Spectator areas are improved again this year with a focus on seeing real cars on a real road driving real fast.

The best way to catch the action at LHFR is to VOLUNTEER, since there are many trails and driveways throughout the stage which need to be blocked during the rally. This gives you a front row seat at the rally. Additionally, volunteers get fed at the after-rally banquet with the rally teams and receive a token of appreciation from LHFR!! These privileges are not awarded to spectators.

Spectator Guide

Check out our event flyer with all the information you'll need about the cars and how to get to the spectator locations: Spectator Guide

Spectator Locations

  • Gemmills Rd and Lavant Mill Rd (no access via Lavant Mill Rd) - See Map
  • Lodore Rd and Umphersons Mill Rd (no access via Umphersons Mill Rd) - See Map

Spectator Safety Information

Since performance rallies normally take place on forest roads in wilderness areas, persons attending the Lanark Highlands Forest Rally do so entirely at their own risk! This being said, viewing the sport can become an interesting adventure in itself. We suggest that you prepare as if you were going for a walk in the woods. Take warm clothing and footwear, a camera, a watch, food, and a flashlight. By observing the precautions above, your day at the Lanark Highlands Forest Rally should be both memorable and enjoyable.

The rally competitors will be traveling over a wide geographical area throughout the day. The high-speed, timed stages are held on a closed forest access road. While spectating, please obey the instructions of the marshals. Your safety, as well as that of the competitors, is at stake. Remember, your car may be moved or removed if, in the opinion of the rally organizers, emergency vehicles could be hampered by its location. Please keep in mind that all local authorities, and the Ontario Provincial Police, are very familiar with the route of the rally. Play it safe and stick to the posted speeds! PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY!!

Here are some tips to ensure that your Lanark Highlands Forest Rally spectating experience is a good one:

  • Don't stand too close to the road.
  • Don't block escape routes. Rally cars may need the runoff room, and emergency vehicles need to have fast access to the road in case of an emergency.
  • Try to keep behind something solid, such as a large tree or rock.
  • Leave room to move quickly.
  • Keep children under supervision and dogs on a leash.
  • Listen to the marshals. They are there to ensure your safety and enjoyment of the event. We hope to see you out in the forest for the Lanark Highlands Forest Rally! Enjoy your visit!
Latest News
Registration Opens April 7th
Registration will open April 7th.
Event Information Session
MCO will be holding an event information session on February 28th.
Seeded Draw Now Complete
MCO held the seeded draw for the 2015 Lanark Highlands Forest Rally on April 28th.
Thank You to our 2015 Sponsors!
We would like to thank our returning sponsors and welcome some new ones.