Pure Canadian Racing Adventures

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 experience with elements of dirt, sweat, camaraderie, and the traditional adventure race disciplines of paddling, trekking and mountain biking. But we're not big on the "same old, same old" common to most series races - each event features its own unique theme, host venue and race format. Choose your event and choose your adventure!

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Storm the Trent | May 14-15, 2016

Choose from race options ranging from a full-day challenge to an entry-level introductory course, and be a part of Canada's largest adventure racing event! Three separate events are staged over the course of race weekend, each featuring progressive levels of course distance and degree of difficulty. Racers are offered the choice of the beginner-friendly 'Hike' course, the intermediate-level 'Trek,' or the 'Trek Elite' advanced course, as well as team formats ranging from a solo option to teams of two or four.

Voted for nine years by readers of Get Out There Magazine as Eastern Canada's favourite adventure race, this is consistently our most popular event, and is widely recognized as the first choice for beginners looking to test the waters of the highly addictive world of adventure racing.

Emergency Services Adventure Race (ESAR) | Returning 2017

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 course options, 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. 


RockstAR Adventure Race | July 23, 2016

With a unique "choose-your-own-adventure" format, a choice of short or long course options, and a post-race buffet like no other, this is the event where adventure racing teams of two or three are truly treated like the rock stars they are!

Staged exclusively in the legendary Haliburton Highlands, the RockstAR race venue at the Bark Lake Leadership Centre is bar none the best site to host an adventure race anywhere in Ontario. Take elements such as a private lake; acres upon acres of surrounding Crown Land; awesome ATV-trail mountain biking; and seemingly limitless options for true wilderness checkpoint-finding. Now compliment it with inexpensive on-site accommodations and an absolutely perfect venue to host a fantastic post-race party. The result is RockstAR - the adventure racing equivalent of your favourite concert location, and Canada's rocking-est adventure event!


Storm the 'Scarpment | Returning 2017

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!


About Us

With over 40 successful events to his credit, Race Director Sean Roper has been obsessed with the sport of adventure racing since he first volunteered at a race back in 1998. After the highly successful launch of his first Storm the North Shore in North Vancouver, Sean brought Storm Racing back with him to Ontario in 2002, and has since grown it into Canada's largest adventure race series. He is a career event professional, with over 10 years of experience behind the scenes at adventure racing, running, cycling and fundraising events ranging in size from 200 to 14,000 participants.

An accomplished adventure racer and ultra-runner himself, you can usually find Sean at various events throughout the province, or across the country and beyond.