Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON
Sat, May 4, 2013

We're excited to return to Deerhurst Resort
in the beautiful Huntsville-Lake of Bays region for our 2013 season opener.

Join us for this high-energy weekend.

And remember - at Frontier events, canoes are provided
and every racer gets a custom technical race shirt and a banquet awards dinner!

Canadian Shield erupting from the forest floor...trails snaking through the trees, as new green life sprouts from the branches...mud bogs that will swallow your bike...maybe sunshine, maybe rain...and a crowd of other crazies full of anticipation at the start line.

Grab two friends or strangers, or go solo, and join us on Saturday, May 4 to kick off your summer adventure racing season, as we take you off the beaten path in the Frontier Adventure Challenge - Huntsville.

TOP-NOTCH COURSE DESIGN: Our Course Design Team has built a fun and challenging course, featuring the classic wilderness you love at our events - great trails, lost lakes, open forest, mysterious swamps and (since you love it!) lots and lots of mud! Challenging but finishable for both the experienced and new racer.

WIN RACE DISCOUNTS: Top teams in each category, and the top male & female solo racers, are each rewarded with a 50% discount on the Fall Classic.

POST-RACE PARTY: On Saturday night, celebrate your achievement with your teammates, your competition and our great volunteers. Our licensed post-race celebration will feature great tunes, photos and video from the day, and random prizing through the night. Stick around and make a weekend of it - you deserve it!

Come early or stay late to enjoy all Muskoka has to offer - more wilderness, great restaurants, golf, beaches, horseback trail riding, wakeboarding, or see the sights you missed while racing.

Check out CBC's "1 Day" documentary featuring the 2011 FAC Huntsville!
English version, featuring Team Atmosphere RaidtheNorthExtreme.com
French version, featuring Team RaidPulse.com


When: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Race Start: 10am

Where: Deerhurst Resort

Huntsville-Lake of Bays, ON

For directions, visit the Deerhurst Resort website

Format: 40-50 km, 5-8 hrs, unsupported

Disciplines: Mountain Biking, Trekking, Paddling, Navigation

Cost: $425 - three-person teams (All-Male, All-Female, Coed)
$350 - youth teams (all members 21 or under)
$175 - solo (must supply own boat)

includes maps, tech t-shirt, banquet dinner and use of canoe & paddles

Registration: Registered Teams

Team Finder: Need a team, or a teammate? Use our Team Finder to find the perfect fit!

Race Documents: Competitor Newsletter (PDF)

How the Race Works (PDF)
Rules and Regulations (PDF)
Mandatory Gear List (PDF)
Navigation Basics (PDF)

Accommodations: Deerhurst Resort is offering great rates for racers, volunteers and their friends and families! A stunning resort with a long history and brand new renovations, Deerhurst offers a huge variety of rooms and an amazing array of amenities. Grab a room and join us for the athlete's village environment!

See the Deerhurst Room Rate Promotion

For bookings or info on Deerhurst, visit their site or call 1.800.461.4393 - and request the special Frontier Adventure Challenge rates.

Awards Banquet: Additional banquet & party tickets can be purchased for $20 per person

Rentals: Kayaks for Solo Racers:
Algonquin Outfitters 1.800.469.4948
$30 for kayak or canoe, incl paddle, pfd, safety kit and tie downs!

Mountain Bikes
Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop - great bike rentals from the adventure racing owners.

Just follow the links and ask for the Frontier Adventure Challenge rates.

  • Top 3 teams in each category (All-Male, All-Female, and Coed) and the top 3 solo racers are recognized with medals and prizing
  • The top team in each category and the top solo racer wins a 50% discounted entry to the Frontier Adventure Challenge Fall Classic
  • Plus, prizes for performance on the course, participation in post-race activities and storytelling, and random prizing just for the heck of it!
  • Great prizing from Salomon, Axis Gear, Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop, Algonquin Outfitters, and more.

  • What you get:
  • Topographic race maps
  • Canoe and paddles (solos must provide their own boat & paddle)
  • High-quality technical mens & womens race t-shirt (see previous version)
  • post-race awards banquet dinner & party
  • sponsor swag
  • great prizing
  • and one incredibly fun racecourse

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