Mad Dog Scramble 2011

2011 Mad Dog Scramble

The 20th running of the Mad Dog Scramble on October 30 couldn't have been a nicer day. We were blessed with beautiful weather, and from what many of you have told us, the course was challenging but a lot of fun.

The results have now been tabulated and are posted at

If you see any discrepancy, please contact us. Some of you have asked questions about the distances and times. Waves 7-10 ran the farthest distance of approximately 8 km, while Waves 3-6 ran an intermediate distance of almost 7 km. Waves 1 and 2 were designed for walkers, and so the distance was a little shorter yet. The distances are largely irrelevant, as the challenge is coping with the water crossings and steep hills. For your net time, subtract the wave delay, which is listed at the top of the results page.

A special mention of all our sponsors is necessary; they are listed below. Some are corporate sponsors, well known to all, but many donations are from members of XSNRG Running Club who work for our various sponsors. The great prizes contributed by these sponsors and XSNRG members have become an important part of the annual Mad Dog event.

Another special Thank You is extended to the volunteers, also listed below. The race takes many people to organize it, and without the volunteers, the race simply could not go on.

Photos continue to be added to our site and can be viewed there. If you have any photos that you wish to share, simply send them to us, and we will try to post them along with the others.

If there are any further updates, I will keep you posted. Otherwise, thank you for making this another great Mad Dog.

Remember, keep the last Sunday of October on your calendar for next year's race. I look forward to seeing you then.

John Petrosoniak
Race Director
Mad Dog Scramble



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Pamela AllanJulie Anderson
Cyrus BaruchaMichael Brennan
Alan ConnorsAllan Cross
Mary Jane DundasMurray Fearn
John GonosBarbara Hicks
Michele HynynenKatherine Ing
Chris JacobsSheila Jacobs
Bill JamesPeter Kain
Tim KlassenElaine Lavallee
Isobel Lee-GonosWendy Lee
Dan LittleSue Pearen
John PendelburyNick Roberts
Shiraz RobertPercy Ross
Anne SauveRob Schatteman
Luka SrnicZeljko Srnic
Ed Wong

The following is a short clip created by one of our Mad Dog Scramblers of this year's race.

Mad Dog Scramble

Welcome back to another Mad Dog Scramble. This year's event will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from Park Lane Public School. (Same as the last few years) Race kit pick up will commence at 9:30 am and the race starts at 11 am. As everyone knows, 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, and run a bit farther. 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 (10:50 am).

All for $30.00. Sign up at Running Room's on-line service ( Please note that there will be no race day registration this year. Once the race is sold out, no more entries will be accepted.

Prior years' results and photos are available on our archive section on the right.


John Petrosoniak
Race Director
Mad Dog Scramble

X-S-N-R-G = excess energy!

XSNRG is a running club that provides runners of all levels weekly coached interval training to develop strength, stamina, and speed, in a supportive and social environment. From beginners to accomplished competitive runners, no one is too slow or too fast to run with XSNRG – all you need is the desire to train and improve your running!

Structured workouts will help you improve, but they are not always easy to do on your own. Our Tuesday night workouts, led by coaches, make it easy, give you company, and help keep you motivated with your running.

The club meets in the Leaside area every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and runs to a different workout location each week, focusing either on speed intervals or hill training. A typical workout includes a warm-up, cool-down, coaching tips on technique and the workout, and is usually finished by 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Locations:

  • May through September: Sunnybrook Park in the Sports Pavilion parking lot on the upper fields
  • October through April: Leaside High School

Join us for our Tuesday Night Workouts … you’ll have fun and improve your running – all because of XSNRG’s workouts!