- Storm the Trent is open to solo racers and teams of 2 or 4 only.
- Teams must complete each of the race sections as a team (ie. not relay-style), and must remain together as a team at all times during the race.
- Teams complete the paddling section(s) in canoes only. Tandem kayaks or stand-up paddleboards are not permitted. Teams may only paddle with two people per canoe.
- Solo racers may paddle in kayaks, or any other watercraft that is not oar-locked. Stand-up paddleboards are not permitted.
- Information on race routes and the order in which you will be completing each of the race disciplines will be provided on Race Day only.
- Each racecourse will be made up of both marked and unmarked sections, connected by a series of checkpoints through which racers must pass en route to the Finish Line. Each team or solo racer is issued a set of colour maps and a list of written instructions indicating the locations of the checkpoints.
- Each team or solo racer is issued an electronic timing card and a passport which is to be carried throughout the race to record information at each of the checkpoints they pass through.
- Racers are entirely self-sufficient while on the course (no outside support crews are allowed).
- All teams/solo racers are responsible for carrying a list of mandatory gear items throughout the race (see “What You Need” below).
- Racers compete only against others in their chosen race division. Awards will be presented for each category:
Solo Male Open
Solo Male Masters*
Solo Female Open
Solo Female Masters*
Teams of Two
Team of 2 - Male
Team of 2 - Female
Team of 2 - Coed
Teams of Four
Team of 4 - Male
Team of 4 - Female
Team of 4 - Coed
*Masters categories are open to solo racers 40 years and over.
- The fundamental rule of Storm the Trent is that team members be within 100m (and in visible sight) of each other at all times. Teams caught breaking this rule will be penalized or even disqualified.
- If a team member cannot continue the race for any reason, then their teammates must stay with that person until Race Management is informed. Teams may continue (unranked) if a team member withdraws, but only once that team member has been safely removed from the course.
- Course checkpoints must be completed in the order they are assigned.
- All racers must race with a list of mandatory team and individual gear requirements. Time penalties will be applied if a team or solo racer is found to be without a mandatory gear item.
- Racers must wear their bike helmets at all times while traveling by bike, and their PFD's at all times during water travel. Racers found not wearing their required gear will be disqualified.
- Teams paddle in canoes only (tandem kayaks are not permitted), and may not paddle with more than 2 people in a canoe. Use of kayak paddles in canoes is allowed. Solo racers may paddle in kayaks, or any other watercraft that is not oar-locked. Stand-up paddleboards may not be used.
- All racers must have their race bib visible at all times during the race, and must affix their race number to the front of their bikes with the plates provided.
- Each team or solo racer must check in with race officials at each of the staffed checkpoints. Failure to do so will result in a "NOR" ranking (Not Officially Ranked).
- Each team or solo racer is solely responsible for ensuring that they have been checked through by checkpoint staff. Not being accounted for at any of the staffed checkpoints will result in an automatic "NOR" ranking.
- For safety and/or logistics reasons, certain areas of the racecourse will be declared “out-of-bounds”. Any team or solo racer found in these areas will be immediately disqualified.
- Cut-off times may be imposed at certain checkpoints. Teams or solo racers that arrive at such checkpoints after the designated cut-off time will be directed to the Finish Line.
- Use of map-based GPS on the racecourse is not permitted. However, GPS watches used for the purpose of recording data for post-race download may be worn.
- Each team must have a team name included with their registration. Storm Racing reserves the right to refuse entry to any team that does not provide a team name.
- Members of a team may be changed, but only if notification is given prior to Race Day.
- All racers must check in prior to the start of the race, and must sign a race waiver. Any participants who are under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian present when signing these waivers.
- Racers in the 'Hike' event who are under 16 years of age must be on a team that includes at least one adult.
- Racers in the 'Trek' and 'Trek Elite' events who are under 18 years of age must be on a team that includes at least one adult.
How it Works
- A confirmation of each team registration will be sent via email. Be sure to contact us if you have not received confirmation within 10 days of submitting your registration form.
- Racer information packages with all of the details on the host site location, directions, Race Day itinerary, course notes, accommodations listings and a directory of canoe & kayak rental options are available here:
What You Need
- Click here to view the Storm the Trent gear list which outlines all of the items which each team and solo racer must carry with them throughout the race.
- Please note that food & water is not provided on the racecourse - racers are to be self-sufficient throughout.
- Basic “needs” for all racers include an off-road bike and certified bike helmet, a Coast Guard or Department of Transportation approved PFD, good trail shoes, suitable clothing, enough food and water to sustain you for the duration of the race, and lots and lots of energy!
- Teams may either supply their own canoes or have rental boats reserved at the race site. Rentals may be included with your race registration, or may be booked by contacting us. Solo racers are responsible for providing their own kayaks.