Algonquin Outfitters BATTLE of the PADDLE :  A technical and high-paced sprint with teams covering a 500+m saw-tooth course that included 4 buoy turns. Heavy rain kept everyone cool but did not damped the spirits. The One-Design format for canoe classes received lots of positive feedback.  Not only did it keep the event moving smoothly, it gave everyone an equal playing field, highlighting paddling abilities over watercraft design.   This event challenged even the best paddlers but left everyone smiling, laughing and looking forward to next year.  Many teams paddled in multiple events. With non-stop, back-to-back heats there was always a race to be cheering for. The day finished with a great meal at the Cookhouse Saloon and awards.   RESULTS
One-Design Boat Classes
Battle of the Paddle = FUN!
Head-To-Head action right from the starting block
Algonquin Outfitters THE OX : Mother Nature provided a spectacular day for the 10km Sprint, 30km Tri-Paddle and 40km Marathon.  Leaving Algonquin Outfitter’s main dock area, teams paddled south into Oxtongue Lake and up the beautiful Oxtongue River to the base of Ragged Falls; leaving paddlers feeling like they traveled into the heart of Algonquin Park.  Returning downriver, teams completed their 10km loop at AO’s main dock.  For our new Tri-Paddle class, paddlers changed their watercraft and complete the course again; 10km each of SUP, canoe, and kayak.  For the 40km teams, 4 laps were on the menu. With this new location and multiple laps, spectators and cheering squads were always present, and paddlers could replenish their supplies.  Paddlers of all ages and most boat classes were on the water including SUP, K1, Rec/Stock/Marathon Canoe, and for a first time C4!    RESULTS

THE OX Paddling Race Weekend PHOTOGRAPHY: A special thanks to Randy Mitson and Limelight Muskoka for posting over 870 professional photographs that will help you remember your weekend at Oxtongue and share your experience with family and friends.

Algonquin Outfitters MUSKOKA RIVER X :  Registration is open for the remaining spots that will have teams paddle the 58km Sprint, 133km Classic or 223km Coureur des Bois .  This past weekend we received many questions about the Coureur des Bois and the minimum number of teams we need to host it.  20 teams are ideal to cover the expenses however we think we can scrape by with 15 teams.  We are currently at 6 teams.  July 15 th is our Go/No-Go Date.  If the Coureur des Bois is on your bucket list, we encourage you to register before July 15 th to keep this event on the schedule.  For those who do register, if we unfortunately need to cancel we will move your registration to the Classic and refund the difference. If you are wondering, we will be running the B-Side again this year.  Start practicing your night-time navigation on open water!  Lake of Bays after dark challenged many teams last year.
Race both the Algonquin Outfitters 
and you are eligible to win an
H2O Solo 15 Valued at $3195!
Brought to you by H20 Canoes.

KAREN BENDER won her Solo 15 in 2018!
Race the Algonquin Outfitters
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

WAYNE ANDERSON won his iTour in 2018!
June 15-16, 2019
Head-2-Head Double Elimination
Sprint Tournament
THE OX - Sunday
40km Marathon
30km Tri-Paddle
10km Sprint
September 13-15, 2019
223km Coureur des Bois
133km Classic
58km Sprint
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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 new 14x27.5 MANA is a hand shaped displacement SUP weighing 29lbs and made from EPS foam core and Carbon Epoxy. This new shape is a crossover between Race and Touring which is perfect for the long/mixed conditions of River X.
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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