Here in Muskoka the snow is deep, the temperatures are cold and the lake ice is thick, but it's MARCH BREAK and spring is around the corner. It won't be long before the skis and snowshoes are put away and the paddles take their place. For Rob and Mike at River X, paddle sport racing never really stops. As we enter our 7th year we've been busy planning your upcoming season of adventure on the water. And from the looks of it, some of you have been planning too. Registrations are coming in at a steady rate and the typical "ice-out" rush hasn't started yet. Although THE OX Sprint and Marathon have unlimited capacity, the Battle of the Paddle and Muskoka River X do have registration limits. Register early to hold your spot at the start line.
Algonquin Outfitters THE OX - Battle of the Paddle
Head-to-head double elimination sprint tournament. Two chances to race. After that, keep paddling as long as you keep winning. The last boat in each event takes all the CASH! Register in multiple events for more head-to-head action. Some events may have waitlists. Spots will be released for registration based on popularity and tournament assignments.
Only 29 Team Spots Left

Algonquin Outfitters THE OX - Saturday Night at the Saloon
Get yourself a ticket to the Battle of the Paddle awards and THE OX's weekend party!
Saturday paddlers stay over. Sunday paddlers come early. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
All ticket holders are eligible for door prizes.
The Cookhouse Saloon and THE OX. Reserve Now.
Only 63 Tickets Left

Algonquin Outfitters MUSKOKA RIVER X
58m Sprint - 133km Classic - 223km Coureur des Bois
Only 54 Team Spots Left

Algonquin Outfitters THE OX - Tri-Paddle Marathon
Prove that you are the ultimate Water Walker in our new race format.
10km Canoe -10km SUP - 10km Kayak
Solo or Teams of Two.
Unlimited Registration

Algonquin Outfitters THE OX - Sprint and Marathon
10km / 30km / 40km
Most classes of watercraft including canoes, kayak, SUP, prone
Unlimited Registration

C4 Canoe and Voyageur/North Canoe
We are now offering these canoe classes in the Algonquin Outfitters THE OX 40km Marathon. Round up your friends and paddle in our new C4 or Voyageur/North Canoe classes. Don't have a Voyageur/North Canoe? Put a team of 6+ padders together and rent one from Algonquin Outfitters.
Unlimited Registration

Ontario Ultra Paddling Points Series
The "Ontario Cup" for ultra-distance paddlers is back for it's 5th year and the roster of 2019 events have been finalized. There are some changes however: The K2O crew is taking some time off, and the Big East River X and 24 Hours of River X have been retired. For 2019 the season will open with THE OX 40km marathon followed a few weeks later by the Kawartha Paddle Quest's 50km marathon. The ever popular Mattawa Canoe Race's 64km marathon is back as one of the founding events of the OUPPS along with the Muskoka River X's 58/133/233km expedition races ending the season. That's four (4) really long races, with just enough time between them to let your shoulders recover. Just another reason why Ontario is your paddling destination.

June 15-16, 2019
THE OX - Saturday
Battle of the Paddle
Head-2-Head Double Elimination
Sprint Tournament
Only 29 Team Spots Left
THE OX - Sunday
40km Marathon
30km Tri-Paddle
10km Sprint
September 13-15, 2019
223km Coureur des Bois
133km Classic
58km Sprint

Only 54 Team Spots Left
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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 and need to rent? Algonquin Outfitters has you covered. They have a huge fleet and wide selection to meet your needs, including North Canoes for THE OX. Talk to GORD and he'll get on the water with what you need.
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.
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 18 yrs old and still going strong! Available at Algonquin Outfitters.
Gemini Lighting Systems
If you are going to race the Muskoka 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 2019 Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X. Registration, race briefing, start, finish and awards. Your one stop park and paddle location.
Where else would you stay?
What better place to host the post-race awards for our "gun-slingers" than at the local Saloon? The Cookhouse Saloon and THE OX - Battle of the Paddle. Seating is Limited. Reserve Now.
The original hydration packs.
Adaptable to any outdoor activity.
Don't be thirsty. Be a Camel.
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.
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.

Kawartha Paddle Quest 50
Mattawa Canoe Race 64
MRX 58/133/233
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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