Raid the North
Parry Sound, Ontario
May 31 - June 1, 2003
The Town of Parry Sound welcomed us with open arms in 2002 with our Salomon Adventure Challenge Series and we're excited to be back in 2003 with Raid the North! Bordering Georgian Bay and in the heart of the Muskokas, your team will find out why we can't wait to show you this racecourse. This event kicks off our Eastern Canadian summer season and will be run in conjunction with a Salomon Adventure Challenge - clearly, Parry Sound has caught advenure racing fever.
About Parry Sound
Many know Parry Sound as the birthplace of one of Canada's greatest hockey players - Bobby Orr. As adventure racers, we have come to know how the town is surrounded by Provincial Parks, is helping to create the 200 km Park-to-Park Trail to Algonquin, and is the starting point for countless sea-kayak and canoe routes. Parry Sound is the 'the Gateway to Georgian Bay' and has a mandate to become the world-renown jewel of the 30,000 islands.
Throughout the region we have discovered mountain biking, on and off-trail trekking, and paddling routes that wind their way through the deciduous forests, exposed Canadian shield, and various marshlands. Even though it's a race, you can expect to come across a few areas where you will want to snap some photos. Be warned though as May and June is blackfly season in the Muskokas!
For more information about the Parry Sound area, visit www.townofparrysound.com.
WIN 50% OFF Raid the North Parry Sound!
Experience Canada's fastest growing adventure racing series, the Salomon Adventure Challenge, by competing at Bark Lake (Haliburton, ON) on May 11. 1st overall wins this $800 prize OR 50% off any 2003 Salomon AC race! CLICK HERE to learn more about this event.
Disciplines for this race include: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Paddling, and Rappelling.
|Date: ||May 31 - June 1, 2003
|Format: ||150 km, 24 - 36 hrs non-stop, supported, regular and advanced racecourse option
|Categories: ||Coed teams of four (18 years of age or
|Disciplines: ||Trekking, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Rappelling
|Cost: ||$1,600 CDN / $1,035 USD per team
|What's Included: ||
Event t-shirt, race jersey, sponsor swag, post race banquet and awards, camping facility before race, watercraft rental
|Prizing: ||1st - $1,000 CDN and FREE entry to RtN Championship
2nd - $500 CDN and 50% off RtN Championship
3rd - 25% off RtN Championship
4th - 15% off RtN Championship
5th - 10% off RtN Championship
PLUS - Prizes from Salomon, Fast Fuel and other sponsors
|Registered Teams: ||
CLICK HERE to find out more on who your team will be racing against at Raid the North Parry Sound, ON! [Maximum is 60 teams]
|Competitor Newsletters: ||
Registered teams must download this series of detailed documents leading up to the race. This is to ensure that your team is fully prepared for the adventure that awaits you. Topics covered include - Event Timeline, Racecourse Description, and necessary Forms to Complete.
Competitor Update #1
Competitor Update #2
|Gear List: ||
CLICK HERE to download the Raid the North Gear List
|Directions: ||Parry Sound is located 224 km north of Toronto in the heart of the Muskokas. Time estimations from: Toronto - 2 hrs, Kingston - 4 hrs, Ottawa - 4 hrs, Buffalo, NY - 3.5 hrs
Details coming soon!
CLICK HERE [Maximum is 60 teams]
|Other 2003 |
Raid the North events:
[Parry Sound, ON]
[Stoneham Mountain Resort, QC]
[Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC]
[RtN Championship - Mattawa, ON]
[RtN Extreme - Atikokan, ON]