The Storm Multi-Sport Adventure Series is a collection of Canada's largest and most inclusive adventure racing events. From absolute beginners to seasoned veterans, we've got something for anyone seeking a quality event with elements of dirt, sweat, camaraderie and the traditional adventure race disciplines of paddling, trekking and mountain biking. Join us in 2018 and take part in the event experience that has drawn over 15,000 racers to the Storm Racing start line!
Emergency Services Adventure Race
Created for emergency services personnel but open to all, ESAR features long and short course options in the classic sprint adventure race format. Established in 2003, this race boasts the unique distinction of having been hosted from thirteen different race sites since its inception, all against the backdrop of Central and Southern Ontario's best adventure terrain.
Teams of 3 competing in Fire, Police, EMS, Military and Civilian divisions are given the option of trekking, paddling and mountain biking their way through two racecourse designs, ranging from three-to-five or five-to-eight hours in length. Teams must work together as they navigate their way through an unmarked racecourse and contend with map and compass work, strategy and decision-making, the assignment of special tasks, as well as the many challenges posed by the natural elements. Finishing is not an option, it's a duty.
Storm the 'Scarpment
Storm the 'Scarpment features both 25 and 50km course options made up of paddleboarding, biking, paddling and trekking stages; all against the backdrop of the mighty Niagara Escarpment. This UNESCO world biosphere reserve landmark sets the stage for the 'Summit' and 'Apex' racecourses, each of which offers a unique mix of technical and highly scenic terrain, combined with some spectacularly fun singletrack riding.
The Fall counterpart to our signature Storm the Trent race, this event is similarly designed to be an entry point into the sport of adventure racing, and is open to both soloists and teams of two. Racers ranging from absolute beginners to seasoned veterans can expect a day of multi-sport adventuring that is nothing short of challenging, thrilling, fast and fun!
Race Director Sean Roper has been active behind the scenes of events of all kinds since 2002. In addition to marketing and producing over 40 adventure races to more than 15,000 participants under the Storm Racing banner, Sean has managed the planning and operations of a wide range of signature events across the GTA:
- the 15,000-person Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart - Canada’s largest charity cycling event
- an inaugural run/walk event for over 4,000 participants
- a 5,000-person Guinness World Record attempt
- a stair-climbing fundraiser across Toronto’s seven tallest office towers
- numerous gala dinners, cross-province cycling tours, and fundraising walk events
Sean is always eager to talk about new opportunities, and can provide hands-on support with concept development, logistics, course design, site planning, CAD plans, and virtually anything else event-related you can throw at him!
If you have a project that you would like to discuss, please feel free to get in touch at 'info' at stormevents.ca
Sean has been obsessed with both event production and the sport of adventure racing since he first volunteered at a race back in the late nineties. After the highly successful launch of his first event Storm the North Shore in North Vancouver, Sean brought Storm Racing back with him to Ontario and built it into Canada's largest adventure race series. He is a career event professional, with over 15 years of experience behind the scenes at adventure racing, running, cycling and fundraising events.
A three-time competitor in the Adventure Racing World Championships, Sean is an accomplished adventure racer and ultra-runner himself. You can usually find him at various events throughout the province, or across the country and beyond.