2006 Salomon Adventure Challenge Series

January 21 - Mansfield Outdoor Centre (Mansfield, ON)

As you may know, Frontier's race philosophy involves discovering new areas and providing completely new courses and experiences each year. This means we spend a good part of September through December scouting and negotiating with new locations. Of course, this also means the schedule is quite different each year.

At this time, we are working with all potential host site locations, and working to avoid date conflicts with other race organizations in Canada and internationally, to assemble our 2006 schedule. As soon as we have firm information, it will be made public. We don't keep anything 'secret' once something's finalized! Our objective is always to release the bulk of our schedule by early December.

After a year's hiatus, we're thrilled to be bringing Raid the North Extreme (RTNX) back for 2006. In building our schedule, we give priority consideration to the international expedition racing schedule, as we try to fit RTNX in among the other key international races. This year, with the AR World Championship taking place in August in Sweden, we're trying to find a date for RTNX in September.

Normally, our first Raid the North (RTN) takes place in June, usually in Ontario. In Western Canada, we often settle on an early-mid August date, in an attempt to avoid conflict with the many other races happening in June and early July. Due to the low interest in our RTN Canadian Championship the last two years, we will not be hosting this race in 2006.

The Salomon Adventure Challenge (SAC) schedule will remain similar to past years, featuring the often sold-out May kick off event in Ontario and a mid-season long course race also in Ontario. We're working to bring back an SAC to Alberta in early summer (late May?), and to Quebec mid-summer. The popular SAC Canadian Championship event will happen in September in Ontario.

Meanwhile, join us for the Winter Salomon Adventure Challenge on January 21 at Mansfield Outdoor Centre. Snowshoe, XC Ski, Mountain Bike, and Toboggan your way through a 35 km course - it's always a good time, and this year the after-party is not to be missed. Only $295 for the lucky first 30 teams that register on November 14!

Look forward to seeing you out next year!
Geoff Langford


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