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Raid the North
French River, Ontario

June 11 - 13, 2004

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Just when we think we've explored the best that Ontario had to offer, along comes French River! The French River Region encompasses the area between Lake Nipissing and Georgian Bay, an expansive network of rivers, lakes, bays, islands, gorges, rapids, delta, cliffs and beaches. The French River region promises us beautiful landscape for adventure, and continues the theme of exploration through Voyageur history we embarked on last year.

About the French River Region:

Our host site of Alban, ON lies in the midst of the maze of adventure that is the French River Region. The French River itself flows from the southwest end of Lake Nipissing, 195 m above sea level, to the northeast shores of Georgian Bay, through both heavily forested areas and bare, open stretches of Canadian Shield. The area contains more than 200 km of other navigable water courses and channels which vary from narrow, enclosed steep-walled gorges, falls and rapids, to broad expanses of open water.

The region's diverse flora and fauna range from towering white pines to wetland chain ferns. The rugged topography of the Canadian Shield supports more than 450 plant species, some rare. One of the largest populations of white-tailed deer in the province inhabits the rocky forests on the river shores. You'll marvel at the night skies, and relive the fascinating history of the early explorers who traveled these waterways.

For more information about the French River Region, visit www.frenchriver.ca.

Date: June 11 - 13, 2004
Directions: From Ottawa: (approx. 5 hours)
  • Travel on Hwy. 17 West, through North Bay.
  • Turn Left (South) on Hwy. 535 in the town of Hagar.
  • Near Noёlville, Hwy. 535 turns into Hwy. 64—continue heading south.
  • Follow Hwy. 64 as it turns west until you arrive in Alban.
  • Roughly 14 km after the turn, you can find the Alban Community Centre on the left-hand side of the road (South side), and is a large blue building next to the fire department, which is a smaller blue building.

From Toronto: (approx. 3 hours)

  • Travel north on Hwy. 400 through Barrie.
  • At the Hwy. 11 / Hwy. 400 highway split, continue on Hwy. 400 North. [note: some signs still say Hwy. 69]
  • Continue on Hwy. 400 beyond Parry Sound.
  • Turn Right (East) on Hwy 64.
  • Roughly 4 km after the turn onto Hwy 64, you can find the Alban Community Centre on the right-hand side of the road (South side), and is a large blue building next to the fire department, which is a smaller blue building.

From Sudbury: (approx. 45 minutes)

  • Travel south on Hwy. 400.
  • Turn Left (East) on Hwy 64.
  • Roughly 4 km after the turn onto Hwy 64, you can find the Alban Community Centre on the right-hand side of the road (South side), and is a large blue building next to the fire department, which is a smaller blue building.
Documents: NEW! Volunteer Update #1
NEW!
Competitor Update #2
Competitor Update #1
Weather:
Registration:

REGISTER FAST! The first 10 teams to register and pay in full for each Raid the North race will receive four entries to win prizes including:

A Simon River Sports canoe!

  • carbon composite marathon C2 boat

  • 38 lbs

  • customized with RTN colours and logo

  • value $2850 CDN

Registered Teams: Please click [HERE] for the list of registered teams.
Accommodations:

The following are options for accommodations in and around Alban. If you find these booked up, you can contact the French River Resorts Association for assistance at: www.frenchriverresorts.com.

There is free camping available at our Base Camp, in Alban.  Please contact us to book your spot, as there is limited availability.

  • Beausejour Restaurant and Resort (5km from Base Camp)
    705-857-2193
  • Yesterdays Resort (15km from Base Camp):
    705-857-3383  // www.yesterdayresort.com
  • French River Trading Post (18km from Base Camp):
    705-857-2115 // www.frenchrivertrading.com
  • French River Inn (18km from Base Camp):
    1-800-660-2788 // 705-857-2788
  • Presqu’ile Cottages (8km from Base Camp):
    705-857-2195
  • Country Side Motor Inn (15km from Base Camp):
    1-888-327-3535 // 705-898-2053
  • Yvette’s Dining Lounge Family Restaurant & Motel (2km from Base Camp):
    705-857-2674
  • French River Holmestead (20km from Base Camp):
    www.bbcanada.com/7454.html
  • Schell's Camp & Park & Restaurant (close to Base Camp)
    (705) 857-2031 // schellscamp@aol.com
 
Cost: $1680 CDN per team.  A deposit of $680 is required within 2 weeks after registering online in order to secure your position.  The balance is due 6 weeks before the race.
What's Included: Performance race shirts, race jerseys, sponsor swag, post race banquet and awards, camping facility before and after race, all watercraft
Unsupported Option: For $250 CDN, we will supply your team with support for the race.
Format: 150 km, 24 - 36 hrs non-stop, supported, regular and advanced racecourse option
Categories: Coed teams of four (18 years of age or older)
Disciplines: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Rappelling
Prizing: 1st place: $1,000 CDN and free entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
2nd place: $500 CDN and 50% off your entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
3rd place: 25% off your entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
4th place: 15% off your entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
5th place: 10% off your entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
PLUS - The top 5 teams will win medals and prizes from Salomon, Seal Skinz, Fast Fuel, Princeton Tec, Suunto and other sponsors
Gear List:

Click [HERE] to download the 2004 Raid the North Gear List.

Simon River Sports
Kayak Paddle Rentals
:

FAR Inc has created the SRS Paddle Rental Programme so that more people can enjoy the incredible difference of kayak paddles. Each is universally adjustable and breaks down to either 3 or 5 pieces.

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

E-mail srs@far.on.ca to reserve yours!
Rental fleet of 36 paddles - 12 of each

2004 Raid the North events:

RTN: French River, ON
RTN: Charlevoix, QC
RTN: Silver Star Resort (Vernon, BC)
RTN Canadian Championship: Calabogie Peaks, ON


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