Traditional Marathon
Paddle Sport Racing
May 27, 2017
40km - 9km
Canoe / Kayak / SUP


The water levels are great.

The weather is beautiful.

Whatcha'a doing next weekend?



2017 Big East River X Registration

Register in advance, online and save $
OMCKRA members will receive a $5 cash refund at the event.

On-site Check-In


Friday, May 26, 2017; 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, May 27, 2017: 6am to 7am

Race Weekend Registration

There is an additional $12/per person administrative fee for registering at Friday check-in or Saturday check-in

2017 Big East River X Event Start Time

  • Welcome / Updates / Door Prizes:         0700hrs – 0730hrs
  • 40km Marathon Pre-Race Briefing:        0730hrs - 0745hrs
  • 40km Tandem Marathon START TIME:  0800hrs
  • 40km Solo Marathon START TIME:         0805hrs
  • 9km Family/Rec Pre-Race Briefing:        0830hrs – 0845hrs
  • 9km Family/Rec START TIME:                  0900hrs

Rentals:  If you need a canoe, contact Algonquin Outfitters now for reservations.  Details in our Competitor Document.  

Accommodation:  Make sure to book your rooms in advance for the King William or Tulip Inn.  Let them know you're racing with the River X.

If your plans including racing this year, we encourage you to become a member of OMCKRA.  Membership pays for your event insurance, gets you into clinics and has lots of other benefits.  

We encourage anyone considering racing an event to read our documentation located on the web site.  Each event has it's own sets of documents that answer most questions.  As always, if you have a question please email and we will try our best to respond as soon as possible.

See you next weekend.

Cheers,  Rob and Mike 
The Longest Single Day 
Expedition Paddling Race
In The World
September 15-17, 2017
80km / 130km / 220km
Canoe / Kayak / SUP
How Far Can You Go in 24 Hours?
June 17-18, 2017
Solo / Tandem / Relay
Canoe / Kayak / SUP
  Hoodies, Hats, Shirts, and more.
Choose your swag.
Choose your size.
Choose your logo.
Place your order.
Pick up swag at the races.
Wear it with Pride.
Race the Algonquin Outfitters
Big East River X and Muskoka River X
You are eligible to win!
H2O Solo 15 in two-tone red/white with foot braces.  Valued at $3195!
Brought to you by Jeff Hill at H20 Canoes
Race the Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X
You are eligible to win!
EPIC V7 Rotomolded Surf Ski.  Valued at $1795!
Brought to you by Dav Nemethy-Fekete at Kayak Sport Canada.
Paddling News and Event
  Traversing Wild is about passing through the unknown to reach a greater understanding. It is a documentary about seemingly normal people that, for 24 hours, succumb to the unknown and let themselves be swallowed up by the wilderness as they desperately try to make it through, in a race against time, and their own limitations.  Set in Parry Sound, Ontario, just outside of the rugged and rocky shores of Georgian Bay, a select number of teams have prepared to navigate through 120 kilometres of backcountry; biking, running and paddling, in a true expedition-style, point to point race, with nothing but a few weary souls and a wooden carving of a beaver waiting for them at the finish.  Brought to you by Algonquin Outfitters, The North Face, Salus Marine, and Badger Paddlers, Traversing Wild.
with Coach Chris Near

  Want to improve your paddling technique?  Train with Chris Near, certified coach with OMCKRA and 3x MRX Alumni, winning the 2015 Coureur des Bois in C1 class.  Chris will be offering 2 weekend paddling clinics plus some regular weeknight sessions in Huntsville designed for intermediate level paddlers wishing to learn and practice marathon paddling techniques and racing skills. Technique will focus on canoe but kayaks and SUPs are welcome to join and will benefit.  Dates include Saturday, May 13 in Huntsville and Saturday, July 15th in North Bay (Mattawa River).  Participants will have to join or be a member of the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA). 
Full carbon bent shaft canoe racing paddles.  Designed with input from some of the best marathon paddlers in Ontario and made to order by Chris Pratter, right here in Ontario.  Chris can even add any full colour logo so you stand out on the water...and the finish line!  

In our humble opinion, the best jackets on the market.  How do we know?  After 16 years of adventure racing, back country tripping and epic levels of abuse, River X Mike's Gjoa is still the only jacket he wears!  Available at Algonquin Outfitters.
Gemini Lighting Systems
If you are going to race the Muskoka River X or 24 Hours of River X you will need lights.  Gemini has you covered.  Proven design and functionality.  Used by some of the top MRX teams.  Available at Algonquin Outfitters.
The North Face
High quality outer wear and gear.  You'll need it racing the MRX.  Available at Algonquin Outfitters.

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