About The Big Chill

Thank you for another awesome BIG CHILL!

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 and new this year, you can register and fundraise as a team!

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 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.

Start times

30km – 8 am
15km – 10 am
5km – 2 pm

Location: 807 Twin Oaks Road, outside Middleton 

Please also plan to attend the safety meeting and dinner the night before (February 28) at 6:30pm, hosted by the planning committee and students of Lawrencetown Education Centre at the school located at 10 Middle Rd, Lawrencetown, NS.

*Scroll down the page for a special accommodation deal with the Middleton Motel nearby!

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.

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!