Welcome to the Mad Dog Scramble hosted by the XSNRG Running Club!
In this race, the runners will be sent off in waves, and each wave will have progressively faster runners in them. That means that the fastest runners have to wait for up to 20 minutes. But it is the first person across the finish line who wins. And as always, prizes will be given out to the first, second and fourth male and female finishers. Third place gets mentioned, but sorry, no prize. That doesn't mean you still can't win a prize as there will be the usual array of draw prizes for anyone to win.
Also, as in past years, there will be a Puppy Scramble for children 6 years of age and under. It is free. It takes a few minutes and is held 10 minutes prior to race start.
Sponsored by Salomon Toronto
The Mad Dog sells out every year! Register today!
Early Bird Fee: $35 until September 26, 2016
Regular Fee: $40 from September 27 - October 15, 2016
Late Fee: $45 afer October 15, 2016
XSNRG Club Members: $5 discount
Cheques should be made out to: XSNRG Running Club
How to Register
Register online at the Running Room.
Once on the registration page, to bypass the “Optional Account Login” and go directly to the race page, click on the Continue button on the lower right side.
To register by mail, download the registration form, complete and mail to: XSNRG Running Club, 36 Heathview Ave., Willowdale ON M2K 2C1
Online registration closes Oct 28, 2016 at 11:59 pm. or once the maximum registrations of 170 is reached. There are no refunds.
Registrations sent by mail must be posted by Oct. 10, 2016.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:00 am
Sunnybrook Park with start and finish at Park Lane Public School (60 Park Lane Circle, Toronto, ON M3C 2N2)
Top Secret! No one knows where it goes until the race starts. You’ll follow the Mad Dog’s twisted “markings” for about 8K of trail running in Sunnybrook Park.
Runners are divided into “packs” based on speed. Faster runners are held back to give the ordinary runners a big head-start! Time handicaps based on runners’ most recent 5K or 10k race times.
1st, 2nd, 4th, last, and dirtiest dogs all win prizes! Plus free food and draw prizes for everyone!
Welcome to the 25th running of the Mad Dog Scramble. We look forward to providing all Mad Dog runners with a race they won't forget.
This year the race is on Sunday, October 30th. Once again the start time will be at 11:00 am. Many things will be the same as in past years. A Puppy Scramble will be held for youngsters under 7 years of age just before the main event. Lots of prizes will be handed out and the same format as always will be used. That means that there will be waves of runners sent off with the fastest going last. If they want to win, they must catch all the runners who left earlier. This is truly a race where the rabbits who left first are trying to stay ahead of all the pursuers. And the pursuers are like squirrels trying to catch up. It is challenging but definitely a lot of fun. And Nick (our intrepid Course Director) has promised a tough course fitting for our 25th Anniversary.
Please get the message out to all your trail running friends as they will not want to miss out on this year's run. And since it is the day before Halloween, who knows what Zombies are lurking out on the trails? Of course anyone who wants to dress up in a costume is welcome to do so.
Remember we have prizes to 1st, 2nd and 4th male and female runners as well as other quirky awards. Plus draw prizes. And a Mad Dog long sleeve shirt for everyone.
Come out and try to be the winner of the Mad Dog Head or Mad Dog Bone. Anyone can win.
If you have any questions, don't be shy to send me a note.
Looking forward to seeing you all out at this year's event.
Mad Dog Scramble
1st Drew Gourdie
2nd Adam Gerard
4th Andrew Grieve
1st Ashling Mcwilliam
2nd Charlotte Urbanc
4th Sarah Laura Iantomasi
3rd Ashley Crozier & Kamila Gourdie
Most Persistent: Mary Nisbet & Colin Outram
Dirtiest Dogs: Izzy Morris-Smale & Evan Hein
|O'all Place||Mad Dog Time||Bib #||Name||Sex||Sex Place||Wave||Delay|
|If anyone has changed waves but is not indicated correctly here please contact John Petrosoniak to record the correct wave so we can provide a correct Mad Dog time for you.|
There are many people and organizations that help us out. We acknowledge them here for the generous draw prizes and other assistance.
Supporters of the Mad Dog Scramble
XSNRG Running Club
Salomon Toronto (Shops at Don Mills)
Excel Running Series (Michael Brennan)
RBC (Dan Little)
David Muirhead (Raptors tickets)
Leaside Children's Dentistry (Dr. Katherine Ing)
St. Urbain Bagels
Colin Outram (Massage)
Special thanks to David Muirhead for his contribution of a pair of Raptor tickets.
|John Petrosoniak||Isabel Gonos|
|Michael Brennan||Gordon Webster|
|Dan Little||Sabrina Wong|
|Mary Jane Dundas|
XSNRG Running Club (read it as ‘Excess Energy’) is a running club that specializes in doing group speed workouts once a week. If you want to improve your overall running speed – no matter how fast a runner you are – you have to do speed workouts. And since few people can do them effectively on their own, we offer weekly speed workouts in a group of 20 to 35 runners. You can’t help but be motivated.
Speed workouts vary from week to week but each week include one of intervals, tempo runs or hills, all part of distance runners’ “periodic” training. If you are able to run at least 6 to 8 km, you are ready to increase your endurance, power and speed with XSNRG.
The club welcomes and encourages runners of all levels and abilities to come out and run. We meet at one location in mid Toronto every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm sharp and jog to our workout location. Workouts are organized and led by club coaches and consist of stretches, warm-ups and cool downs before and after every workout.
XSNRG was established in the late 1980s in Toronto by runners and triathletes and continues to attract both for motivating speed workouts. Past members have included Lisa Bentley (11x Ironman champion), Lori Bowden (5x Ironman champion), both in their early years of running, and Darryl Fox (brother of Terry Fox and National Director of the Terry Fox Research Institute).