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Cannondale XC MarathonSeries Race #1 – Humbler – Substance Project

October 2

The Humbler is back! Round 1 of the Cannondale XCMarathon Series 2021.
This year the XCMarathon series will look a little different.

Tech Guide: Coming Soon

Registration: CLICK HERE

We are teaming up with The Ganny Enduro for a “MTB King/Queen of Kawartha” Competition.

Riders who participate in both the XC Marathon 1 on Saturday Oct 2nd in Northumberland, and in the Ganny Enduro will be entered. The lowest cumulative time of both days will determine this winner.

Winners will receive a prize from @batemansbikeco and be ingrained into a sweet trophy by @inspiredbyrundle

15km Morning Race

Starting off in the morning we will have an Individual Time Trial start ~15km one-lap race. The field will be limited to 100 riders so sign up fast. Riders will start at 30 second intervals in cohorts of 25 with a 3 minute gap between cohorts. This is a perfect place for younger riders and anyone who is interested in trying their first race. Lots of excitement and fun on a marked course while you try to set your fastest time without worrying about riding in a big group all. All the race, none of the stress.

45km Afternoon Race

The next group will start riding at 12:30 and will tackle the 15k course 3 times for a 45km race against the clock. We will be revisiting our options as we get closer, with regards to permits and COVID restrictions, to group riders closer together. Start order will be based on your category. The afternoon 45km race will be limited to 100 riders. So register fast to get in.


Course map coming soon.(Pending final approval) The course will be fast and fun. There are a few roots and some rolling climbs, but it will be very rideable. While most people will be able to ride it, you will have to have skills and nerves of steel to get the most speed out of it.

Important reminder: Call your pass! We want to keep the course fun so there is a lot of single track, but it is wide in many parts to allow passing. So call in advance ‘rider passing’,and if you hear someone passing coming up behind you, please allow them through as soon as it is safe! Don’t hold people up but also don’t get all elbowy on us and make people feel unsafe. Cool?


7:30 – Rider check in for 15km opens

8:30 – First rider for 15km starts

9:30 – Last rider for 15km starts

(9:15 – First rider for 15km Finish)

11:00 -Last Rider for 15km Finish

15km Depart

11:30 – Rider check in for 45km Opens

12:30 – First rider for 45km starts

13:30 – Last rider for 45km starts

14:30 – First rider for 45km finish

18:00 – Last rider for 45km finish


Morning Race

First 50 Entrants $35

Entrants 51-75 $40

Entrants 76-100 $45

Afternoon 45k Race

First 50 Entrants $50

Entrants 51-75 $55

Entrants 76-100 $60

Insurance/License/OCA Membership

Insurance for the event and sanctioning will be provided by the Ontario Cycling Association. All participants must be a member of the OCA with a citizens permit or race license, or an affiliated UCI body. An Affiliate Club Membership does not provide insurance for racing and you will need to upgrade to a Citizens Permit with the OCA or, for a nominal cost, we will be offering a  one-day membership at registration for those who do not intend to get a race license or citizens permit this year.

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.


We will have a strict ‘No Whining’ policy. If it was all easy and downhill then it wouldn’t feel like you have 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’ page

Cancellation / Refunds

For 2021 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.


We are looking at the option of mailing your number plates out in advance. Please ensure that the address you enter is accurate!

Please check back here on the week of the race for start times.

Please ensure that your email is accurate on your registration and check your junk mail during the week prior to the race as we will be sending out instructions from webscorer.com .

Race Day Registration

There will be no race day registration in 2021.


**All dates subject to change**


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Beagle Club Trailhead
Beagle Club Rd
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Dan Marshall