INFINIT Nutrition - On Course Drink Sponsor

This year we will have a special drink on course for you to stay hydrated and energized.

Infinit Nutrition is a unique drink in that it is fully customizable. You can control variables such as flavor intensity, electrolyte levels, calorie amounts, calorie types, and more! Visit to get the full story and learn some amazing things about proper hydration.

On course this year we have a special blend called JET FUEL. This is the exact drink that were used by our Canadian Swim Team at the Beijing Olympics. We've posted the nutritional information below.

If you are interested in ordering your own custom drink for the race, use the following code for 20% off: MARTWNTY26

Race Routes Finalized!

Your Logs, Rocks and Steel team were up on site last week to complete some trail maintenance and scope out the routes.
We are excited to report that all routes are now finalized and the trails have dried up nicely. Now before you break out the 'euro-white-skin-suit', you should know that you still will get dirty; that's part of the fun, right!?
We were there after a rainfall and the trails were awesome. Just the right amount of mud!

There were some changes to the courses so maps have been updated on the Race Details page. Click the image below to see the updates. You will get maps at registration so no need to print anything.

What are others saying about the race?

Below is some of the feedback we received from last year's event. We plan on raising the bar this year!

“Just wanted to give congrats on a great and well run race. We really enjoyed it. It was our first adventure race and we will be doing more including next years race. Maybe the Championship course. We were very impressed with the organization of the whole thing, everything went very smooth. The food and variety after the race as great and the prizes were good as well.”

Craig Garland

“Well done guys! Thanks so much for all the hard work and planning that you put in to insuring we all had an amazing experience. Loved the run (what a trail!), the paddle was great (although I suck at it)...the MTB portion was kinda ridiculously hard, but I can tell people I did it! In spite of that part, I hope the there is a Logs, Rocks & Steel 2009!!!!”

Mark Ciana

“Just wanted to let you know how much we (Team Human Factor) enjoyed your multi-sport race this past weekend. A great run leg, a stunning paddle and a bike leg that won't soon be forgotten. Great work and I look forward to your future races. Happy Trails.”

Tom Bjelic

“I have to pass along my complete satisfaction with the Championship race course design. The trail run was the finest that I've ran in Ontario, the paddle was scenic and a true delight and the MTB section well! You nailed it! and us! There were precious few moments where we felt we could relax into a pace. In fact, I have to say that 99.5% of the time we had to earn every inch of the course we completed. Therein I feel satisfied and can justifiably refer your race to fellow Adventurers.”


“What a great time! Thank you so much for all your efforts and enthusiasm and creating a fantastic event. I did the Minden course and really, really enjoyed it. (Championship next year? I hope so!) But back to this year ... that was a good challenge and a lot of fun. We asked for some adventure and you delivered. There was cursing during some of the hills and for sure on the portaging but that just made the finish even sweeter.

It was an awesome event, thanks again for all the hours to make it so successful. I had a great time, and very memorable.

Cheers, see you next year.”

Gary Seed

Course Conditions and Photos

We had a chance to check out the course conditions in June. Things were still pretty wet and there was lots of dead fall on the trails. Below are some photos of our day and give you a peak at some of the amazing things you will see out there.

We're confident that the trails will dry up significantly by race weekend, however, expect to get very dirty none the less! This is still an adventure race after all; and it will not be without some fun (a.k.a. challenging) sections!


Get your kids racing too!

This year includes a kids race consisting of a 500m paddle - 2km Mountain Bike - 1km Trail Run (Suitable for kids aged 6 to 13). Show them the excitement of racing in nature.

To register for the kids race, send us an e-mail with the child's name to

There is no cost to enter the kids race, but a preregistration is required and a parent/guardian must sign a waiver before the event. Parents, or guardians are encouraged to paddle with the kids.

Canoes will be provided free of charge for the kids race.

Check out the World Multisport Championship Race Video Coverage

The official 2009 Speight's Coast to Coast - One Day video coverage is free to view on your PC.

The three part series covers the 243km World Multisport Championships raced across the South Island, New Zealand and over the rugged Southern Alps - cycling, running and kayaking.

The full coverage will be available over the course of the next three weeks, released in seven minute features each Sunday night.

All you need is good quality broadband to view the first of a three part video coverage on

The coverage is brought to you by the Speight's Coast to Coast and Media teams.

Remember that Logs Rocks and Steel is a qualifier for this race and is the first place prize for the Championship Course solo winner.

Oh yes, and entries are still open for the 2010 Speight's Coast to Coast should you want to sign up.

All Racers to Receive a GUATS Bamboo T...A $40 Value!

All participants of the 2009 LR&S will receive a GUATS T-Shirt. These T's retail at $40 and are included in your race entry. How sweet is that?!

This will be THE most comfortable t-shirt you own! No kidding.

GUATS T’s are made from its signature bamboo organic blend fabric. GUATS Bamboo is incredibly comfortable and breathable, and is naturally moisture wicking, thermal regulating, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, uv-resistant, antistatic, and biodegradable. They will for sure become your favorite the minute you put them on. All GUATS product, including the bamboo fabric is made right here in Canada. For more info on GUATS check out .

We will post the design once it's finalized!

New Race Venue - Come for the race, stay for the weekend!

We are very excited to announce the new race venue at the Frost Center Institute (
You must check out the website and see the awesome photos.

With this new venue, we are now able to provide run course and bike courses that are 100% trail!
Come for the race, stay for the weekend! The Frost Centre boasts comfy & affordable accommodations a mere 100 metres from the Start/Finish & Registration areas. We’ve arranged lodging & meal packages dependent on how long you’d like to stay.
Click here to see details on lodging.

Official Title Sponsor Press Release

GUATS Soft Goods

Becomes Title Sponsor of Epic Multisport Race

GUATS Logs Rocks & Steel to take place in the Haliburton Highlands

on September 5th, 2009

July 27, 2009, TORONTOGUATS Soft Goods, Canada’s newest and hottest active lifestyle bamboo clothing brand is the title sponsor of the Logs Rocks and Steel multisport adventure race, taking place in Haliburton, Ontario on September 5th, 2009.

GUATS Logs Rocks and Steel ( is Ontario’s premiere multisport event that crosses the wild terrain of the Haliburton Highlands. Created and organized by two of Canada’s leading multisport athletes, Derek MacNeil and Bob Miller, this epic, community-oriented race gives participants a world-class adventure race experience within the inspiring natural environment of pristine Ontario cottage country. The Championship Course is a qualifier for the World Multisport Championships in New Zealand and includes a 16 km trail run, a 14 km wilderness paddle and portage, and finishes off with a 50 km mountain bike leg. The winner of the Championship Course race will have their entry fees covered for the World Championships in New Zealand. Amateur and beginner racers will also have the opportunity to experience world-class adventure racing by competing in the shorter Frost Centre Course. There will also be a kids race course to spur the next generation of multisport warriors.

GUATS Logs Rocks and Steel is open to Soloists, Relay teams or Teams of 2. Categories include: Solo Male, Solo Female, Team of 2 All-Male, Team of 2 All-Female, Team of 2 Co-ed, and Relay Teams.

Event co-organizer Derek MacNeil says, “Logs Rocks and Steel was created out of a desire to bring the basics back to adventure racing – fun, challenge, and community. We want people to experience nature in the way that only adventure racing can; that feeling like you are where no one has been before. And in an environment that is simply ‘down to earth’. From the world-class quality of the course, to the post race dinner and bonfire party, people can expect an unforgettable experience that celebrates the beauty of our planet and challenges their warrior spirit.”

"When planning the course we wanted to incorporate a wilderness paddle and portage reminiscent of the courier-des-bois age, a trail run that rewarded fitness, as well as technical trail savvy, and a mountain-bike leg that gave you a sense that you were really "out there" in the back-country” says co-founder Bob Miller. “We want people to experience that Classic Ontario Cottage Country environment, where you're far away from the city & simply enjoying nature at its rawest."

Embracing the GUATS vibe, GUATS Logs Rocks and Steel is all about celebrating an adventurous, active, healthy and fun lifestyle. GUATS co-founder Brad Rudin says, “There is something for everyone – from pro athletes, to those looking to experience the thrill of adventure-based competition for the first time. The values driving LR&S are consistent with the GUATS brand.This is an opportunity for participants to explore their potential, push boundaries, experience positive competition and live fully and positively on this amazing planet.”

“We spent our summers growing up in Haliburton and it has a very special place in our hearts,” says GUATS co-founder Adrian Kraizel. “It’s the perfect Ontario environment for an adventure race and the LR&S guys have done an incredible job designing the courses to showcase and experience this amazing environment.

“Everyone participating in LR&S is a warrior exploring new frontiers within nature and within themselves. GUATS celebrates this warrior spirit in all of us and we can’t imagine a better partner to create an outlet for the warrior to play,” says Derek MacNeil. “GUATS’ dedication to the planet, excellence, and creating a world focused on a healthy, active and fun lifestyle is in harmony with the LR&S culture. We are thrilled to have such a unique company support our event.”

For more information on GUATS Soft Goods, please visit For information on the GUATS Logs Rocks and Steel competition, please visit

About GUATS. GUATS is a Canadian branded active lifestyle clothing line created from next generation bamboo fabrics in Canada. The GUATS vibe celebrates the warrior spirit at play in the modern world. The world's first pure branded active lifestyle bamboo apparel company, GUATS was founded by childhood friends and adventurers Brad Rudin and Adrian Kraizel in Toronto in 2006. GUATS can be found at leading specialty retailers across Canada. GUATS Active.Life.Style. It’s all good.

Welcome to the LR&S BLOG.

Hello Racers!

Welcome to the Official Blog of Ontario's Epic Multisport race, the GUATS Logs Rocks and Steel.

The 2009 race is shaping up to redefine the words 'Epic, Scenic, and Sweaty'! We've got a new venue, new title sponsor, new bike & run courses, and a new kids event!

Be sure to check back often to get all the latest news, updates, and announcements about this year's race.