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 reservations@middletonmotel.ca. 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

$300/person

$60/person

15km Individual

$500/person

$60/person

30km Individual

$500/person

$60/person

15km Team

$1,500/Team

$50/person

30km Team

$2,000/Team

$50/person

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: bigchilldirector@givetolive.ca

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!