Route: Rideau Trail (ON, Canada)

Ontario, CA

Note this is different from the Rideau Canal !

Derrick Spafford posted:

The Rideau Trail is a 300km trail that runs from Ottawa to Kingston the features technical trail, but is also linked together by road and paved path. The Fastest Known Time on the trail is:

Time: 83h31m
Year: 1983
Name: Bob Tysen
Rideau Trail Website: 

The trail has changed some since 1983 with some sections (some harder/some easier, some shorter/some longer), but the distance is essentially the same and should still be considered close enough to that of 1983 for FKT purposes.


Note that the trail was also run as an 11-woman relay, as posted by Gemma Kitchen:

The Wild Bruce Chase, made up of 11 women (this FKT), set the women's relay fastest known time on the Rideau Trail. The Wild Bruce Chase completed the continuous, end-to-end run in 34 hours 40 minutes. The trail's length is 328 kms. The Wild Bruce Chase started on July 1, 2017 at the North Terminus (Ottawa) and ended on July 2, 2017 at the Southern Terminus (Kingston).

Here's an article on our adventure:

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I am intending to run / hike the Rideau Trail, solo with support (occasional food and water resupplies, planned rest period in Smiths Falls, Ontario) from the South Terminus in Kingston, Ontario to the North Terminus in Ottawa, Ontario (approx. 328 km) on or about 28 JUNE 2020, in an attempt to set a supported FKT.  I'll let you know how it goes...