‘Run Off-the-Grid’ Race

Race Details

The Date: September 29, 2018

Start Location: Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge, Mattawa, ON
Start Times: 9:00 am (50km) ; 10:00 am (12.5km, 25km)
Course: 12.5 Km Loop – repeat loops are in opposite direction. 100% trails with a variety of terrain.
Time limit: 8.5 hours. Must make the first 25 km loop in under 4 hours to continue for the 50 km.
Cap: There is a 200 runner cap on this year’s event. If the cap is reached before race day, we will start a waiting list. There will only be race day entries if the cap is not reached.

Entry Fees:
12K – $55 Early Bird (Jun 30), $65 Mid Bird (Aug 31), $75 After

25K – $70 Early Bird (Jun 30), $80 Mid Bird (Aug 31), $90 After

50K – $80 Early Bird (Jun 30), $90 Mid Bird (Aug 31), $100 After

Post race meal for all participants included (addtional meal tickets are $15 per person)

What does the Run Off-the-Grid Support?

  • Local food bank – we feel it is important to give back to our local community and $5 from each registration is donated to our local Mattawa Food Bank. A collection box will also be available on race day for donations of non-perishable food items.
  • Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge – remaining proceeds from this event are invested back into Nature’s Harmony to further our vision of connecting people with nature and the great outdoors while demonstrating sustainable living practices.  The funds raised help us to expand and improve product offerings, including our goal to eventually build a central facility for educational purposes, school programming, hosting workshops and retreats.

What else do I get?

Early birds are guaranteed a T-shirt.

Awards: First place male/female receive hand-carved wood trophies.  Top three male/female finishers receive sponsorship prizes.

Prizes: Hand crafted medallions for all participants.   All participants are eligible for random prize draws.

Post-race Meal: gd2go will be catering and serving a hearty and healthy post-race meal with as much food sourced locally as possible and with minimal to no waste.  Menu includes:  choice of harvest vegetable chicken stew and vegan tomato lentil soup, a fresh dinner roll, garden salad, Mediterranean pasta salad and Ontario apple crumble.  The post-race meal will be served from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Camping: camping is available at Nature’s Harmony event site for both Friday and Saturday. Campers or trailers are welcome. Sorry no hydro hook ups. Amenities include: compost toilet facilities, eco-showers, hot sauna, two large group fire pit area’s with cooking grills, swimming in the Bay(if temperatures permit) and play area for children. 

Camping Fee – $12/person/night (children of race participants will be free). 

Facilities: Washrooms & eco-showers at start/finish, water stations, hot sauna, swimming in the Ottawa River

Aid Stations: Start/finish and roughly every 3 km. Water, heed, electrolytes and a variety of sweet and salty treats and fruit.
Medical Support: At start/finish. First aid kits at all aid stations.
Post Race: Post race meal, awards and evening after-party including bonfire.
Directors: Jennifer Demille, Tzach Elnekave
Directions: Click on Contact Us.
Car Pooling: This is the race with the smallest footprint and we strongly encourage car pooling. Please click on our Run Off-the-Grid Facebook link below to coordinate carpooling and connect with other race participants.

Accommodation: Nature’s Harmony also offers two log cabins, a yurt and glamping accommodation options. As well, there are many other local accommodations available within a 15 minute drive. See link below.

Other local accommodations:

Registration: On-line registration is now open.  Click to access Race Roster.



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