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Raid the North:
Wells Gray Country, BC
Watch for dates in 2008  

Wells Gray Country, north of Kamloops, BC is one of those magical locations we've been working on for years. A little off the beaten path, and certainly less-discovered than it deserves, Wells Gray Country is a brilliant collection of all that makes Canada's wilderness so world-renowned.

Canyons cut by years of raging rivers, whitewater to thrill your soul, waterfalls four times higher than Niagara, views across valleys that extend to the future, rugged mountainous elevation, dormant volcanoes, lakes of crystal, plateaus and grasslands exploding with wildflowers, all packed into 125kms of the most memorable adventure racing ever presented in Canada.

How's that for a don't miss event?

REAL WILDERNESS. REAL NAVIGATION. REAL ADVENTURE. It's what Raid the North is recognized for. We'll lay out a safe and challenging racecourse that will test your team's resolve, and push your personal limits. Strategize your own routes between checkpoints, decide when (and if) you'll eat or sleep. Push hard and choose the Advanced Section, or enjoy the highlights on the Regular Course. Our new inflatable whitewater kayaks will open up exciting paddling experiences. Certified ropes specialists will ensure breathtaking, memorable descents and traverses.

There are no road signs here. Only Real Wilderness, Real Navigation, and Real Adventure. This will be a weekend you will never forget.

POST-RACE AWARDS CELEBRATION: 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.
Then stay for the "Best Post-Race Party" (Get Out There Magazine) - a licensed post-race event to celebrate your achievement and mingle with other racers and volunteers. Prizing and recognition for your crazy race stories, cheesy games, and unique stunts.

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.


What: Raid the North: Wells Gray Country, BC

Date: Watch for dates in 2008

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


Format: Co-Ed, Supported


Top 5 teams receive medals and great prizing from our sponsors, including gear and gift certificates from Helly Hansen.
Everyone is eligible for draw prizes and random prizing from our sponsors.


Opens in early 2008
$1495 CDN per team (plus GST)

What's Included:
  • Helly Hansen HH Dry Lifa long-sleeve performance Raid the North shirts
  • Support Crew receive choice of Helly Hansen HH Dry or regular cotton race shirt
  • Watercraft (2 per team) 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:

The town of Clearwater is located North of Kamloops on highway 5. For driving directions from Calgary (via Banff and Jasper National Parks) click here. For directions from the City of Vancouver use this link.


Make a weekend of it - Clearwater and Wells Gray Country is worth taking extra time to enjoy. Our hosts are assembling a great weekend package, check back soon for more details.

Race Documents: Raid the North Gear List (pdf)

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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