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Kingston MTB Weekend: Cannondale XCMarathon 2

Saturday, September 9, 2023 - MTB Kingston

Join us for a classic stop on the XCMarathon circuit and see why it is the most talked about.

 

Ride through a barn, a 1/2 mile pump track, epic rock gardens, bridges -- just a few of the epic trail features at this amazing private trail centre.

 

And remember to bring your gear for camping right at the start finish!

Course

Every year's course is a new adventure, as Rob and the MTB Kingston trail crew never leave things alone! 

 

Although there isn’t a lot of climbing, this is still a challenging ride. There are folks every year who are surprised by the workout they got on this "non-climbing" course. 

Choose from 3 distances:

  • Full Marathon ~60k

  • Half Marathon ~30k

  • Sprint ~15k

Aid Stations:
  • The mid-lap aid station will be as close to the mid point as possible. 

  • There will also be an aid station at the start of lap 2 (30k) for the Marathon distance.

Each aid station will have Skratch Labs hydration, water, fruit, chips, pickles, some Coke, and whatever else we can throw at you to keep you going to the finish line!

Kingston map 2023.jpg

Schedule

Saturday

9:00-10:00am

XCMarathon registration / sign-in is open

11:00am

Marathon and Half Marathon races start

11:01am

Sprint race starts

TBD

Podiums as races finish & BBQ

Sunday

8:30-9:30am

Enduro registration / sign-in is open

9:45am

Rider meeting & briefing, at the barn

10:00am-noon

Morning stages

Noon-1:00pm

BBQ lunch

1:00-3:00pm

Afternoon stages

4pm

Podium

Post Race/Ride Activities

Saturday

Bring your swimsuit to enjoy the pool-side podium ceremony!

Post-race BBQ included with registration. 

Sunday

BBQ lunch provided for registrants. 

 

And the podium is still pool-side! (You will probably get wet, so lean in and just bring a swimsuit.)

Registration Information

The first 100 entries will get a cool t-shirt included with registration!

 

Registration Wave 1: First 50 riders.

Includes a cool T-Shirt!

Full : $70   Half : $60   Sprint : $45

 

Registration Wave 2: 100 riders.

(You can still buy a cool T-Shirt)

Full : $70   Half : $60   Sprint : $45

 

Registration Wave 3: Next 150 riders.

(You can still buy the cool T-Shirt)

Full : $80   Half : $70   Sprint : $55

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

  • Team Colin DJ/announcer services

Important!

Signage

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.

Odyssey Medical

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 2023 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 + Enduro

Want to do the XCMarathon + Enduro? 

Just XCMarathon

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

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