MORAINE ADVENTURE RELAY OVERVIEW
The Full Relay course is point-to-point from Gore's Landing on Rice Lake in the east, stretching 160km westward to King City. The Half Relay is the last 80 km of the Full relay route from the Purple Woods Conservation Area in the east to King City in the west.
The challenge begins before the start for participating teams since proper planning will play an important part of each team's success.
The Full Relay course is divided into 14 stages of varying distances consisting of water, road and trail portions. With the exception of the 2-person canoe stage, one team member will complete each stage; however, an individual may do multiple stages. Thus, teams may consist of UP TO 15 members.
The Half Relay course is divided into 7 stages of varying distances consisting road and trail portions. One team member will complete each stage; however, an individual may do multiple stages. Thus, teams may consist of UP TO 7 members.
Times will be recorded for each stage. In the Elite category, only the total time elapsed between the start of the first stage and the finish of the last stage counts, so that Elite teams can compete head-to-head. The Elite category is only available in the full relay.
In the Recreational and Corporate categories, the time actually spent on the course is timed (time between when a racer leaves one checkpoint and arrives at the next one) and the cumulative time for all checkpoints is added up. Time spent resting at a checkpoint, changing clothes or fixing equipment is not counted. The team with the lowest overall cumulative total wins.
Our past records show that the average time to complete the full relay is around 11 hours and the fastest record so far is 8 hours and 51 minutes. The Half relay is new for this year so there are no past records for this race
In the spirit of adventure, participants must be self-sufficient. Each participant is responsible for bringing and transporting whatever equipment and nutritional supplies they may require during their stage.
- Water and snacks will be provided at the Check Points that link stages.
- Teams are responsible for their own canoes, paddles, mandatory safety kits, and mandatory life jackets or personal flotation devices (PFDs) approved by one of:
- Transport Canada
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Canoe outfitters can be recommended.