Are you ready to break away from the Grid?  

Come be a part of Northern Ontario’s longest, toughest and most remote trail run!  Enjoy breathtaking scenery of the Laurentain Mountains in the peak of the autumn colours. 

There are no roads and no pavement. The course is 100% trail and completely remote. It is you, your footsteps and the quiet of the wilderness. 

The course is a 12.5 km loop with a mix of terrain from various single track sections, old forest logging roads, rolling hills, super steep hills, fast flatter sections, technical rocky sections, creek crossings and a short section through a gravel pit with a sand dune to slide down.  Each additional loop is completed in the opposite direction, which makes it feel like a 25 km loop….plus everyone loves the community feeling of the lapping runners cheering each other on.

Hike option available for the 12.5 km and 25 km.

To stay up to date on current announcements and connect with other race participants, please join our Facebook group page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/runoffthegrid/.

Registration Fees

50km

Mar 1 - Aug 31 Current Price $80.00
Sep 1 - Sep 22 $90.00
Sep 23 - Sep 28 $100.00

25km

Mar 1 - Aug 31 Current Price $70.00
Sep 1 - Sep 22 $80.00
Sep 23 - Sep 28 $90.00

12.5km

Mar 1 - Aug 31 Current Price $55.00
Sep 1 - Sep 22 $65.00
Sep 23 - Sep 28 $75.00

Video Race Report by Get Out There Magazine

What does the Run Off-the-Grid Support?

  • Local food bank – we feel it is important to give back to our local community and $5 from each registration is donated to our local Mattawa Food Bank. A collection box will also be available on race day for donations of non-perishable food items.
  • Nature's Harmony Ecolodge - remaining proceeds from this event are invested back into Nature's Harmony to further our vision of connecting people with nature and the great outdoors while demonstrating sustainable living practices.  The funds raised help us to expand and improve product offerings, including our goal to eventually build a central facility for educational purposes, school programming, hosting workshops and retreats.

Camping

Camping is available at Nature’s Harmony event site for both Friday and Saturday. Campers or trailers are welcome. Sorry no hydro hook ups. Amenities include: compost toilet facilities, eco-showers, hot sauna, two large group fire pit area’s with cooking grills, swimming in the Bay and play area for children. 

Camping Fee – $12/person/night (children of race participants will be free). 

Event Schedule

  • September 30 09:00 AM EDT - 50 km

  • September 30 10:00 AM EDT - 25 km

  • September 30 10:00 AM EDT - 12.5 km

Contact Information

Event Location

574 Snake Creek Road, Mattawan, ON, Canada

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