Sponsored by the Bronfman distillery family, this 500 mile relay race featured many of the leading professional runners of the era, including Arthur Newton, Peter Gavuzzi, Mike McNamara, Joie Ray, John Salo, and Len Dilkes. The runners ran in team of two.
Another relay race sponsored by the Bronfman family to promote their whisky products. The events featured many of the leading runners of the day A Newton, P Gavuzzi, M McNamara, F Hoey, O Wantinnen, J Salo and Eddie Gardner. There is also an short segment on an exhibition race between former world record holder Alfred Shrubb and Canadian runner Edouard Fabre.
This event features the popular Canadian winter event of snowshoe racing. It was sponsored by the Green Stripe whisky company. Many of the long distance runners who competed in the summer also competed in this 200 mile race taking in snow and ice conditions.
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