72 hours of adventure, challenge & Inspiration

The Xtreme Character Challenge: a milestone in your life! 72 hours of adventure, challenge and inspiration (Thursday night through Sunday afternoon). Multiple teams of eight to ten men (18 and over) band together to face the rugged terrain in special locations to measure ourselves and each other. Men embark on a life-changing journey, surrounded by stunning scenery, seeking the boundaries of their abilities and trying to overcome the deep abyss between head and heart. Areas like the Suisse Alps, Norwegian fjords, Scottish highlands and here in the Canada,  Continental Divide (Alberta) and Lanaudière (Quebec), Ouachita Mountains (Arkansas), Wichita Mountains (Oklahoma), Sierra Nevada Mountains (California) and Blue Ridge Mountains (North Carolina) are the backdrop for men facing their fears, friends becoming brothers, and God revealing Himself intimately to wild hearts.

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Location: Lanaudière Region

Date: October 24-27, 2024

Price: $ 395 CAD

Max Participants: 50

Start: 8:00 pm Thursday, October 24, 2024

Finish: 12:00 pm Noon. Sunday, October 27, 2024


More than 20 000 men across the world have gone before you in this epic adventure called the Xtreme Character Challenge (XCC). Ordinary men, who are willing to leap into the unknown, challenging themselves to become better at friendships, relationships and most of all, in their own families! Men who are willing to become more outwardly focused, more purposeful, and ready to take up their roles in their homes and societies.

Now it’s your turn! Come with and learn how to make a difference in your unique way. Let’s do some guy stuff!
The beautiful Lanaudière region is situated 30 km  North-East of Montreal,  and includes the valleys of L’Assomption and Ouareau rivers.

During this 72-hour epic adventure, you will journey significant mileage and confront many physical and mental challenges. But the distance that matters is the 250 millimeters between your head and your heart. You will battle the elements, battle with yourself, and with God! But this time, you won’t be alone, you will do it in teams of tens, all on the same journey.

You will invest both time and money in one of the most valuable investments you can make in your life. The XCC is not merely 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 cozy lodges. You’ll leave your mobile phones and watches at the start line! This is unlike any other challenge. This could be the most significant milestone in your life!

It is important that you prepare physically for this XCC. You don’t have to be in top physical condition, but you should be able to carry a fully loaded backpack over rough terrain for 72 hours, and still have some energy/strength left to help another if the need arises. 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 registers separately using the form below.

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


Everyone must travel individually or by team travel to the Lanaudière region to check-in at the starting point. The organization of the 4th Musketeer plays no role in this.


Allow 2.5 hours of travel time from Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to Check-in at the starting point.

You will arrive at sign-in registration Thursday, October 24, 2024, at 8:00 pm (EST)

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, October 27 2024, at 12:00 pm noon (EST), 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.

XCC 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).

There are 50 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.


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.

Carefully read each page and sign/date the document on its last page. If you have questions concerning this, do not hesitate to email the 4th Musketeer Canada at


DISCLAIMER: In consideration for their voluntary involvement in 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, Kampfire, Muskathlon, 4Glory and any other Event in which the 4th Musketeer is involved, where most of the aforementioned events have participants experience physical challenge in Canada (the “Event”), the undersigned and its heirs, executors, administrators and representatives hereby agree:
1. Release. To forever release and discharge, and hereby do release and discharge, the 4th Musketeer
Canada, (hereinafter “4M Canada”) its agents, affiliates, officials, officers, directors, trustees, shareholders, owners, lessors and lessees of premises used, pastors, volunteers, employees, contractors or representatives, all corporations associated or affiliated with 4M Canada, their agents, affiliates, officials, officers, directors, trustees, shareholders, employees, contractors or representatives, and the respective heirs, executors, administrators, other legal representatives, successors and assigns of the aforesaid corporations, individuals and other entities (individually a “Releasee” and, collectively the “Releasees”) from any and all actions, causes of action, in actions, negligence, gross negligence, claims, personal injury, death, property damage or other loss, damage, or expense, including attorneys’ fees (including the cost of defending any claim they might make, or that might be made on their behalf, that is released or waived hereby), proceedings, applications, complaints and demands whatsoever, that may arise at any time (individually, a “Claim” and, collectively, the “Claims”), and arising from or related to the undersigned’s participation in the Event;
2. Renunciation to Sue. To not make any Claim or take any proceedings against any individual, partnership, association, trust, unincorporated organization or corporation with respect to any matter that may have arisen between the Releasees and the undersigned or in which any Claim could arise against the Releasees for contribution or indemnity or other relief over and in relation to any and all dealings between the undersigned and the Releasees with respect to the undersigned’s participation in the Event;
3. Indemnification – Participants. To indemnify and save harmless the Releasees from and against all Claims asserted against and all losses, damages, fines, penalties, deficiencies, losses, liabilities (whether accrued, actual, contingent, latent or otherwise), costs, fees and expenses (including but not limited to interest, court costs and reasonable fees and expenses of lawyers, accountants and other experts and professionals) (collectively, the “Losses”) incurred by any of the Releasees directly or indirectly arising out of or resulting from any of the Claims;
4. Indemnify – Third parties. To indemnify and save harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities arising from any Claims by any third party resulting from the undersigned’s participation in the Event. The Releasees other than 4M Canada are intended to be third party beneficiaries of this agreement and, as such, each of such Releasees are entitled to enjoy the benefits of this agreement and have the right to independently enforce the terms of this agreement directly against the undersigned; and
5. Effects. This instrument shall be binding upon their relatives, personal representatives, heirs,
beneficiaries, next of kin, and assigns and shall inure to the benefit of the Releasees;
The undersigned acknowledges that:
1. Voluntary Participation. Their participation in the Event is purely voluntary;
2. Awareness of Risks. They are aware of the possible RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS associated with the Event including, but not limited to, risk of injury and loss, both to person and property, from, among other things, hypothermia/heat exhaustion, injury from working with tools, sprains, strains and fractures, vehicle accident (road and trail), burn, pre-existing medical conditions, cuts and abrasions, heart attack, flooding, asthma attack, injury due to risk/debris falling, lost participant or crew member, and falling from height. They also understand that the risk of injury includes the possibility of permanent disability or death;
3. Clarification of Risks. As a matter of clarity, they understand that this waiver of liability is intended to address all of the risks of any kind associated with their participation in any aspect of the Event, towards the Releasees, including, but not limited to, risks arising out of, or otherwise related, to any of the following:
a) The use and condition of various modes of transportation, premises, facilities, and equipment;
b) The lack or inadequacy of policies, rules or regulations;
c) The failure of the Releasees to foresee or to protect them from actions, inactions, negligence or gross negligence of any person, or the reckless, intentional or criminal misconduct of persons other than those affiliated with the Releasees;
d) The inadequacy or unavailability of medical facilities or treatment; or
e) The lack or inadequacy of supervision by the Releasees;
4. Assumption of Risks. They assume all risks, known and unknown, foreseeable and unforeseeable, in any way connected with their participation in the Event. They accept personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with their participation in the Event. They acknowledge that the risks inherent in the Event are a significant part of the reason they have made the decision to participate, even though such injury, loss or damage may have been caused by the negligence of the Releasees;
5. 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;
6. Voluntarily. They are signing this waiver of liability voluntarily;

The undersigned acknowledges that:
1. Release of Image. They grant the Releasees the unrestricted, fully paid, royalty free, transferable and irrevocable right, power and authority to use, reproduce, publish, print, distribute, transmit, copy or otherwise exploit, in whole or in part, in any medium known now or later discovered, including by not limited to by means of digital transmission through the internet, point of sale and trade, for advertisements, public relations, education, marketing and promotions, digital and social media and other commercial or non-commercial purposes, their name, nickname, username, biographical information or material, and photographic portraits of photographic (including video) likeness, images of them, or testimonial without restriction for the future promotional purpose of the Releasees produced as a result of the Event (collectively “Personal Content”) worldwide and perpetually. As a matter of clarity, they may be included in portraits, videos or photographic likeness, or reproduction thereof, in whole or in part, in composite or distorted form or as otherwise incorporated into other creative works of authorship, in color or otherwise, made through any medium, including but not limited to display and performance on Internet web sited, videos or
print publication. They further acknowledge and agree that the Releasees may use their Personal Content without the necessity of acknowledging their identity;
2. Other Materials. Their Personal Content may be used in connection with other materials related to the Releases’ brand and products;
3. Moral Rights. To the extent that any “moral rights,” “ancillary rights,” or similar rights in and to the Personal Content exists, they agree not to enforce any such rights against the Releasees;
4. Renunciation to Sue. They renounce to making any claim or taking any proceeding for actions based upon invasion of privacy, violation of moral rights, defamation, false light, and all other potential legal theories of any nature or type, under any state, federal or provincial, statutory law, rule, regulation or court order, whether now known and available or whether later developed, discovered or created and forever release the Releasees for the use of their Personal Content;

The undersigned acknowledges that:
1. Medical Assistance. They authorize the Releasees, to provide to them, through medical personnel of their choice, customary medical assistance, transportation, and emergency medical services should they require such assistance, transportation, or services as a result of injury or damage related to their 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 their behalf. This consent does not impose a duty upon the Releasees to provide such assistance, transportation, or services, and they acknowledge that someor all of these may not be available to them prior to, during or after completion of the Event;
2. Health Insurance. They certify that they have personal health insurance which will provide coverage for them during the duration of said Event. This coverage will insure them FULLY during the duration of said Event. If they are traveling internationally, their health insurance includes FULL coverage in the foreign countries where they will travel, with no territorial limitations. They understand that the Releasees provide no health plan or assistance and that all medical expenses are their own and personal responsibility;
3. Responsibility of the Releasees. In the event of a medical/health problem, the Releasees accept no
responsibility for any costs associated with a medical/health problem nor will they pay for any medical/health expenses that may be incurred by the participant;

The undersigned acknowledges that:
1. Confidential Information. During the Event, or at any time thereafter, they may have access to
information of a confidential and/or trade secret nature (“Confidential Information”) which has great value to the Releasees. For the purpose contemplated herein, Confidential Information shall include, but shall not be limited to, all information (whether or not patentable and whether or not copyrightable) owned, possessed or used by the Releasees, including, without limitation, any vendor information, customer information, trade secret, process, research, report, technical data, know-how, software, software documentation, hardware design, product design, technology, marketing or business plan, forecast, unpublished financial statement, budget, license, price, cost, and employee list that may be communicated to, learned of, or otherwise acquired by the undersigned during or in connection with the Event. Confidential Information also includes confidential and trade secret information of third parties rightfully in the possession of the Releasees which the Releasees are obligated to keep confidential;
2. Non-Disclosure. They agree to keep all such Confidential Information in confidence, and not to
disclose any such Confidential Information to any other person except the Releasees’ personnel entitled thereto, and other persons designated by the Releasees. They shall not use or permit to be used such Confidential Information for the gain or benefit of any party outside of the Releasees or for their own personal gain or benefit;

THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS WAIVER OF LIABILITY, CONSENT TO MEDICAL TREATMENT, RIGHT TO IMAGE AND CONFIDENTIALITY, that they have executed it voluntarily, and that it is to be binding upon the undersigned, the Releasees, and each of their respective heirs, executors, administrators other legal representatives, successors and assigns.

shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of
Quebec and the Canadian laws applicable therein. The parties hereby to attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of Montreal, Quebec.