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Raid the North: Ottawa River Valley
(Esprit Rafting - Fort Coulonge, QC)
July 27-29, 2007  


Esprit Rafting, in the Ottawa River Valley near Fort Coulonge, QC will make a wild and exciting host site for Raid the North. While hosting our 2005 Championship races here, we were reminded not only of how incredible the region is, but what great hosts the Esprit gang are. The area offers exceptional course design opportunities, including daunting rock faces and canyons, and churning whitewater of all levels.

BIGGER, BETTER POST-RACE DINNER AND AWARDS: A hot bountiful dinner served between 5 and 7 allows for a casual social time before the night begins. Leading up to the party, we'll have an awards ceremony to recognize the top teams, share race stories, recognize volunteers, and award more prizes for all sorts of crazy reasons.

NEW POST-RACE PARTY: Stay for the "Best Post-Race Party" (Get Out There Magazine) featuring a live band all the way from Mexico, and a cozy bar and patio, with comical race stories, cheesy games, and unique stunts worth cool prizes.

STAY ON SITE: We've got great accommodations and meal packages, so come early and stay late. Come Thursday night for the pre-race pasta and social, stay Sunday night to celebrate your achievement, and rest after an exhilarating weekend. Weekend packages will be available for meals and accommodations soon!

36 HOURS TOO MUCH? Check out the Frontier Adventure Challenge, happening the same weekend at Esprit Rafting! 8 hours, 40 km of non-stop adventure.


What: Raid the North: Ottawa River Valley (Esprit Rafting)

Date: July 27-29, 2007

Duration 36 hours (Saturday 0000 to Sunday 1200).
~125 km with an Advanced Course option for lead teams

Who: Registered Teams

Format: Co-Ed, Supported


$1495 CDN per team (plus GST)

What's Included:
  • Official Raid the North performance race t-shirts (incl. support crew)
  • Canoe rentals (2) and paddles
  • Race jersey & bike plates (4)
  • Post-Race feast (incl. support crew)
  • Sponsor gifts
  • Digital photo at finish line
  • Maps
  • Emergency Radio rental
  • Professionally crafted racecourse that will awe, inspire, and challenge
Travel Info: Click here for Directions to Esprit Rafting


Make a weekend of it - Esprit is a classic rafting hangout, with great accommodations, a huge deck overlooking the Ottawa River, and a wood-fired oven in the pub! Talk about atmosphere, this is an Athlete's Village!

MORE DETAILS HERE on food and accommodations, as well as the awesome rafting special!

Race Documents: Competitor Newsletter (PDF)
Volunteer Newsletter (PDF)
Raid the North Gear List

Categories: Coed teams of four (18 years of age or older)

Disciplines: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Fixed Ropes

Simon River Sports
Kayak Paddle Rentals
The SRS Paddle Rental Program has been a runaway success! Discover the incredible difference of racing with performance kayak paddles. Each is universally adjustable and breaks down to 2 or 5 pieces to fit easily into your gear bin, bag or pack.

Shark: $25 per paddle
Rebel: $20 per paddle
Kicker: $15 per paddle

Reserve yours HERE
Rental fleet of 36 paddles - 12 of each


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