The Date: September 30, 2023
Start Location: Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge, Mattawa, ON
Start Times: 9:00 am (25 km & 50km); 10:00 am (12.5km)
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 250 runner cap on this year’s event. If the cap is reached before race day, we will start a waiting list. There will be no race day entries.
2022 Entry Fees: (all rates are subject to HST) – to be updated for 2023 (registrations opening soon)
12.5K – $65 Early Bird (Jul 31), $75 Mid Bird (Aug 31), $85 After
25K – $75 Early Bird (Jul 31), $85 Mid Bird (Aug 31), $95 After
50K – $85 Early Bird (Jul 31), $95 Mid Bird (Aug 31), $105 After
Post race meal for all participants included (additional meal tickets are $18.00 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.
- Soles4Souls – we have partnered with Bioped Footcare (North Bay) to collect used shoes for Soles4Souls, which is an organization that turns unwanted shoes into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. A large collection bin will be available on site at the central grounds. We want to see this bin overflowing with footwear.
- 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 & Mid 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: to be posted soon. 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 – $15/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 2 log cabins, 2 yurts, 2 geodesic domes and glamping accommodation options. As well, there are many other local accommodations available within a 15 minute drive.
Registration: On-line registration is now open. Click the Race Roster button below.