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.


Due to COVID-19 we have postponed registration for the XCCs in 2020. However, we are still fighting the good fight. Our response to the COVID-19 is the Remote Character Challenge (RCC) event. We are in the process of creating a Remote Freedom 8848 event and other remote content.

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Your Registering for the Quebec XCC - OCTOBER 28-31, 2021


Location: Lanaudière Region, Quebec

Date: October 28-31

Price: $325 CAD

Max Participants: 30

Start: 8:00 pm.  Thursday, October 28, 2020

Finish: Noon. Sunday, October 31, 2020


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 325 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 28, 2021, 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 28, 2021, 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:
A cancellation fee of CAD 75 applies to all participants.

Cancellations made within two months before the start of the weekend; you pay 50%.

Cancellation within one month before the start of the weekend, you pay 100%

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 XCC. 4M 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 100 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

On the second page of the registration, you will be required to fill out a waiver, which is a legal document. It is your responsibility to read and understand everything in it, and by signing it, you are giving up certain rights, including the right to sue.

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