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Cannondale XCM 1

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - Mansfield Outdoor Centre

The H2i is back for 2024!

An Ontario spring classic returns. Will there be dry, dusty trails? Will there be traces of snow and some double track with little bits of single track on the ridge? No one knows until race week!


But we do know it will be a blast -- and the perfect start to your 2024 racing season.


The bestest, awesomest single track trails that we can find with some passing room. MOC has been building trails since last year's Eager Beaver, so there will be new things to discover paired with the classics you love.


Kind of like those fancy restaurants that have "market price", we will figure out the distances when we know the trail conditions.


In the meantime, here are our goal times:

  • Full Marathon ~2:30-3 hours

  • Half Marathon ~1-1:30 hours

  • Sprint ~30-40 minutes

Expo / Stuff Going On


Get a look at the latest cross country weapon at the Cannondale tent. 


See the Shimano neutral service crew for any last-minute issues. The best support crew in the business! 

Performance Suspension Design aka "Shock Doc"

Your local suspension tuning specalist. Hand in your shock for service at the event and save on shipping.

Rider MTB

Great clothing, samples, custom gear for yourself or your team (even if you don't want to murder the dirt). 

Pine River Café

Mansfield's new eatery! Grab a complimentary beer on us from Mono Centre Brewing (ages 20+).



Registration / sign-in is open 


Sprint starts


Marathon starts


Half Marathon starts


Podium for Half Marathon


Podium for Marathon

Registration Information

January 2 - January 25

Full : $65   Half : $55   Sprint : $40

Full and Half U20 : $35     Sprint U20 $30


January 26 - March 29

Full : $80   Half : $70   Sprint : $45

Full and Half U20 : $40     Sprint U20 $35

March 30 - April 13

Full : $100   Half : $90   Sprint : $55

Full and Half U20 : $50     Sprint U20 $45

A big thank you to for helping cut the cost of youth racing.

What do you get?

  • Skratch Lab Nutrition on course

  • Professional first aid by Odyssey Medical

  • "Over-marked" course so you can enjoy the day without worrying about getting lost

  • Inclusive and encouraging vibe

  • GPS track to follow so you are super confident

  • Wicked draw prizes!

  • Aid station on course



There will be lots of signs on course. Our arrows are orange UCI-shaped arrows on a white background. We also have an X for when you miss a turn.


These are used at our discretion and are not at every turn, so keep your head up, or use your GPS.

First Aid

Odyssey Medical will be on site to take care of any first aid issues. If you or a rider near you is injured during the race call Odyssey Medical (on number plate) or report to one of the Aid Stations.

What bike can I ride?

Any mountain bike that is trail worthy and safe!


We've even had some people have a great day riding a gravel bike or fat bike. (Just keep in mind that with a gravel bike, you may feel the bumps at bit more.)

Substance Projects' Weather Guarantee

Weather is always challenging and can completely change a race. So we developed the Substance Projects 100% Weather Guarantee: We guarantee that 100% of the course will have weather.


If any section doesn’t have weather we will refund you that percentage of your entry fee upon proof there was no weather.

Whining Policy

We have a strict "No Whining" policy. If it was all easy and downhill then it wouldn’t feel like you accomplished anything!

Inclusive Race

These are races for everyone! In the spirit of equity and inclusion we celebrate difference and especially encourage those who have historically been excluded from sport.


See our Inclusion Statement on our About Us page.

Cancellation / Refunds

For 2024 there will be NO REFUNDS for those who can’t make it on race day or for cancellation of the event for any reason.


If the event cannot proceed, registrants will have their entry carried over to the re-scheduled date or have credit for another Substance Projects Event.

Registration Form

XCMarathon Series

Want to do just the H2i? Use this form below.


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