Moose Knuckles Adventure Race
The Moose Knuckles Adventure Race will take between 8 to 10 hours to complete, depending on your rate of travel and decision making. Teams of 2 to 4 people (teams may be all male, all female or co-ed, but no solo racers) will travel together throughout the race. Your team will navigate to checkpoints (CP) and punch your team passports to confirm completion. Some checkpoints will be optional so that all teams have a chance to finish.
The 2023 race will include biking, paddling (canoes or kayaks), and trekking from point to point.
Location: Ste Rose du Lac, MB
Parc Molgat Park North East of Riding Mountain National Park
*Camping available $30 serviced (water & power) $15 unserviced tents only. Includes free firewood and showers.
Additional lodging available across the road at Ste Rose Inn Chicken Chef 204-447-3111
Date: September 23, 2023 at 8:30am
Registration: Opens: March 1,2023 at 8amFees $100.00 plus GST per racer until May 31st then $150.00 per racer.Camping $30 per night serviced $15 per night for tents.*No Refunds but transfers allowed*limited to 30 teams.
Maximum of 30 teams.
Only maps supplied by race organizers are permitted. In 2023 the maps will be Municipal Maps. Knowledge of how to use a compass is mandatory. Your team will receive a set of written instructions to aid you in getting from check point to check point. No GPS is allowed.
The on foot section will be mainly off-trail with cattle being the biggest obstacle.
Biking terrain will be mainly dirt and gravel roads with possible UTV trails. Mountain bikes are recommended. Helmets are mandatory.
Optional equipment: canoes or kayaks. Requirement is your whole team will need to travel by water. The paddling will be outside of RMNP so no AIS (aquatic invasive species) needed but be responsible and bring clean boats. Teams may have to portage boats.
During the race, your team may be given a special task to complete. No special skills required.
1. The race package your team receives will include all the maps required for the race, course instructions and all CPs will be plotted.
2. Teams will collect a passport and at each checkpoint, will punch the passport to confirm completion.
3. The maps in the race package are the only maps permitted on the course. Protect your map with a waterproof map case. Remember NO GPS but bike computers are allowed.
4. The course instructions will include a brief description of particular obstacles to watch for throughout the race and a list of all CPs on the course. Refer to it throughout the race and protect it from moisture.
5. Teams must travel together (within 50m) throughout the race. CPs must be obtained in the order specified by the course instructions.
6. At the end of the race, teams must hand in their passport to qualify for the unmanned check points.
7. Scoring: The team crossing the finish line first with all mandatory CPs and the most optional CPs will win. If a team arrives at the finish after the race cut off time they will lose one CP for every minute they are late. Prizes for the top teams in each category.
8. All team members must wear the race bib at all times. All Mandatory gear must be carried at all times. Racers not wearing a race bib or carrying mandatory gear will be accessed a time penalty. Safety equipment must be worn for each specified discipline ex. PFD for paddling or helmet for biking. Racers not wearing safety gear will be disqualified.
9. Teams are encouraged to help each other. No penalty will be incurred for receiving assistance from another team. Teams are required to assist any racer that is in need of medical assistance. No team shall receive any assistance from anyone outside the race.
10. Teams found traveling on restricted roads or areas designated ‘out of bounds’ will be disqualified.
11. All teams must act in an environmentally responsible manner. No litter, gear or any other object can be left on the race course, at the start line or host site except for designated areas.
Individual Gear (Must be carried at all times)
- 1 whistle
- 1 knife
- 1-liter minimum capacity water bottle or hydration bladder
- 1 Emergency blanket
- 1 headlamp
- 1 lighter or matches
- 1 pair of race-specific footwear (ie trail runners)
- 1 pair of long pants or tights
- 1 fleece or soft shell mid layer
- 1 lightweight rain jacket
- 1 toque or buff
- 1 pair full finger glove
- 1 safety glasses or sunglasses or prescription glasses for bushwacking
- 1 race bib (provided in race package)
Team Gear (to be carried at all times)
- 2 compasses
- 1 pen/pencil for marking the map
- 1 watch
- 1 waterproof map case
- 1 waterproof case for storing pages
- 1 set of maps + instructions (provided in race package)
- 1 first aid Kit
- 1 tweezer
- 6 Anti-Inflammatory tablets
- 6 Anti-histamine tablets
- 1 roll adhesive tape
- 1 gauze roll
- 1 tensor bandage
- 6 large adhesive bandages
- 5”x5” blister pad (ex moleskin)
- 1 cellphone in water proof container for Emergency use only!
Mountain Bike Gear (to be carried during bike section)
- 1 mountain bike
- 1 bike helmet – must be worn at all times
- 1 spare tube unless running tubeless
- 1 pair of bike gloves
- 1 tire pump
- 1 set of tire levers
Paddle Gear (to be carried during the paddle section)
- 1 Personal Flotation Device PFD with whistle attached – must be worn at all times
- 1 canoe paddle or 1 kayak paddle or 1 set of hand paddles
- Adequate canoe or kayaks to carry the entire team. Do not need AIS inspection.
- Rescue Rope
- Use of GPS, smart phone or device with GPS capabilities- they may be carried for Emergency use only.
- Maps other than those supplied by the race organizers