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Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X

September 15, 2017 – September 17, 2017 all day
River Mill Park
River Mill Park
Huntsville, ON P1H 2A6
Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X
The longest single day expedition paddling race in the world. Canoe, Kayak and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) divisions. Tandem, Solo and Relay categories. Sept 15-17, 2017. Huntsville, Ontario. See for race details.

Muskoka River X Sprint – September 16, 2017

Back again for 2017! Starting in Huntsville with the MRX Classic paddlers, Sprint Teams will paddle 80km over Stage 1 and 2 before ending their journey in Bracebridge. For those paddlers who want an MRX experience at a shorter distance, not needing to tackle the upriver-overnight Stages 3 and 4, or wanting to race shorter under-17’ C2 Rec canoes, the MRX Sprint is a great way to start your career in expedition paddle racing. Limited Spots Available.

Muskoka River X Classic – September 16-17, 2017

The world’s longest single day expedition paddling race is back for its fifth year. Teams paddle two rivers systems, three lakes and 20 portages for a total of 130km in less than 24 hours. The Classic is completely self-supported. That’s right, no outside assistance, no support teams and no re-supplies. Considered the toughest single day canoe race in the world, the MRX Classic is not your traditional marathon-paddling event.   Challenge your self. Your expedition is waiting ~ The 2017 Muskoka River X Classic. Limited Spots Available.

Muskoka River X Coureur des Bois – September 15-17, 2017

The River X crew announced an expansion course to the Muskoka River X Classic in 2015. Building on the heritage of the canal expeditions of the 1800’s, the Coureur des Bois will challenge even the most experienced expedition and marathon paddlers. Teams will travel along the expedition routes of these early explorers as they traverse Algonquin Park east to west from Whitney to Oxtongue Lake. After an overnight layover at Oxtonque and using only the supplies that are carried with them, teams will then start with the MRX Classic in Huntsville on day two. The Coureur des Bois’ will complete stages 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the MRX Classic before returning to Huntsville. At approximately 220km in 48 hour or less the Coureur des Bois is entirely self supported with no re-supplies. Challenge yourself in what promises to be one of the ultimate expedition paddling races in the world ~ the 2017 Muskoka River X Coureur des Bois! Limited spots available.

2014 Official Muskoka River X Documentary

Thanks to Andy Hansen of Pure Muskoka, who produced, directed and edited this professional mini-documentary of the 2014 Muskoka River X. MRX alumnus, Chris Near of Huntsville, helped Andy get to all the spectacular locations along the course. Armed with a drone, multiple GoPro cameras and a DSLR, Andy has captured and created a captivating testament to the challenge of the Muskoka River X and those that are driven to accomplish this epic expedition paddling race.

Event Schedule

  • September 15 07:00 AM EDT – MRX Coureur des Bois – Start (Day 1)
  • September 16 07:00 AM EDT – MRX Classic/Sprint – Start (Solo)
  • September 16 07:10 AM EDT – MRX Classic/Sprint – Start (Tandem)
  • September 16 07:30 AM EDT – MRX Coureur des Bois – Start (Day 2)

What’s included in the Muskoka River X Registration Fees?

  • You get bragging rights for finishing one of the toughest expedition paddling races in the world!
  • Medals, Certificates & Prizing for 1st place teams in each category: We handed out over $21,000 worth of prizing in our first four years!
  • Medals and Certificates for 2nd and 3rd place teams in each category
  • Door prizes open to ALL participants.
  • MRX branded race jersey.
  • Embroidered MRX FINISHER cap by StormTech.  Available only at the Finish Line.
  • Ranking in the Ontario Ultra Paddling Point Series and Ontario Adventure Racing Point Series
  • Post Race Awards Party including live music and our legendary MRX post-race feast in the relaxed atmosphere of Hidden Valley Resort, overlooking beautiful Peninsula Lake;
Hearty Meat and Vegetarian Lasagna with Vegan Chili option
Garlic Bread, Corn and Salads
Pint of ale specially brewed by our local Micro-Brewery
Extra meal tickets on sale for family and friends
  • The Best Adventure Racing Tracking System Available! YB Iridium Satellite (GPS) trackers monitor your status on our web-based map every 5 minutes.  Families, friends and spectators can watch your progress on their computer or mobile device anywhere in the world.  The ultimate spectator solution for adventure and expedition racing.
  • Emergency transponders allow you to call for help wherever you are on the course, direct to race management and SAR teams.
  • Full set of Never Tear water & tear resistant full-color topographic course maps.
  • Full set of course details and navigation instructions.
  • Full-Color vinyl adhesive numbering plates.
  • Full-Team race kit with all the supplies you need to get started on your expedition, including a spectator kit with full driving instructions and maps.
  • Fully equipped and mobile (land/water-based) logistical event management team.  We are on the course with You making sure your experience is the best it can be.
  • Three (3) fully equipped land/water-based mobile Search and Rescue emergency medical teams.
  • Four (4) fully equipped first aid teams at each check point and finish line.
  • Police traffic control making sure your road crossing is safe.
  • Hot Tents at check points and finish line making sure your transitions are warm and welcoming.
  • Registration, gear check and captain’s meetings all take place inside, in the comfort of Hidden Valley Resort.
  • Fees associated with on-line registration system.
  • Fees associated with all the various permits, event rentals, logistics needs, and race insurance.

All Your Transportation Needs are covered

  • Bus Shuttle from Baysville Cut Off to River Mill Park, Huntsville – All Teams
  • Bus Shuttle from Sprint Finish & Bracebridge Cut Off to River Mill Park, Huntsville – All Teams
  • Bus Shuttle from Hidden Valley Resort to Start Line – Coureur de Bois Teams
  • Bus Shuttle from Oxtongue Lake to Huntsville (Start of Day 2) – Coureur de Bois Teams
  • Private Shuttle from Finish Line to Hidden Valley Resort – Coureur de Bois Teams
  • Mobile Emergency Van for team extractions at any point on course to the Finish Line

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