*NEW* Date: Saturday September 21st, 2013 (Date and venue changed April 2013)
Logs Rocks and Steel is a multisport race across the wild terrain of the Haliburton Highlands in Ontario, Canada. Participants have two courses to choose from. The Wolf Course, which consists of a 5k paddle, 17k mountain bike, and 6k trail run. Or the Championship Course, which consists of a 14k paddle, 50k mountain bike and 16k trail run. Courses will be fully marked (except for the paddling legs, where minimal navigation skills are required). Both routes are jaw droppingly scenic, amazingly challenging and at the end of it all, absolutely rewarding!
The following Get Out There Magazine video provides a great taste of what to expect in the event. It was created in 2011 by Championship Course participant Stephan Meyer.
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April 24, 2013: The date for the 2013 event has been changed to Saturday September 21, 2013 in order to accommodate our new host site at the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve. We appologize in advance for any planning, or scheduling hardships this may cause. The change is the result of our 2012 host site, YMCA Camp Pine Crest recently changing their decision about hosting the event in 2013. We'd been working wth camp staff through last fall and into 2013 shoring up plans and details for the 2013 event, however the camp has been having issues with their Cottage Association as some cottagers along Clear Lake Road (which we use to access the camp and during the cycling portion of the event) did not appreciate the increased traffic. In light of these circumstances, as well some communication break-downs within the camp we only reccently found out they did not wish to host the event in 2013. We'd like to thank YMCA Camp Pine Crest for their hospitality over the past 2 years as we enjoyed working with camp staff and experiencing the beautiful venue and terrain of the Torrance Barrens. We also wish them well in their dealings with their Cottage Association and Town Council.
We're thrilled that Haliburton Forest is able to host the event as we'd considered this venue as a host site for LR&S in the past. For those who've never explored this area it's a massive 80,000 acre private reserve boasting hundreds of kilometres of multi-use trails, over 50 freshwater, spring-fed lakes and is blanketed with thriving new and old growth forests. These attributes, coupled with onsite accommodations and food services made for a perfect fit with the event. Feel free to visit the Haliburton Forest Website for more details, or preview the "Race Details" page to find out what's in store for the new 2013 Logs Rocks and Steel courses.
May 30, 2011: Please note the distances for the "Pine Crest" and "Championship" courses have been adjusted based on the new 2011 host-site. Rest assured, the physical challenge will be comparable to years past. The most notable adjustment will be the mountain bike leg on the "Pine Crest" course going from 15k up to 22k. This is due to the addition of a road section to get participants back to basecamp and the transition to running.
December 20, 2010: After much exploring this past fall, I'm thrilled to announce YMCA Camp Pine Crest in southern Muskoka will be the host site of the 2011 Logs Rocks and Steel. The new courses will cross some of the most scenic and challenging terrain Ontario has to offer. Located in the Torrance Barrens area of southern Muskoka the trails cross many areas of exposed bedrock, offering fun, fast riding, or running, coupled with many breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness. The venue is also perfect as it sprawls over hundreds of wooded acres, has waterfront access to two remote lakes, boasts excellent food and offers onsite accommodations. I can't wait to introduce everyone to the all-new 2011 Logs Rocks and Steel.
August 31, 2010: Pre-race newsletters have been sent to all registered participants. If you did not receive a newsletter, click on one of the following links for the details: Championship Pre-Race Newsletter Frost Pre-Race Newsletter
August 9, 2010: I just received this year's preliminary t-shirt design, it's pretty cool, check it out by clicking here. I'm pretty sure we'll have one of the most sought-after event T's out there. For those not familiar, our T's are manufactured and designed by GUATS Soft Goods, I think they do an amazing job capturing the LR&S spirit.
July 20, 2010: Check out our 2010 Promotional Poster
We've received some great testimonials over the years:
"The LRS was truly a amazing race! The course was a perfect mix of gorgeous paddling, epic yet fun mountain biking and some of the coolest running in ontario. The organization was second to none. It is an event that I would highly recommend to any outdoor enthusiast!"
Eric Batty (2011 Championship Course Solo male winner)
Team Trek Canada
"Extremely well organized by all...the camp site was perfect....the course was challenging (loved the water, sweated throught the bike and jumped/climbed through the run!) To top it all off a refreshing jump in the lake at th end made the race incredibly memorable."
Thanks for accomodating parent/kid teams.
Andy & Ryan
Team Caledon Canucks
"Great race course, awesome venue! I like the fact that you make a course that's suitable for those 'at the back of the pack' and we can still brag about the fact that we finished!
I am already training for next year."
"Just wanted to drop you a line and say what a great job you did on the course. The biking section was awesome...I always know a good bike route when I complete it with dirt on my face :) My partner and I (Pinecrest competitors) did end up on the championship course, but I have to say we enjoyed it, and I think it adds an edge to such a race when the red carpet isn't rolled out for you on the course, adds adventure and keeps competitors on their toes."
Looking forward to 2012
“Just wanted to give congrats on a great and well run race. We really enjoyed it. It was our first adventure race and we will be doing more including next years race. Maybe the Championship course. We were very impressed with the organization of the whole thing, everything went very smooth. The food and variety after the race as great and the prizes were good as well.”
“Well done guys! Thanks so much for all the hard work and planning that you put in to insuring we all had an amazing experience. Loved the run (what a trail!), the paddle was great (although I suck at it)...the MTB portion was kinda ridiculously hard, but I can tell people I did it! In spite of that part, I hope the there is a Logs, Rocks & Steel 2009!!!!”
“Just wanted to let you know how much we (Team Human Factor) enjoyed your multi-sport race this past weekend. A great run leg, a stunning paddle and a bike leg that won't soon be forgotten. Great work and I look forward to your future races. Happy Trails.”
“I have to pass along my complete satisfaction with the Championship race course design. The trail run was the finest that I've ran in Ontario, the paddle was scenic and a true delight and the MTB section well! You nailed it! and us! There were precious few moments where we felt we could relax into a pace. In fact, I have to say that 99.5% of the time we had to earn every inch of the course we completed. Therein I feel satisfied and can justifiably refer your race to fellow Adventurers.”
“What a great time! Thank you so much for all your efforts and enthusiasm and creating a fantastic event. I did the Minden course and really, really enjoyed it. (Championship next year? I hope so!) But back to this year ... that was a good challenge and a lot of fun. We asked for some adventure and you delivered. There was cursing during some of the hills and for sure on the portaging but that just made the finish even sweeter.
It was an awesome event, thanks again for all the hours to make it so successful. I had a great time, and very memorable."
Cheers, see you next year.