Winter fun in Nova Scotia

About The Big Chill

February 27, 2021

Registration is now open for 5k, 15k and 30k distances! 

Starting point: 807 Twin Oaks Road, outside Middleton 

Register as an individual or a team!

The BIG CHILL is an important fundraiser for the Lawrencetown Education Centre and Nova Scotia’s at-risk youth.  The BIG CHILL is a snowshoe marathon set in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. There are three challenging course lengths: 5km, 15km & 30km. You can register and fundraise as an individual or as a team!

We want to see The BIG CHILL grow and be a family event! As long as they’re accompanied by one adult for the entire course kids 12 years old and under can participate for free and do not need to fundraise*, although we encourage them to help with their teammates’ fundraising to get the full experience:). Junior snowshoers will receive a BIG CHILL medal at the finish line, just like the adults! They will not receive a swag bag. 

The team options are designed for a group of participants to challenge themselves in our 15km or 30km distances – either in a relay or group format.

The 15km course can be completed by a 2-person team. The course will be split into two parts. Competitors will have the option of completing one of the two parts of the loop as a relay OR to complete the course together.

The 30km course can be completed as a 2 or 4-person team.  With the 2-person format, each person would complete one 15km loop.  The 4-person team will each complete one quarter of the course.  Any group choosing to complete the full 30km as a team can do so.

*Please note: ALL participants, regardless of age, must register and complete a waiver

Please indicate your plan during registration.

Start times

30km – 8 am
15km – 10 am
5km – 2 pm

Location: 807 Twin Oaks Road, outside Middleton 

More details about the safety meeting will be communicated with participants closer to the event

We’ve secured a room block again this year!

To book a room the night before The BIG CHILL at the nearby Middleton Motel and Suites contact the motel at 1-855-825-3433 or Mention you’re participating in The BIG CHILL and you’ll receive a special $89/night rate. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis. 

Registration Options

Fundraising Commitment

Registration Cost

5km Individual



15km Individual



30km Individual



15km Team



30km Team



Our 15km (Half Crazy) course is one full loop of our course and is equivalent to 1/2 snowshoe marathon.
Our 30km (Full Crazy) course is two full loops of our course and is equivalent to a full snowshoe marathon.

Please note: As always, all GIVETOLIVE events will be designed with safety in mind & adhere to Public Health rules of the day. 

For more information, contact:

Special offer on
local accommodation!

We’ve secured a hotel deal at the Middleton Motel & Suites which is only a
5-minute drive from the trail start.

Simply mention you are doing The BIG CHILL
to get a $89/night deal!