Amphibious Challenge - Sheenboro

Canada’s Original SwimRun Race


Four Elements Racing, Pontiac West, and the village of Sheenboro are proud to announce the 4th edition of the Amphibious Challenge.    This event will include a 16 km and 40 km course, both taking athletes into the beautiful Ottawa river. This event is open to 2-person teams and is Canada’s original swimrun race.  Weather permitting, the race will start at 9:30 AM.

Welcome !

“Sheenboro is looking forward to hosting the 2019 Amphibious Challenge again this year.This successful and growing event is very important to Sheenboro and our neighbouring municipalities.On behalf of our community I would like to welcome all the competitors,wishing you all a pleasant stay,enjoy the nature and get a taste of Sheenboro hospitality.”

Doris Ranger Mayor of Sheenboro

Welcome to Sheenboro!  Swimrun has been growing steadily in North America and the Amphibious Challenge, which started in Sheenboro is Canada’s most well known, and respected swimrun race.

Simon Donato Race Director

Race Location

Pontiac Hotel

 7 Perrault Rd. Sheenboro, Que

Courses Maps & Rules

Long Course – Team

Swim – 6 legs:  4700m 

Run – 9 legs:  35 km

Total distance: 39,7km

 Short Course – Team 

Swim – 5 legs:  3150m

Run – 6 legs: 12,9 km

Total distance: 16,05 km

Get familiar with Swimrun Rules !


SWIMRUN Team Entry Long Course – Price increase April 30 2019

Team entry for the 2019 Amphibious Challenge Long Course swimrun race on Sept. 07 2019 (This price includes both athletes). Please indicate coed, male, or female team. This is a 40 km course with 4 km of swimming legs.

SWIMRUN Team Entry Short Course – Price increase April 30 2019

Short course entry for Sept. 072019. The course is 15 km long, with ~ 2.5 km of swimming. This price covers both athletes. Please indicate coed, male, or female team. 

SWIMRUN Solo Entry Short Course – Price increase April 30 2019

Short course entry for Sept. 072019. The course is 15 km long, with ~ 2.5 km of swimming.

Volunteer Registration

Online sign-in for volunteers to enable email communications ahead of the event. 

Registration includes: 

  • Athlete breakfast
  • Athlete meeting prior to the start of the race
  • Food and aid stations along the course
  • Athlete lunch
  • Participant swim cap
  • Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each division.
  • Finisher medallion

Deferral, Transfer, Participant Change Policy

Teams may elect to defer, transfer or change their registration. To view the policy and associated fees, click

Athlete Guide

The Athlete Guide will be published two weeks prior to race day.  Click here to get a copy of the 2018 Athlete guide

Event Timeline (subject to change)

Registration and racer breakfast will begin at 7:00 AM at the Hotel Pontiac. 
Pre-race briefing will begin at 9 AM.
Weather permitting, the race will start at 9:30 AM and all teams must be off the course by 5:00 PM. 


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The residents of Sheenboro are well know for their hospitality amongst many other traits. They are pleased to offer a number of options for accommodations close to the race start at Hotel Pontiac.

Athletes can select accommodations on a first come, first served basis and can choose from cabins, to cottages, to full homes.

Camping is available
Cottages for rent on Airbnb or VRBO

Charming local accommodations also available at:
The North Fork (Nichabeau) 
Spruceholme Inn (Fort Coulounge)