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Kingston MTB Weekend: Cannondale XCMarathon 3

Saturday, September 7, 2024 - 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!


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:

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

Changes for 2024 TBD. New map will be posted closer to event date.

2023 map




XCMarathon registration / sign-in is open


Marathon and Half Marathon races start


Sprint race starts


Podiums as races finish & BBQ



Enduro registration / sign-in is open


Rider meeting & briefing, at the barn


Morning stages


BBQ lunch


Afternoon stages



Post Race/Ride Activities


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

Post-race BBQ included with registration. 


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

January 2 - January 25

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

Full and Half U20 : $35     Sprint U20 $30


January 26 - August 23

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

Full and Half U20 : $40     Sprint U20 $35


August 24 - September 7

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.

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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