Preparations are well underway for the 2012 Run Off-the-Grid on September 29th. New this year, the Run Off-the-Grid is a member of the 2012 Trail Runner Trophy Series, which is a points-based series of 138 trail races across North America. We have also introduced a new 37K loop option to help participants that would like to train for the 50K. The race team has been working hard cutting, painting and posting all new Run Off-the-Grid signs on permanent posts along the course. The course is open and ready for training and there have already been people training on the trails. We are also in the process of creating a ‘Mattawa Endurance Series’, which will include all 4 endurance events in Mattawa – ‘Lost in the Rocks and Trees’ mountain bike race, North Bay to Mattawa canoe race, ‘Run Off-the-Grid’ trail run and ‘In to the White’ snowshoe race. We are hoping to have details on this new series before this year’s Run Off-the-Grid.