The City of Timmins is renowned for the many high quality, well-organized competitive events that take place here every year.
The scope of the various events continue to grow, year after year and these are attracting participants from throughout North America travel to Timmins to compete hoping to earn bragging rights or to win big money. Event organizers are anxious to welcome you to their competition and wish you luck!
Eclipse Financial Snowcross Pro Challenge
Timmins is on track once again, the snowmobile track that is! The Canadian Snowcross Racing Association is proud to present the 2017 Eclipse Financial Cup National Snowcross March 3-4 2018. Staged from the Spruce St South City of Timmins Snow Dump, snowmobilers can access the venue by sled. The event promises high flying, fast paced, exciting race action. Advance Tickets available beginning December 2017 at J&B Cycle and Marine, Mikey’s, Riverside RV, Eclipse Financial and The Brick. Don’t miss out on this exciting racing event! For more information, visit www.snowcross.com
Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival
This “end of summer” water based festival attracts paddlers from throughout North America and Europe, all vying for a piece of the $15,000 prize. With 9 competitive paddling divisions, kayak clinics, a 5km guided family paddle and traditional shore launch, and the much anticipated YMCA sprint competition via three person boats, this festival continues to draw thousands of spectators hungry for paddling action. The festival provides a number of exciting activities sure to please children, families and seniors alike. On Sunday, thousands will be cheering on their “favourite duck” during the Alzheimer Society’s annual Rubber Duck Race. The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival takes place on August 24-26 2018.Click here to visit Timmins Kayak website for more information
Gold Rush Run
An annual event held in Timmins… the City with a Heart of Gold. The “Gold Rush Run” is an appropriately named competitive 5k race as well as a 2k fun run. Having run for greater than 10 years it boasts having on average more than 200 runners in attendance. Held annually on Sunday of the Thanksgiving long weekend it offers a fast flat course complete with water station, finishing medal, post-race breakfast, race event t-shirt, chip timing, registration grab bag and random door prizes. Custom made medals & cash prizes are awarded to top male and female age group winners with $400 prizes going to top male and female overall. The race is held at École Secondaire Publique Renaissance and winds throughout the Mountjoy area of Timmins. The proceeds of this year’s race will go toward the Timmins Family YMCA and KidSport Timmins to help fund activities promoting a healthy lifestyle in our community.
705.262.7403 | www.goldrushrun.ca
Mattagami First Nations Walleye Tournaments
The Mattagami River provides 2 stops on the NOWT and the first is the season opener held on the Mattagami Lake section. The Mattagami First Nation welcomes anglers from far and wide to try their luck at bringing in the walleyes needed to claim the first place prize. In addition to the warm welcome they receive, anglers look forward to fishing here as the walleyes are big and there are many ways to catch them on these waters located south of Timmins, Ontario.
Timmins Golden Trails Half Marathon
COME RUN OR WALK WITH US… This fun and competitive event includes a half marathon run or walk, a two person half marathon relay, a 5 km run or walk and a family 2km run or walk. The exciting half marathon race course starts at the Timmins Regional Athletics and Soccer complex, takes runners through the streets leading to the southern part of the city, into historical Schumacher, along Gillies Lake path, and into our beautiful nature trail system. Held annually in mid August, this event hands out t-shirts, race kits and medals to all participants and $4100 in cash prizes to top runners. This year’s race will be held in August 2018 and, as always, promises to be an exciting and entertaining event for participants and spectators. Whether you want to be competitive or just have fun with friends and family, this event is for you. Take advantage of the early bird registration and register before June 1st 2018.