72 hours of adventure, challenge & Inspiration

With teams of 6-8 men, we want to encourage you to invite men in your social sphere, the church family or where you live to join you in this adventure. Not only is it important to venture with friends, one of our goals this year is to get you started with some tools to continue the fight after the event having other men in your corner

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Registration starts Feb 1, 2024

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Location: Continental Divide

Date: Jun 6 – 9, 2024

Price: $ 395 CAD

Max Participants: 125

Start: 8:00 pm Thursday, June 6, 2024

Finish: 12:00 pm Sunday, June 9, 2024

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE (AB) June 6 – 9, 2024

Thousands of men around the world have gone before you in the life-enriching experience of an Xtreme Character Challenge (XCC). Friendships are forged, hearts cleansed and relationships renewed. Now it’s your turn. Join us for our second Canadian XCC starting Thursday June 6, 2024 at the rugged yet beautiful terrain of The Great Continental Divide, Alberta. For seventy-two hours you will battle the elements, God and yourself in teams of tens. During the weekend, you will journey significant mileage and confront many physical and mental challenges. But the distance that really matters is the 250 millimetres between your head and your heart.

You will invest both time and money; one of the most valuable investments you can make in your life. The XCC is not simply an extended weekend; it is a journey of brotherhood to the foot of the Cross. If you decide to accept the challenge, you must make this decision wholeheartedly. You will not have a private hot shower at your disposal; in fact there will be no showers and no running water! No bunk beds or cosy lodges. You’ll leave your mobile phones and watches at the start line! This is unlike any other challenge. This could be the biggest milestone in your life!

It is important that you prepare physically for this XCC. If you cannot walk up the stairs without running out of breath or jog to your local supermarket for a morning paper, then start training now!



You operate in a team of eight to ten men (18 years and older). You can assemble this team and register as a group; you can also participate as an individual. If you want to join as a complete team, each person needs to register separately using the form below, and list each other as requested teammates and we will do our best to accommodate.

The participation fee is $395 Canadian per person. This amount does not include your travel to and from your location.

There are 125 participants spots available for this weekend. Participant spots will be reserved by order of registration. Caution: if you want to participate with more than one person in a team, make sure that all members sign up in time. No spots are kept open for team members.


Everyone must travel individually or by team travel to the check-in at the starting point. The organization of the 4th Musketeer plays no role in this. The check in point is about 3 hours from Calgary and the exact location will be revealed closer to the event.


Allow 3 hours of travel time from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Check-in at the starting point.


You will arrive at sign-in registration Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 8:00 pm (MDT)

The location of the event will be communicated between the time of registration and check-in.

Each participant must have a valid ID.


On Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 12:00 pm noon (MDT), you will be finished.


Please note the cancellation policy of the 4th Musketeer.

The following provides important information concerning any request to cancel, substitute another person, or request a refund of fees for the events. To conserve and be good stewards of the budget and expenses of the 4th Musketeer, the following policies are in place.


All 4M XCC events require FULL payment upon registration.

Refund & Cancellation

For cancellations made more than 60 days before the event start date, your registration fee will be refunded less a cancellation fee of $75.00. For cancellations made between 30 and 60 days of the event start date, you will be refunded half of the registration fee. For cancellations made within 30 days of the event start date, there will be no refund of the registration fee.

Registrations may not be transferred to other participants.

4M Cancellation

If 4M must cancel an event for any reason, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid minus a $25 administrative fee. Participants can also transfer their funds to a future 4M Canada events. 4M Canada or any of its event partners are not and will not be held responsible for the reimbursement of costs incurred due to travel expenses for the event (for example: cancellation/flight change fees or rental fees for traveling to or from the event).


You MUST read this waiver before proceeding. You will be required to agree to it when completing the form below. By agreeing it, you are giving up certain rights, including the right to sue.

This Agreement witnesses that for good and valuable consideration, including the acceptance of this Agreement by The 4th Musketeer Canada (“4th Musketeer”) for participation in any “4th Musketeer Event” (“Event”) including but not limited to Extreme Character Challenge “XCC”, Remote Character Challenge, Freedom 8848, Team Everest Challenge, Arise, Muskathlon, 4Glory and any other Event in which the 4th Musketeer is involved in, the sufficiency and receipt of which consideration are hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby represents, warrants and agrees to and with 4th Musketeer as follows:

Voluntary Participation. I understand and confirm that my participation in the Event is voluntary.

Identification of Risks. I understand that the Event will expose me to the very real risk of injury and loss, both to person and to property, from, among other things, fatigue, cold, hunger, thirst, physical exhaustion, inclement weather (which can be extreme and can change rapidly and without warning) and other natural hazards including rugged terrain and conditions. Hiking, climbing, camping, crossing and walking in creeks/rivers/lakes and related activities, games, food preparation, campfires, and transportation to such activities involve additional risks and dangers. Other potential risks include the remote locations that we use (i.e. mountainous terrain where natural hazards abound). During these activities, participants could become lost or separated from their guide (where provided), where rescue and communication can be difficult and medical treatment may be unavailable.  I also understand that the risk of injury includes the possibility of permanent disability and death. I understand that this Waiver, Release of Liability, Indemnification, and Consent to Medical Attention is intended to address all of the risks of any kind associated with my participation in any aspect of the Event including any risks arising from the actions, inactions, negligence or gross negligence of the 4th Musketeer, its employees and agents and other participants in the Event, including owners, lessors and lessees of premises used, their respective officers, pastors, employees, agents and volunteers, and all of the heirs, successors, and assigns of any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Representatives”), including, but not limited to, risks arising out of or otherwise related to any of the following:

  1. The use and condition of various modes of transportation, premises, facilities, and equipment;
  2. The lack or inadequacy of policies, rules, or regulations for the Event;
  3. The failure of the 4th Musketeer or any Representatives to foresee or to protect me from actions, inactions, negligence or gross negligence of any person, or the recklessness, intentional, or criminal misconduct of persons other than those affiliated with the 4th Musketeer;
  4. The inadequacy or unavailability of medical facilities or treatment; or
  5. The lack or inadequacy of supervision by the 4th Musketeer or any Representatives.

Assumption of Risk. I assume all risks, known and unknown, foreseeable and unforeseeable, in any way connected with my participation in the Event. I accept personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with my participation in the Event. I acknowledge that the risks inherent in the Event are a significant part of the reason I have made the decision to participate.

Release and Waiver. I agree to release and I hereby do release, the 4th Musketeer and all of the Representatives from any and all liability for, and I hereby waive any and all claims for, personal injury, death, property damage or other loss, damage, or expense, including attorneys’ fees, in any way connected with my participation in the Event, whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence, gross negligence or other misconduct of the 4th Musketeer, any Representatives or any of the other participants in the Event (a “Claim”).

Indemnification. I agree to indemnify the 4th Musketeer and its Representatives against, and to hold them harmless from, any Claim, or any expense, including attorneys’ fees. (including the cost of defending any Claim I might make, or that might be made on my behalf, that is released or waived hereby), in any way connected with a Claim.

Binding Effect. This instrument shall be binding upon my relatives, personal representatives, heirs, beneficiaries, next of kin, and assigns and shall inure to the benefit of the 4th Musketeer and the Representatives.

Severability. If any provision (or portion of any provision) of this instrument is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforceable in part to the fullest extent permitted by law, and such invalidity or unenforceability shall not otherwise affect any other provision of this instrument.

Applicable Law. The 4th Musketeer operates from the province of Alberta and in order to provide certainty in the law to be applied in the construction of this instrument, this instrument shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the law of the province of Alberta.

Marketing Release. The 4th Musketeer may record me (and every other participant on the Event) at any time during the Event on videotape, audiotape, photograph or any other form of media, and may use my name, voice, or testimonial without restriction for the future promotional purpose of the 4th Musketeer.

Consent to Medical Treatment. I authorize the 4th Musketeer and the Representatives, if any are present, to provide to me, through medical personnel of their choice, customary medical assistance, transportation, and emergency medical services should I require such assistance, transportation, or services as a result of injury or damage related to my participation in the Event. This consent is given in advance of any specific diagnosis, treatment, surgery or medications, and is given to provide authorization and specific consent for medical/dental treatment and care in my behalf. This consent does not impose a duty upon the 4th Musketeer or its Representatives to provide such assistance, transportation, or services, and I acknowledge that some or all of these may not be available to me prior to, during or after completion of the Event.

I certify I have personal and or provincial health insurance which will provide coverage for me during the duration of said Event. This coverage will insure me FULLY during the duration of said Event. If I am traveling internationally, my health insurance includes FULL coverage in the foreign countries where I will travel, with no territorial limitations. I understand that the 4th Musketeer provides no health plan or assistance and that all medical expenses are my responsibility.

This is a waiver, release of liability, indemnification, and consent. I have read this waiver, release of liability, indemnification, and consent. I understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it. I am signing this waiver, release of liability, indemnification, and consent voluntarily.

I, for myself, and on behalf of my heirs and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS the 4th Musketeer, their heirs, employees, also insured’s, other participants, and owners, lessors and lessees of premises used, from any and all claims, demands, losses, and liability arising out of, or related to any INJURY, LOSS, DISABILITY OR DEATH I may suffer, or loss or damage to persons or property, even if ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF the 4th Musketeer or others, to the fullest extent permitted by law.