, 12:29.86

Men’s Events

4 x 800m

1. (Caleb Beland, Dylan McKevitt, Justin Graenert, Liam Pedersen), 8:08.96


43. Skyler Savage-Perreault, 7.38

45. Alexandre Noel de Tilly, 7.39 (PB – OUA Standard)

53. Eric Roque, 7.44


35. Eric Gareau, 37.93 (PB)


6. Liam Pedersen, 1:23.48

7. Eric Gareau, 1:23.70

31. Michael Petta, 1:30.17


8. Justin Graenert, 2:35.87 (PB – OUA Standard)

11. Caleb Beland, 2:38.35


8. Paul Sagriff, 4:01.89 (PB – OUA Qualifier)

31. Dylan McKevitt, 4:15.58

36. Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette, 4:23.39 (PB)

48. Jarod Milford, 4:42.08


11. Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette, 9:33.63

Attribution to Natasha Mayer

#1: Crocker_1500-sm.jpg - Megan Crocker (#193)

Attribution to Natasha Mayer

#2: Caleb_4x800_sm - Caleb Beland (#191) leads off the men's 4 x 800m

Attribution to Adam Kalab

#3: Pascale_3k_sm - Pascale Gendron (#197) leads her section in the 3000m.

Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
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