Cannonball Crush Races Through More of Fort Henry Than Ever Before!

Early-bird registration for Cannonball Crush opens February 15, 2023 at 11:00 A.M.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is excited to welcome Cannonball Crush back to Fort Henry on Saturday, June 10, 2023. This year, Cannonball Crush racers will experience more of the race’s historic backdrop with five new obstacles and a revamped course that runs through more of the Fort than ever before.

Cannonball Crush is an exciting and limit-testing 5 km race with more than 15 formidable obstacles which take strength, determination, and team spirit to overcome. Only those who crush these challenges and cross the finish line can claim to have conquered the Fort!

Designed for 18+ racers of all fitness levels, the race will take place Saturday, June 10, 2023, in advance of YGK Craft Beer Fest, where Cannonball Crush vanquishers receive complimentary admission and fast-lane access as part of their registration. Racers can compete alone or in teams, facing this year’s new obstacles and returning favourites, such as the giant Slip ‘n Slide and the Cannonball Carry.

For those who are eager to crush this uphill battle, registration opens online today, February 15, with discounted early-bird pricing in effect until March 28, 2023. Competitors are encouraged to register early to guarantee their spot. Regular pricing runs March 29 to June 2, 2023 and registration will not be available on the day of the event.

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About Fort Henry
Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1837, designed as the key site in a network of fortifications for the defense of the Rideau Canal and the Kingston harbour. British soldiers were garrisoned there until 1870, followed by Canadian troops until 1891. In 1936, the Fort underwent restoration and opened as a living history museum in 1938. Now a National Historic Site, Fort Henry has seen millions of visitors pass through its gates, entering the realm of 19th century military life. Guests experience self-guided tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard, a highly disciplined group of student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867.

About St. Lawrence Parks Commission
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.

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Katie Forrester
Communications & Media Relations Officer
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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