Storm the Trent Adventure Race Heads North

New race venue in Haliburton Highlands

After 16 years of events hosted throughout the Kawartha Lakes region, Ontario’s best-known and longest standing adventure race tradition will be heading north for 2018.  Over the weekend of May 26-27, the vast and wild terrain of the Haliburton Highlands will provide an all-new backdrop to the Storm the Trent adventure race.
Up to 700 solo participants and teams of two or four will make their way through 3 top-secret racecourses of varying distances and degrees of difficulty. As per the standard of adventure racing events, each course will consist of canoe or kayak paddling, mountain biking and trail running stages; combined with elements of navigation and route-finding. Racers will be offered the choice of the beginner and family-friendly ‘Hike’ course; the more intermediate-level ‘Trek’ option; or the ‘Trek Elite’ advanced course. 
“This venture north to explore the terrain, trails and waterways of the Haliburton Highlands is incredibly exciting for us” says Race Director Sean Roper. “One of the key elements of our events is that the experience be a new one for participants each year, and we see huge potential in this area for unique iterations of the various racecourses for years to come. “ Some of Canada’s top adventure racers are expected to compete in the advanced-level ‘Trek Elite’ course, while the ‘Hike’ course often attracts family teams with racers as young as seven.  A new Family Category is being introduced this year to accommodate the growing trend of parent-child teams.
Storm the Trent has been nine times voted Eastern Canada’s ‘Best Adventure Race’ in the annual Get Out There Magazine Readers Choice Awards.  Since 2002, Storm Racing has produced over 40 adventure racing events which have drawn more than 15,000 participants to host sites across Central and Southern Ontario.  

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