Parry Sound, ON
Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre (Parry Sound, Ontario)
An awe-inspiring 3-hour wilderness endurance challenge on the rugged Canadian Shield. Teams of 2 have up to 3-hours to navigate by snowshoe, fat bike and/or cross country ski to 20 on and off-trail checkpoints located throughout the Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre and adjacent lands. Go as hard or as easy as you like. Checkpoints are rated on their difficulty and are assigned different point values. The more points you collect the higher you rank but go over the time limit and teams start to lose points. Customized race map. Electronic timing system. Cell phones and GPS devices permitted.
Coed, Male, Female, Masters (average age >45), & Junior (average age <18)
*age as of December 31, 2023.
AWARDS & PRIZES
Awards will be given to the first place team in all categories and to the top 3 teams in all categories with at least 10 entries. We also hope to have some draw prizes from our sponsors.
RULES & REQUIRED GEAR
All participants are required to review the Challenge the Shield Winter 3-hour rules and carry required gear during the race. Download here.
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE
Registration opens in October 2022.
*Entry fee includes race maps, post-event hot food, and event insurance. Entry fee does not include Zone-4 online transaction.
Online registration link (deadline: March x, 2023 at noon)
Confirmed CTS-3 teams
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE
0930-1030 Packet and map pick-up
1000 Free navigation tips clinic
1030 Pre-race briefing
1100 Mass start
1430-1530 Post-race meal and awards.
Wil Smith and Mike Waddington
ADVENTURE RACING ONTARIO
Challenge the Shield 3-hour has applied to be an event in the 2023 Adventure Racing Ontario Race series. For more information on Adventure Racing in Ontario click the logo.