Algonquin Outfitters Big East River X
10 Days and Counting
When we started planning the Muskoka River X 7.5 years ago we had a vision of creating events that are unique to the paddling community; events that would inspire.  We wanted to share our passion and love of adventure, water and the Muskoka-Algonquin region with like-minded people.  Lastly, we wanted to create adventure sport events because we love adventure sports. It's just that simple. Fast-forward to 2018 and we continue with that same passion.  With our 6 th year just around the corner, what can you expect this season from the Boys at River X?

The Algonquin Outfitters Big East River X remains what it always has been; a challenging out-and-back 40km marathon on a beautiful river that never seems to end and is never really the same no matter how many times you paddle it: Always shifting and moving, up and down, fast and slow.  It’s the perfect season opener for the ultra-distance paddler.  But don’t forget, we offer an enjoyable 9km for families and recreationalists.

With it’s base-camp and tent city located at River Mill Park in historic downtown Huntsville, the Algonquin Outfitters 24 Hours of River X continues as the original and only 24-hour paddling relay race in North America.  If you’ve never participated in a 24-hour relay event before and you love competition, personal challenges and being part of a larger community that is fun, friendly, and supportive then this is the event for you.  Just you and your boat….or maybe a dozen of your closest friends...all here to answer one question.  How far can you go in 24 hours?  Our goal for 2018 is to build on what we started last year; same location and same course with some fine-tuning of the operations and logistics. As they say in quality improvement land, “plan-do-study-act”.  Let’s just hope Mother Nature got the memo on active lighting and thunderstorms.

The Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X: The race that started it all is still our flag-ship event.  We love this race.  Take a healthy serving of backcountry tripping.  Add three shakes of adventure racing and mix it all together.  Layer it within the ultimate stadium, custom made by Mother Nature for paddle sport racing.  Top if off with a non-stop and unsupported format that keeps pushing you to paddle as fast as you can, making check points, and trying to outrun the impending darkness over a distance of 130km and 20 portages. Just finishing is an accomplishment. For 2018, we have taken that receipt, thrown it in the blender and recreated the Mighty MRX with a reversal of the course.  Same water… new challenges…your next adventure.  Also, going back to our roots we have introduced the theme-based “Voyageur-Class”.  Giving tribute to these legends of the fur trade, by entering the Voyageur Class you opt to choose 1 of only 12 hand-made wooden crates filled with locally crafted goods.  You will transport that crate from the Huntsville Town Dock, along 130km of backcountry Muskoka Rivers and Lakes before delivering it to its destination at Hidden Valley Resort, Peninsula Lake.  Your reward for accomplishing this arduous task?  Bragging rights! What else would a Voyageur expect? Except maybe keeping what ever is in the crate.  To learn more, visit our web site.  Only 12 crates available so order yours today.

It all starts in 10 days!
See 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
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

Infinite Blue/Bleu Infini
The River X community continues to grow and we would like to welcome Infinite Blue / Bleu Infini as an official sponsor of the Algonquin Outfitters 24 Hours of River X. Based out of Ottawa-Hull, they are introducing Canada to FENN surf skis, paddles, and equipment. Looking to pick up a new race kayak or ski, visit their web site or even better, come out to the 24 Hours of River X and watch their team in action. Even better...race the 24 Hours and you might pick up some very sweet prizes from them!

Win a Free MRX Race Weekend
Register and pay in full for the Algonquin Outfitters Big East River X, 24 Hours of River X, and Muskoka River X (MRX) using the on-line registration process before midnight on May 20/2018 (EST). Your name will be entered into a draw to win complimentary registration into the MRX and complimentary accommodation for September 14-15, 2018 at the King William Inn. The prize relates to a single participant and not a pair or team of participants. A solo paddler will have their full MRX registration reimbursed. A tandem paddler will have 50% of the full tandem team registration reimbursed. Expenses associated with food, travel, gear, extra meal tickets, premium race shirts, swag, tracker deposit, and any additional expenses related to your MRX experience are not included. The winner's name will be drawn and announced at the Big East River X 40km pre-race briefing on Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Huntsville, Ontario. Minimum value $585 before tax and fees.
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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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