Registration is now open!

About The Big Chill

February 26, 2022

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!

Set in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, The BIG CHILL snowshoe marathon is an important fundraiser for youth-at-risk in Annapolis County. There are three challenging course lengths to choose from 5km, 15km & 30 km. You can register and fundraise as an individual, or as a team!

The team options are designed for a group of participants to challenge themselves in our 15km or 30km distances. The 30km course can be completed by the whole team, or in a 2-person team relay, where each participant will complete one 15km loop of the course. The 15km distance is offered as a team challenge.

As we head into our 7th year, we want to see The BIG CHILL grow! We hope you will encourage your friends and families to do something extraordinary this year in support of youth-at-risk in Annapolis County!

We want to involve the whole family. Children 12 years old and under can participate in the 5km route for free as long as they’re accompanied by a registered adult for the entire course. There is no minimum fundraising for them, 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, but not receive a swag bag.

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

COVID-19: As always, all GIVETOLIVE events will be designed with safety in mind & adhere to Public Health rules of the day. All participants must be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, as required by the Nova Scotia Government on event weekend. Please be prepared to present your proof of vaccinations and ID when you arrive at the event check-in on event weekend. Visit novascotia.ca for details.

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.

Spectators: 

Should the Public Health rules and gathering limits in place in February 2022 allow us to, we’d love to welcome back spectators. All spectators will need to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, as required by the Nova Scotia Government on event weekend. They will need to present their proof of vaccinations and ID when they arrive at the event on event weekend. Visit novascotia.ca for details.

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!