...more than enough time to register and train for this year's event. And with the course being reversed, you are sure to experience the MRX as a completely new adventure. The SPRINT has been shortened to 58km and the CLASSIC is at 132km so there is a distance for everyone. For those wanting an entirely new challenge, enter our Voyageur class. For 2018 we have opened up the CLASSIC to C2 Pro Marathon canoes. If you have been wanting to test your pro boat skills against the MRX, this is your chance. Registration closes in 57 days!

Held over the June 16-17 the Algonquin Outfitters 24 Hours of River X was a great weekend on the water with sunny skies and a starry night. Instead of lightening and course closures, paddlers persevered through sun burns and non-stop action. The competition was exciting as teams pushed each other to their limits. Huge shout out to the 4-person C2 relay team "Justice League" for putting in 20 laps, or 200km in under 24 hours. They were strongly challenged by solo K1 paddler Vadim Lawerence who covered a total of 19 laps, or 190 km. Check out all the results and photos via the links below. For other paddling updates, see our news feed below.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on the water.

Rob and Mike.
Race the Algonquin Outfitters 
Big East River X and Muskoka River X and you are eligible to win an
H2O Solo 15 Valued at $3195!
Brought to you by H20 Canoes.

Race the Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X and you are eligible to win a KAHUNA iTour 12" inflatable SUP package including paddle, leash, fin and travel bag valued at $1599!
Brought to you by KAHUNA Paddleboards and Algonquin Outfitters
River X News
Ontario Ultra Paddling Point Series
After three races, Vadim Lawrence (300 points) and Jamie-Leigh Chapman (280 points) are too close to call. Gord Cole, the Golden Lake Crew, and team Jones/Eastmure are all sitting with 200 points. With three races still to go (K2O, Mattawa and MRX) and many people's race schedules still undecided it is anyone's opportunity to come from behind. One missed race could snow-globe the standings very quickly. Who thinks Vadim can earn a straight 600 points? Can Jamie find a break in Vadim's schedule and leap-frog into first? If you are looking to climb the standings, don't miss out on the last three races of the year. Anywhere from 150 to 300 points could be yours.

Yukon River Quest
Congratulations to Strokes of Genius for placing 3rd overall in tandem canoe, closely followed by The Bickersons and Golden Lake Crew who tied for 4th overall. All three teams placed top 10 overall!   Bart de Zwart placed 1st is SUP. Congratulations to all MRX alumni who have paddled the YRQ. A full break-down of the 2018 teams and results are here.

Are you making a move to SUP this year? Needing a new board?
With the help of Kahuna and Algonquin Outfitters we have been able to make your new purchase a lot easier on your wallet. AO has just received a special order from Kahuna in British Columbia, marked down to special "River X Prices". Contact Matt at AO for details. While supplies last.
  • 2016 Epic Comp Blue 12'6: $1899.98 ($300 off retail) 4 available.
  • 2016 Epic Super Comp Green 14': $1999.98 ($400 off retail) 2 available.
  • 2016 Mako Comp 12'6: $1999.98 ($500 off retail) 1 available.
  • 2016 Mako Super Comp 14': $2199.98 ($400 off retail) This is the last carbon model available anywhere!
Packages include: Padded Travel Bag, Fin, Leash, Carbon Fibre Adjustable Paddle
(Epic is a laminate layup. Mako is a carbon layup).
  • 2017 Aloha 11' (Planing Haul / Not a race board) $1099.98 ($200 off retail) 5 available.
Package Includes: Travel Bag, Fin, and Composite/Plastic Adjustable Paddle

Win a Free MRX Race Weekend
Congratulations to MIKE BENDER (in the bow) who won complimentary registration into the MRX and complimentary accommodation for September 14-15, 2018 at the King William Inn. Mike was eligible for this great prize as a result of registering for all three River X events. Congrats Mike!

Paddling Clinics
Coach Chris Near will be back on the water hosting paddling clinics throughout the summer. For more details, email Chris directly.
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All the experience and all the gear for any River X event. Huge selection of everything on the mandatory gear list and more. Need real-world advice? Talk to NATE , a 2x MRX alumni. Locations throughout Muskoka, Haliburton, and Algonquin Park.

Racing the River X and need to rent? Algonquin Outfitters has you covered. They have a huge fleet and wide selection to meet your needs. Talk to GORD and he'll get on the water with a light and fast C1 or C2 hull.
This C2 Stock racer is one for the fastest on the water. Made right here in Ontario by Jeff Hill at H20. Buying a tandem this year? 
Buy a Slingshot! Also a great tripping boat.
Sleek lines, concave hull, low profile and blistering speed. Jeff Hill at H2O not only builds fast boats, he builds them to take the abuse of expedition racing. Racing C2 Marathon this year? Talk to Jeff.
Following in the footsteps of it's bigger sibling, the 202 is a perfect balance for speed and stability when racing in a C1 expedition or stock. Made right here in Ontario by Jeff Hill at H2O. Racing solo this year? Buy a Slingshot.

Carbon or Laminate 14x30 displacement boards perfect for the MRX
Available only at Algonquin Outfitters .

The North Face
High quality outer wear and gear. You'll need it racing the MRX. Available at Algonquin Outfitters.

In our humble opinion, the best jackets on the market. How do we know? River X Mike's Gjoa is 17 yrs old and still going strong! 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.
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! 
Basecamp for the 2018 Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X. Registration, race briefing, start, finish and awards. Your one stop park and paddle location.
Where else would you stay?
Located only a few hundred metres from River Mill Park. Best accommodation for the Algonquin Outfitters Big East and 24 Hours of River X.
Location for Check Point 2 on the Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X. A great base camp for training on the southern part of the course. Centrally located in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Located a short portage from the Muskoka River in Baysville. Make your training day end on a refreshing note. Severed cold and complimentary at the MRX Awards Banquet.
Nestled on the Big East River, the Tulip Inn provides sand beach access, is next door to Arrowhead Provincial Park and is the turn-around location for the Algonquin Outfitters Big East River X. A perfect base camp for training or racing. All rooms with refrigerators/microwave. Some with full kitchenettes.
Based out of Ottawa-Hull, Infinite Blue is introducing Canada to FENN surf skis, paddles, and equipment.
Interested in racing multi-sport off-road adventures? Ontario has a full schedule of races to suit all skill levels, including the Muskoka River X.
Big East River X
24 Hours of River X
Kawartha Paddle Quest
Mattawa River Canoe Race
Muskoka River X
Getting serious about being competitive? With a full roster of qualified coaches, weekend clinics and even private training plans visit OMCKRA and become a member. Your Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association. 
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