...Still enough time to register and prepare yourself for this year's event. Everything is coming together nicely for your 2018 Adventure.
Some new options this year include;
  • C2 Marathon Class for the Classic
  • Voyageur Class for those seeking a completely different challenge
  • New CP location in Bracebridge
  • Only two Check Points: Bracebridge and Baysville
  • New "Portage or Paddle" decision point on Stage 2
  • Only 19 portages: You get to run one of the swifty sections that normally requires a portage
Only 70 spots available!
Registration closes in 19 days
Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
See you in September.
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
Volunteers Needed
River X is looking for adventurous individuals to help support this year's event at 8 locations throughout the course. Commitment levels range from a few hours to overnight shifts. These are ideal opportunities for people wanting a behind-the-scenes "race staff" experience or those supporting a team and wanting to watch the race at key locations. All volunteers receive a full volunteer kit individualized for their assignment, Race Staff shirt, embroidered "MRX" cap, and meal/drink ticket for our awards banquet. If you are interested Email Mike.

Awards Banquet Meal Tickets
If you are bringing a cheering squad to the race and they plan on attending the awards banquet please reserve a ticket by emailing Mike. Indicate the number of tickets you need and your meal choice (meat / veggie / vegan-gluten free). Payment due when you check in. The menu includes: Meat Lasagna or Veggie Lasagna or Vegan/Gluten Free Option plus Corn, Salads, Breads and a Lake of Bays Brewery beverage. $30/pp plus tax. $15/pp plus tax for little people 12 years of age and under. Note to Racers: Meal and Beverage tickets are included in your race fees.

Water Levels are...UP!
After a very dry July the watershed has experienced some heavy rain. The result has been positive with increasing water levels since the beginning of August; good news for those wanting to train on the rivers and lakes. The North Muskoka River at Port Sydney is now measuring a full 13cm above seasonal averages and water is flowing at about 4 cubic metres faster than average. The South Muskoka River at Baysville is steadily increasing but still below expected levels; 6cm below the mean water level. Lake of Bays itself is now above seasonal averages after dropping quite low at the end of July; rising by almost 20cm in just a few weeks. With Lake of Bays back in good shape we anticipate South Muskoka River recovering once the dam at Baysville opens up a bit more, or the hydro drams slow their production. For links to real time water levels, check out links at the end of this email.

Ontario Ultra Paddling Point Series
Jennifer and Sebastian Courville (aka Golden Lake Crew) are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with on the ultra paddling circuit. After competing in four OUPPS qualifying events (not to mention a respectable finish at the YRQ this year) they are sitting with 400 out of 500 possible points. But with Adrian Rocea, Jamie-Leigh Chapman and Vadim Lawrence all within striking range, the championship is not yet sealed with their names on it. It’ll all come down to the last of the OUPPS events in 5 weeks with the Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X. See you all in September. Check out the current standings 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

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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