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2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – July 29 – 30, 2017

The 70th annual running of One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth – The AuSable River Canoe Marathon – is upcoming July 29 – 30, 2017.

Known by its legions of die-hard fans simply as “The Marathon”, this event is one of the original ultra-endurance events in North America. The Marathon is also the middle leg of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing. New York’s General Clinton Canoe Regatta, staged Memorial Day, and Quebec’s Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie, staged over the U.S. Labor Day weekend complete the Triple Crown circuit.

AuSable Canoe Marathon Week kicks off in Oscoda at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, July 25 with the Consumers Energy $5,000 Da$h For Ca$h. The Da$h for Ca$h is a bracket-style, single elimination, “drag-racing” event to be held at the Finish Line in Oscoda.

Racing action continues Wednesday through Friday in Grayling at the Time Trial Sprints for starting position. Much like Indy or NASCAR qualifying, each team sprints a looped course, with their sprint time determining their starting position in the lineup for Saturday night’s 9:00 pm. thrilling LeMans-style run the river that starts the main event. (Wednesday 3:00-6:00 p.m., Thursday 3:00-8:00 p.m., Friday 2:00-4:30 p.m.)

The Pre-Race program in Grayling starts at 6:00 p.m. Saturday night, July 29, leading up to the start of the race – the thrilling Le-Mans style run to the river at 9:00 p.m. The lead teams will reach their first portage at the Consumers Energy Mio Dam at around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 30th; all teams must reach Mio Dam by 4:00 a.m. to remain in the race. The winning team is expected to reach the Oscoda Finish Line at approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday, July 30th.

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the AuSable River Canoe Marathon Page On Facebook.

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Happy International Volunteer Day - Dec 5th. Volunteers are the backbone of any successful event and we Thank You. If you'd like to volunteer to help the Au Sable Canoe Marathon then please fill out our form here. www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ARCM_Volunteer_Form_Rev_1.pdf ...

Happy International Volunteer Day - Dec 5th.  Volunteers are the backbone of any successful event and we Thank You.  If youd like to volunteer to help the Au Sable Canoe Marathon then please fill out our form here.  http://www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ARCM_Volunteer_Form_Rev_1.pdf

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Congratulations Rebecca Davis and Bruce Barton! They finished first in OC2 at the Chattajack race. It’s a well attended race with lots of competition!OC-2 Mixed Podium ...

Congratulations Rebecca Davis and Bruce Barton! They finished first in OC2 at the Chattajack race. It’s a well attended race with lots of competition!

2 weeks ago

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Great work Mathieu St-pierre!! We are proud to have such a great athlete as a finisher of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon! #Tokyo2020#LUNDIMOTIVATION - Voici notre #LundiMotivation de la semaine mettant en vedette l'athlète de Paracanoë Mathieu St-pierre! Sa première année sur l’équipe nationale était en 2017 et il est entraîné par Marc Creamer et Hélène Gervais. Mathieu est originaire de Shawinigan et s'entraîne au Club de canotage de Shawinigan! Mathieu a participé à toutes les compétitions internationales en 2018 et vise sans aucun doute #Tokyo2020! Faits divers à propos de Mathieu 👇🏼 Pourquoi le canoë-kayak? j’adore être sur l'eau, voir la beauté de la nature Quelle est la meilleure chose à propos du canoë-kayak? Cela me permet d'oublier mon handicap. Décrivez le sport en un mot? Liberté / Freedom Super Héro : Rocky // Introducing this week’s #MondayMotivation, paracanoe athlete Mathieu St-Pierre! Mathieu’s first year on the national team was in 2017 and he is coached by Marc Creamer and Hélène Gervais. Mathieu is from Shawinigan and trains at the Shawinigan Canoe Club! Mathieu raced at all international competitions in 2018 and has eyes on #Tokyo2020 for sure! ...

Great work Mathieu St-pierre!! We are proud to have such a great athlete as a finisher of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon! #Tokyo2020Image attachment

 

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Thanks i am here because i racing 10 years on canoë marathon :) after Tokyo i want à second ausable race with my friends :)

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May your blessings outnumber the Autumn leaves. From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving. ...

May your blessings outnumber the Autumn leaves.  From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.
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