Storm is brewing for Haliburton May 26-27

Volunteers needed for first Storm the Trent Adventure Race in the village

Published May 15 2018

On May 26 and 27 more than 750 athletes will be coming to Haliburton to participate in Storm the Trent Adventure Race.

While the race will be headquartered right in town at the A.J. LaRue Arena the course itself will make use of the waterfront and surrounding trails backroads and parks. The exact routes are top-secret until race day but each course includes paddling mountain biking and trail running combined with navigation and route-finding. Three different courses will be offered over the weekend ranging from the beginner “Hike” course; the intermediate-level “Trek” course; and the “Trek Elite” advanced course which kicks off bright and early on Saturday morning. A new family category is being introduced this year to accommodate the growing trend of parent-child teams.

The announcement of the first-ever Haliburton edition of Storm the Trent has already been well-received with the race selling out in April. Normally the race is hosted in the Kawarthas but “this venture north to explore the terrain trails and waterways of the Haliburton Highlands is incredibly exciting for us” says race director Sean Roper. “One of the key elements of our events is that the experience be a new one for participants each year and we see huge potential in this area for unique variations of the race for years to come.”

Roper adds “the local community has been wonderfully supportive of bringing Storm the Trent to the region.”

Local businesses can expect a surge in activity over the weekend as hungry racers and their supporters arrive Friday night and are expected to show their presence through until late Sunday afternoon.

Volunteer support for Saturday May 26 would still be greatly appreciated. Interested volunteers can contact Sean Roper race director: 905-580-2767 or go to