The AuSable River Canoe Marathon is a non-stop canoe race that starts in the evening with a thrilling LeMans-style running-start to the Au Sable River in Grayling, MI. The marathon ends 120 miles later near the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda, MI. Paddlers must navigate the narrow, winding upper stretch in total darkness, as well as stump-filled ponds and the blazing July sun in the lower stretch. This race is not a recreational canoe float, but a professional, ultra-competitive race with the very best professional paddlers from around North and Central America.
Radio Broadcast Sponsors
98.5UPS is the Official Station of the 2018 Ausable River Canoe Marathon providing exclusive live race day and night coverage with Marathon broadcast legend Larry Roberts.
We thank our sponsors for helping us deliver the 20178 Au Sable River Canoe Marathon radio broadcast. Munson Healthcare Grayling, Fick & Sons Propane, Woodworkers Shoppe, Northwoods Wholesale Outlet and Don Nester Auto – providing the all-night chase vehicle for Larry Roberts and John Sullivan.
Au Sable River Map
More info at AuSableRiverCanoeMarathon.org
Live Marathon Coverage from 98.5
98.5 UPS is the Flagship Station of the Au Sable River Canoe Marathon (ARCM) Radio Network, featuring Larry Roberts, in his 25th year of providing the start-to-finish call of the second leg of Canoe Racing’s Triple Crown.
Listen to 98.5 UPS or toggle the list below to find a station that’s part of the state wide Au Sable River Canoe Marathon Radio Network.
|Area||Dial Position||Call Letters|
|Bad Axe||102.1 FM||WLEW|
|Glen Arbor||104.7 FM||WGFE|
|Grand Rapids||1230 AM||WTKG|
|Houghton Lake||92.1 FM||WTWS|
|Port Huron||1380 AM||WPHM|
|Rogers City||960 AM||WHAK|
|Sault Ste. Marie||1400 AM||WKNW|
|Tawas City||100.3 AM||WQLB|
|Traverse City||98.1 FM||WGFN|
A Unique Spectator Experience
Spectators and Fans are an asset to all teams paddling the AuSable River Canoe Marathon. From the festivities and running start in Grayling, MI to the Finish line on the coast of Lake Huron in Oscoda, MI, there’s many spectating options for everyone. Cheering fans keep the paddlers alert and gives them a boost of morale and adrenaline. The diehard spectators will follow the race from Grayling to Oscoda, and stay up all night!
ISSUU 2018 Interactive Program
ISSUU 2018 Spectator Guide – Flash required.
Da$h For Ca$h
The Dash For Cash is a 64-team bracket-style, single elimination event to be held Tuesday July 24, 2018, in Oscoda. Teams will be competing for a part of a $5,000 prize pool!
The course is approx. 1/4 mile in length. Two teams will sprint downstream at once, starting from behind Gilbert’s Drug Store and finishing at the Marathon Finish Line, just upstream of the Mill Street Bridge. The sprint durations are estimated to last approx. 1m:20s per heat.
Read more about about Dash for Cash.
Radio Broadcast Sponsors
Our local sponsor below, is dedicated to supporting the community and 2018 Au Sable River Canoe Marathon radio broadcast.