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

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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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The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon would like to congratulate the boys and girls varsity basketball teams from the finish line in Oscoda, they both went undefeated in regular season and went on to be district champions!Congratulations to Oscoda boys and girls basketball teams on your fantastic season! Undefeated seasons & district champs! 🏆 ...

The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon would like to congratulate the boys and girls varsity basketball teams from the finish line in Oscoda, they both went undefeated in regular season and went on to be district champions!Image attachment

The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon would like to thank Heather Tait and Justin Griffith for working a Tip Night Fundraiser as Bartenders at the Hilltop Bar and Grill. We were able to make over $500 to go toward putting on such a great race! Thank you everyone for your support! ...

The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon would like to thank Heather Tait and Justin Griffith for working a Tip Night Fundraiser as Bartenders at the Hilltop Bar and Grill. We were able to make over $500 to go toward putting on such a great race! Thank you everyone for your support!

 

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Justin and Heather, thank you for your time and help!

That is awesome. Congratulations.

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Our sponsorship and ad sales deadline for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon Program Book is March 18th. If you are interested in being a part of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon reach us at contact@ausablecanoemarathon.org ...

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