Sanction Your Race
One of the important services Snowshoe Canada offers is the sanctioning of events. We are able to sanction a wide variety of events from simple non competitive grass roots to Canadian championships.
As the governing body for the sports in Canada we provide this service to help event organizer stage their event in a professional manner and attract more registrations. The advantages of sanctioning your event with Snowshoe Canada are as follows:
Stamp of Approval
An event sanctioned by Snowshoe Canada is a stamp of approval that the event has been approved by an independent national governing body.
A sanction with Snowshoe Canada is an additional level of quality assurance that your race has met the standards of the national governing body.
The sanction will help you attract more participants who can be assured that the national governing body approves the event.
A sanction with Snowshoe Canada will also be a positive addition to your discussions with venue organizers, municipalities, suppliers and sponsors who can be assured that the event has been vetted by an independent governing body.
Race directors who sanction with Snowshoe Canada receive full marketing support from Snowshoe Canada including articles on the web site, and various sports and outdoor magazines, press releases to local and national media. Our events page on the web site will list your event and date along with a link to your registration page. We also issue a regular newsletter to our mailing list. Articles about you event will be included in the newsletter.
In addition we have an active Facebook and Twitter page which we regular update with new information. Our track record for marketing events is quite good. Event organizers generally see a 20% -30% increase in attendance once we engage our marketing program.
In order stage an event that is managed on a professional level it is important to have someone on site that is trained in the rules and can oversee the event safety, race timing, finishers results and awards ceremony. Snowshoe Canada provides an officials certification course which can be taken on line. The course was developed by the World Snowshoe Federation. It is highly recommended that you have at least one Snowshoe Canada race official on hand for your event. The link to the Official Certification course shown below.