Dates: 17-18 September 2022
Deadline to register: Sunday, 21 August 2022
Sponsors include: Blackfish Paddles
The ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS’ HUNTSVILLE 110 will challenge you to circumnavigate Huntsville’s 110km four-lake system in the fastest possible time! With only one portage intersection, this course is all about digging deep through a mixture of open lakes and flat- water rivers. As you would expect from River X, your adventure will continue well past sunset; adding the technical element of night time navigation and orientation.
TEAM CHAMPS: ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS’ HUNTSVILLE 110 introduces a team-based ultra-marathon race whereby each TEAM CHAMPS entry consists of two (2) individual teams (A & B). Each A and B team can register, compete and be eligible for results and awards in any watercraft category. Together, A and B team results are combined towards the overall TEAM CHAMPS award. Those paddlers who wish to go it alone still remain eligible for results and awards within their respective categories.
PURSUIT START: ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS’ HUNTSVILLE 110 introduces a Pursuit Start for the first time on the water. Adopted from the Nordic sports, the start times are staggered for each category based on the anticipated average pace used to calculate the TEAM CHAMPS benchmarks. The result will be a fast-paced challenge to either stay at the front of the pack OR chase down the leaders. The Pursuit promises an action- packed finish line as the gaps between the teams close and the competition heats up to see who will be crowned First To The Finish!
Located just a few hours north of Toronto, Ontario, Huntsville is home to a premiere Paddle- Sport Stadium, naturally suited to host ultra-marathon events. With a 4-lake system connected by a mixture of rivers and canals, Huntsville offers a full menu of conditions for the flat-water paddle sport racer and is the quintessential Canadian paddling destination.
For the ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS’ HUNTSVILLE 110, you will experience all of what Fairy Lake, Lake Vernon, Mary Lake, and Pen Lake have to offer including the Muskoka River and the Big East River. Teams will follow a predetermined route to achieve various Checkpoints and Waypoints before returning to the Start/Finish at Hidden Valley Resort.