Fort Henry was built at the top of a hill to dominate the areas below. It was surrounded by rough terrain and natural obstacles to make assaulting the Fort a hopeless endeavor. Faced with steep hills, deep ditches, and water on three sides denying a preferred approach, no one dared to attack… until now!

Following the critical success of the 2013 & 2014 events, in 2015 Fort Henry will be hosting the third annual Cannonball Rush, a 5km run combined with challenging obstacles designed to test your strength, determination, and team spirit. Only those who overcome these challenges and cross the finish line can claim to have conquered the Fort!



  Up to March 31 Apr 1 - May 15 Apr 1 - June 13
Individual $45 $55 $65
Individual Military $40 $50 $60
Team (min 4) $40 $50 $60
Team Military (min 4) $35 $45 $55

For teams of 11 or more, please contact

* Online registration closes at midnight on June 9, 2015

** After June 9th up until 9:30am on race day, registration can be done in person at Fort Henry Admissions.




What is Cannonball Rush?
Cannonball Rush is an exciting yet challenging race with 10+ obstacles designed to test strength, determination and team spirit.

How long is Cannonball Rush?
The Cannonball Rush course is 5 kilometres.

Where does Cannonball Rush take place?
Cannonball Rush takes place at Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario. Fort Henry is a National Historic Site of Canada as well as a World Heritage Site along with the Rideau Canal.  The Fort was built in the 1800’s to defend the Rideau Canal, the Royal Naval Dockyards, and Kingston harbour from American aggression. Today, Fort Henry is a living history museum, depicting British Army life in the year 1867.

Where can I park during the event? How much does parking cost?
Parking is free! You can park your vehicle in our main parking lot beside the Discovery Centre.

Is Fort Henry open on race day?
Fort Henry will remain open during the event. Operating times are 9:30am to 5:00pm. The Battery Bistro, Grape Escapes and Trade Square will also be open to the public.

What is the minimum age requirement?
Rushers must be 18 years or older on race day to participate.

Who can compete in Cannonball Rush?
As long as you are over the age of 18 – you can compete! Cannonball Rush has been designed for all fitness levels. We encourage everyone to try and conquer Fort Henry.

How do I register for Cannonball Rush?
Registration is easy! Click the link on our website and follow the onscreen instructions. If you are registering a team, be sure to have your teammates’ personal information prior to registering, you will need their full name, age on race day, email, and t-shirt size.

What is the deadline for registration?
Online registration closes June 9, 2015 at midnight.

Can I register after June 9, 2015?
Yes, after online registration closes you can register at Fort Henry admissions up until 30 minutes before the race starts.

What do I get with my registration?
Every registrant will receive:
- Cannonball Rush technical t-shirt
- Professional chip timing
- Entry to the Beerfest & Food Truck Festival
- Bragging rights

Do you offer refunds? 
We do not offer refunds.  You may still receive your race kit on the day of the race, or later date of your choosing.

What if my teammate can no longer attend?
If you or a teammate can no longer attend, but have already registered, we cannot offer a refund. However, teams may replace members under the same registration. Contact for more information.

What kinds of obstacles are at Cannonball Rush?
Cannonball Rush provides challenging obstacles that include climbing, crawling, swimming and more. The course is very unique with both modern and historically themed obstacles.

Where can I find a course map? 
The 2015 course will be released soon.

What time should I arrive on race day?
Race day registration and bag check begins at 8:30am at the Fort Henry Discovery Centre. We recommend all Rusher’s arrive no later than 9:00am.

What should I wear to Cannonball Rush?
Running shoes are a must. Other than that, feel free to dress up however you want! We love seeing individuals and teams in costume.

Are spectators allowed? Do they need to pay admission to attend?
Spectators are welcome and encouraged! There will be spectator zones with great views of the action, and there is no admission cost to watch your loved ones Rush through the course from these zones.

Will there be a bag check for my belongings?
Yes. You can check your bags or car keys during race day registration. Important valuables should be locked safely in your car.



"A unique obstacle race that's built around history and includes history in its obstacles! A great experience for anyone who just wants to have fun racing! Its a RUSH!" - Joanne Delia, 2013 Rusher

"What an awesome event. This is a must if you're new to obstacle courses." - Ken Burneau, 2013 Rusher

"Storm the Fort and experience a truly challenging race, bringing to life the obstacles faced in early war times and more! Are you brave enough to experience the RUSH?" - Kelli McRobert, 2013 & 2014 Rusher




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