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AUSABLE RIVER 2018 CANOE MARATHON

AUSABLE RIVER 2018 CANOE MARATHON
  • AuSable River 2018 Canoe Marathon

  • Daily times may vary

  • Grayling to Oscoda

  • AuSable River

We are proud to be the Flagship Station for the 71st
AuSable River International Canoe Marathon
a Triple Crown of Canoe Racing event

Start July 28th 9:00pm in Grayling.  Finish Line July 29th 10:00am in Oscoda.

Black Diamond Broadcasting station 98.5UPS Classic Hits is the Flagship Station for all-night updates of the event, along with veteran announcer, Larry Roberts & John Sullivan.


SEE our ARICM Homepage link for:

Preliminary Races:

C1 Express, Klondike Challenge, Special Olympics, Curlys Memorial Race, Spikes Challenge


Da$h for Ca$h race in Oscoda

  • July 24 at 5:30pm AuSable Finish Line Park – Mill St. Bridge & US-23

Time Trial Sprints July 25-27

Penrods Resort in Grayling

  • Wednesday, July, 25 – 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26 – 3:00-8:00 p.m
  • Friday, July 27 – 2:00-4:30 p.m

Rabaska R-9 Race at Mio Dam – July 27-28-29

  • FRIDAY  July 27th 4:00 PM, relay race from the start line (Grayling) to Mio Dam
  • SATURDAY July 28th – 11:00 AM, race on Mio Dam’s pond
  • SUNDAY July 29th – 6:00 AM, official race from Five Channels Dam to the finish line in Oscoda

More Events

  • Pledge Relay for canoing community members
  • Festivals in Grayling and Oscoda
  • HUP- Hurry Up and Paddle contest
  • Scholarship Fund for high school students

See the 98.5 UPS Sponsored Paddlers in this link


 

Thanks for local support from our friends at ~

 

  • The AuSable River International Canoe Marathon (ARICM) is 120 miles long, non-stop, starts at night and contestants must navigate narrow winding river as well as stump-filled ponds.  So contestants must be in peak physical condition in order to complete the race in the allotted time. This race is not a recreational canoe float, but a professional competitive race with the very best professional paddlers from around North and Central America. The race starts at 9 PM Saturday night where contestants and feeders must navigate the upper stretch of the river in total darkness.
  • ARICM Spectators are a very important part of this unique marathon.  They cheer and motivate their favorite teams throughout the day and night.  They must find access to the river in total darkness, must navigate among thousands of other fans in order to get a glimpse of their favorite team, then move to another location.  These fans will do this for fourteen to nineteen hours as the contestants move down river.  Race fans are an integral part of the AuSable River International Canoe Marathon.

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Admission: FREE

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