Event Details

Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, Canada

Event Overview

Competitor Update now available!

Click here to view the 2021 Competitor Update,  which includes

important details for the upcoming event. 

Team list with team numbers can be seen here.

Overview Venue Map can be seen here.

Cohort 1 Central TA Layout can be seen here.

Cohort 2 Central TA Layout can be seen here.

Emergency Communications Protocol can be seen here.

Yellowbrick Tracker Quick Start Guide

Important Update July 2021:

In order to host the event with Covid mitigation strategies in place, namely

the reduction of large group gatherings, we've been forced to create 2

cohorts, which will each participate during their own 24-hour time-frame.

Cohort 1 will race from Friday AM to Saturday AM

Cohort 2 will race from Saturday AM to Sunday AM 

Registered teams can click here (updated July 24, 2021) to see which

cohort their team has been assigned too.

An email was sent to all registered teams in early June explaining the

changes in more detail. 

When: August 20-23, 2021 

Where: Dorset, Ontario, Canada

Host Site: Lions Camp Dorset
Click Here for a Google Map Link. 

 

Categories: Teams of 3, or 4, can be Coed, All-Male, All-Female

 

Disciplines: Trekking, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, each requiring
wilderness navigation

 

Duration: Teams have up to 24 Hours to complete the course

 

Distance: +150km
Trekking 35km, Paddling 30km, Mountain Biking 85km*

*Distances are approximate and largely impacted by individual team route selections

 

Courses: In order to give all teams the best chance of finishing there will locations along the route where teams can choose a shorter course, or may be directed onto a shorter course if they miss a time cut-off. New for 2021, the various courses will labelled as follows with the longest/full course at the top and each shorter course following below:

Expedition Course

Journey Course

Explorers Course

Challenge Course

Schedule of Events

 

Cohort 1

Friday August 20, 2021

06:00 - Host Site Opens

07:00 – 07:02 - Start waves begin in 30 second intervals on a first-come-first serve basis with 8

teams per wave. Teams should maintain 2m distance to the team in front of them in the start

coral. Teams can start lining up in the start coral any time before 07:00 but must have all team

members present and ready to start. If a team doesn’t make it to the start line before 07:02 they

can begin at any time thereafter but must check-in with start line staff before beginning.

Saturday August 21, 2021

07:00 - Course Cut-Off

08:00 - All Cohort 1 Teams have cleared the host site.

 

Cohort 2

Saturday August 21, 2021

08:30 - Host Site Opens

09:30 – 09:32 - Start waves begin in 30 second intervals on a first-come-first serve basis with 8

teams per wave. Teams should maintain 2m distance to the team in front of them in the start

coral. Teams can start lining up in the start coral any time before 09:30 but must have all team

members present and ready to start. If a team doesn’t make it to the start line before 09:32 they

can begin at any time thereafter but must check-in with start line staff before beginning.

Sunday August 22, 2021

09:30 - Course Cut-Off

10:30 - All Cohort 2 Teams have cleared the host site.

 

Accommodation Options

Roofed accommodations near Dorset book quickly in the summer months, so plan

accordingly. Follow this link for a list of options near Dorset. 

Unfortunately, camping or accommodations will not be available at the host site

this year in order to aid with Covid mitigation strategies. 

 

Finding Team-mates

Interested in finding a team, or require a team-mate to round out your roster?
Send an e-mail to (bob"at"wildernesstraverse"dot"ca) with a description of your
AR experience, goals and location. We keep a list of teams and individuals and make matches frequently. We also recommend posting on the Facebook Event discussion

 

Adventure Racing Ontario Series
 

For those interested in seeing how their team stacks up against the competition in Ontario, Wilderness Traverse is a member of the Adventure Racing Ontario Series. Teams will earn points for the series by participating at Wilderness Traverse. More details can be found by clicking on the link above.