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Past Newsletters:

February 11, 2015

January 7, 2015

November 4, 2014

ESAR 2015 Announcement

2014 Post-Race Review

Final Update

Team Update#2 (Important Update May 26)

May 1, 2014

Team Update#1


February 2, 2015

The 2015 ESAR racer information package is now live! This handy doc is your A-to-Z guide to all things ESAR, including directions to the race site, the Race Day itinerary, course notes, accommodations info, and the mandatory gear list. It can be downloaded by clicking here.

January 7, 2015

2015 ESAR posters are now in circulation - over the Holiday break we distributed packages to over 400 Fire, Police and EMS stations across the province.  If you haven't seen one at your base and would be willing to print and display a copy, it can be downloaded by clicking here.


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2015 Registration Now Open

The 13th edition of the Emergency Services Adventure Race will be hosted at Hardwood Ski & Bike Centre north of Barrie.  Well-known as one of Ontario's top riding destinations, Hardwood is also playing host to the MTB events at next year's Pan Am Games (hint, hint - lots of great singletrack!)  Online and offline entry options are available on the 'Register' page.

ESAR 2015 News

You asked, we answered - the Emergency Services Adventure Race is returning closer to the GTA in 2015!  We have booked a venue just over an hour outside of Toronto for June 20th of next year, and will be updating this website with details over the coming months.  Further information is provided in the 'ESAR 2015 Announcement' newsletter linked above. 

Another Gorgeous Day for ESAR

The 12th annual edition of the Emergency Services Adventure Race featured another day of sunny skies, great stories, and lots of smiling faces at the finish line! Race results, split times and top finisher photos are now available on our "Results' page, and we will be posting Race Day pics very soon! Be sure to check back again!

2014 ESAR Final Updates!

Don't forget to review the racer information package as well as the updates linked above prior to heading up to Paisley. We'll see you up there!

2014 Early Entry Rates Expire April 11th

Don't delay - we're quickly closing in on the early entry rate deadline of April 11th, after which point you will miss the chance to save $30 off your team entry. Get yourselves signed up soon and save!


January 22, 2014

Great feature in the latest edition of Get Out There Magazine that looks at the "birth, death and rebirth" of adventure racing in Canada. Co-written by past ESAR racer Peter Dobos, it also touches on the Ontario Adventure Racing Point Series (OARPS), on which ESAR is a featured event. Have a read if you’d like, by clicking here

December 12, 2013

Samples of our 2014-edition custom Storm Racing jerseys are now posted on the 'Swag' page. Designed by Sugoi, these Finotech fabric jerseys are lightweight, quick-drying, and at only $40+HST each, they are a ridiculously good deal! Mens and womens cuts available, in sizes XS through XL. Orders can be placed  while registering, or you can contact us directly to order at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 13, 2013

Registration for ESAR 2014 Paisley is now open!  Click on the 'Register' page to access either of the online or offline (ie. paper-based) registration options, the latter of which enables you to avoid the online processing fees. Early entry rates are in effect until April 11th.  Race Day is Saturday June 14th.

September 27, 2013

You can now go ahead and lock in the date - the 12th annual Emergency Services Adventure Race is fully confirmed for Saturday June 14th, 2014!  This time, we'll be bringing ESAR to the scenic community of Paisley in the heart of Bruce County, and introducing an all-new racecourse to boot.  Watch for registration to be officially opened by mid-November or sooner!

June 19, 2013

Congratulations to all teams for conquering the massive terrain of the Beaver Valley at the 11th annual Emergency Services Adventure Race - what a spectacular day! Race results, split times and Race Day pics are now available on our 'Results' page. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for news and updates on the 2014 event!

Final 2013 Racer Update

The final pre-race update (update #2) is now available by clicking here. Be sure to have a read prior to heading up to Beaver Valley!

April 2 2013 

Remember that early entry pricing for this year's ESAR is only in effect until midnight on FRIDAY APRIL 12TH. Please also note that only the first 200 racers to register will receive this year's race souvenirs - guarantee one for yourself and each of your teammates by signing up today!


March 3, 2013

Regular ESAR racers Sean Johnston and Jim Shipley are vying for a spot in the upcoming Amazing Race Canada competition, and we wish them the best of luck! If you've competed in Storm the Trent, ESAR or RockstAR over the past few years, you'll no doubt recognize these two cousins, and with luck, you'll be seeing them on the show this Summer! Click here to check out their audition video.


January 15, 2013

On Saturday February 16th, join fellow racers and race organizers for the Adventure Racing Story Swap starting at 12:30pm at the Toby Jug Pub (15 Allan Drive in Bolton). This is a great opportunity to share and learn from a wide range of adventure racing experiences, and will be held immediately following the Icebreaker O-Cup#4 orienteering race hosted by Golden Horseshoe Orienteering.  To attend the Story Swap, please RSVP by emailing Barb at 'info' at ''


Team Finder

Looking for a team to join, or in need of a teammate to round out your group? Start the chatter now on our new Storm Racing team finder forum! No membership required to post or reply to topics. Start your post now at


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