Located in the heart of Muskoka, this event starts and finishes behind Algonquin Outfitter’s Huntsville store, at the River Mill Park, Huntsville, Ontario
40k – Marathon
Our early summer classic, The Big East River X Marathon event may not be the longest event however it still is demanding and challenging. This 40km course follows flat-water rivers of the upper Muskoka River and Big East River with open water paddling on Lake Vernon.
C2 Marathon/Pro: male/female/co-ed
C2 Stock: male/female/co-ed
C2 Rec: male/female/co-ed
C1 Marathon/Pro: male/female
C1 Stock: male/female
K1 High Performance: male/female
K1 Fast: male/female
K1 Touring: male/female
SUP Open: male/female
Age Limits: No individual 13yrs or younger shall compete in the race. Individuals who are 14-17yrs may compete when accompanied by an individual 18yrs of age or older. Competitors 17yrs or younger require a signed waiver of liability completed by the parent/guardian. No competitor under the age of 18yrs shall compete in C1/K1/SUP categories.
9k – Family/Recreation
The Big East River X Family/Recreation event is intended to be a social, friendly, and fun event for families, inexperienced paddlers, or those just wanting share a day on the water.
Family-Rec Race (9km)
C2 Rec (Tandem):
Adult: tandem male/female/co-ed (>18yrs)
Family: tandem 1 adult (>=18yrs) + 1 bantam (<=13 yrs)
Junior: tandem (14 to 17 yrs)
Adult: male/female (>18yrs)
Junior: 14 to 17 yrs
Adult: male/female (>18yrs)
Junior: 14-17 yrs
Age Limits: No individual 13yrs or younger shall compete in the race unless accompanied by an individual 18yrs of age or older. Competitors 17yrs or younger require a signed waiver of liability completed by the parent/guardian.
Registration is online at MuskokaRiverX.com
On-Site Registration is at River Mill Park, Huntsville, Ontario
Date: Friday, June 17, 2016: 5pm to 9pm
Saturday, June 18, 2016: 6am to 7am (Marathon)
Saturday, June 18, 2016: 6am to 8am (Family/Rec)
Fees: $60/pp (An additional $5/pp will be added to cover costs associated
with insurance for any participant who is not able to demonstrate registration with the Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association, at the time of registration.)
The Family-Rec race will have teams paddling from Huntsville into Lake Vernon and back, along the Muskoka River. The Marathon race will have teams paddle from Huntsville into Lake Vernon and upriver on the Big East River. Teams will make their ways to the 20km point, just past the Hwy 11 bridge and return along an out-and-back route to River Mill Park in Huntsville. The course is on deep flat water with no portages and no whitewater. The 9K course is suitable for beginner to intermediate paddles and the 40K course is suitable for intermediate to experienced marathon paddlers.
A great day for families and recreational paddlers to get out on the water and have a great time, enjoying some friendly competition along a safe and sheltered route. For competitive marathon paddlers looking for a longer early season race, look no further than the Big East X. Teams will be challenged by the winding Big East river and exposure along Lake Vernon: Check out the Google map on our web site. This is the perfect event for paddlers looking for longer distances and preparing for the Muskoka River X. In addition to a great day of paddling, you will also enjoy a Paddling Expo, hosted by Algonquin Outfitters, our local leader in paddling sports and wilderness expeditions.