How Far Can You Go in 24 Hours?
June 17-18, 2017
Solo / Tandem / Relay
Canoe / Kayak / SUP

 24-HOURS OF RIVER X

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19 DAYS

Just you, your boat...and a dozen of your friends

Here to answer just one question

How far can you go in 24 Hours?

Solo / Tandem / Relay Team

Register in advance online & save $$$.  Same day registration adds $12/pp.
OMCKRA members will receive an $8 cash refund at the event.

Course Update

Teams will NOT have to portage at Brunel Locks.  A boy-marker will be positioned at the turn around point.  Teams only portage when completing their lap at River Mill Park.  

We've shortened the course to an 11km on-water distance, not including the portage at River Mill Park.  This makes the course more direct.

Mandatory On-site Check-In

ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS (Huntsville Store), Huntsville, ON

Friday, June 16, 2017; 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017: 6am to 10am

Camping

Camp sites open at 8am Saturday morning.  Check out our Camping Guide for details and resources.  

Event Start Time

  • Race Briefing:               11:00am Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • Tandem START TIME:  12:00pm Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • Solo  START TIME:        12:05pm Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • Tandem LAST LAP:       10:59:59am Sunday, June 18, 2017
  • Solo LAST LAP:              11:04:59am Sunday, June 18, 2017

Camp Sites:  A bag drop area is included in your team registration.  Limited numbers of TENT or VEHICLE site available on a first-come first-serve basis.  

TENT SITES:  Only 2 Left!

VEHICLE SITES:  Only 8 Left!

Alternate Accommodation:  Want a soft bed and hot shower?  Reserve your room at the King William.  A short walk to River Mill Park.  Let them know you're racing with the River X.

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

Join A Team:  Want to race the 24 Hours of River but don't have anyone to paddle with?  Send us  am email with your details and we will connect you with like-minded people.

If your plans including racing this year, we encourage you to become a member of OMCKRA.  

We encourage anyone considering racing 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 in about 3 weeks!

Cheers,  Rob and Mike 
Algonquin Outfitters
Big East River X
Why's Tim Stuff in such a great great mood?  He had a blast at the Big East River X held last weekend with almost 100 other paddlers.  Not only was the weather great and the water calm but Tim nailed the 40km course on a SUP in a time of 4:45:30, the first of nine SUP paddlers to cross the finish line.  Other highlights include Brian Heath smashing the course in a time of 3:35:59, paddling in the K1 High Performance category.  

We were also blessed to see several youth out racing including 15yr old Isaac Turkstra who registered for the 9km SUP course on a whim after his dad checked in for the 40km.  Sydney Ayles paddled the 9km with her father in the C2 Family class.  Bronwyn James completed the 40km course paddling tandem in C2 stock with her father while Issac Adams achieved a 2nd place in Male C2 Pro with his father on the 40km course.  Inspiring to see the younger people come out with their passion for the sport.

A special thanks to the Tulip Inn for hosting our half-way check point, Algonquin Outfitters for their logistical support and prizing, the Town of Huntsville for making River Mill Park accessible to our event, Ski Patrol for their first aid services, Brad and Mat for keeping teams safe on the water and OMKRA for their on-going support.

The full list of finishing time and over 400 photos are posted for viewing.  
Registration Disclaimer

If you register for the race and it is cancelled, you will automatically be transferred to the 130km MRX Classic and the difference in registration fees will be refunded.
Save the
Coureur des Bois!
We need at least 20 paddler to host this 220km adventure that traverses Algonquin Park and circumnavigates the Muskoka River system, all in 2 days or less.  

If you are looking for a once in a life-time epic paddling adventure, the Coureur des Bois is for you.  

Without 20 registered participants by midnight on July 3rd w e will have to defer the event until 2018. 
The Longest Single Day 
Expedition Paddling Race
In The World
September 15-17, 2017
80km / 130km / 220km
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.
24 Hours of River X orders need to be made by May 29th at midnight.
  2017 PRIZE BOATS 
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
 PADDLING CLINICS
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.

Chris will be offering 2 weekend paddling clinics. Dates include Sunday, June 4th in Huntsville and Saturday, July 15th in North Bay (Mattawa River).   Chris is also offering a 30-session on-water training plan held here in Huntsville that culminates with the Muskoka River X.  

Must be an member of OMKRA.
Marketplace
RIPPLE RX RACING PADDLES
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!  

SALUS LIFE JACKETS
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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