AUSABLE RIVER INTERNATIONAL CANOE MARATHON 2021

photos by Brian Connon

Start

July 24, 2021  9:00 PM  Grayling, MI

End

July 25, 2021  All Day  Oscoda, MI

 

 

 

The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon is a non-stop canoe race that starts in the evening with a thrilling LeMans-style running-start to the AuSable 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.


Official Broadcast Sponsor

Larry Roberts & John Sullivan photo98.5UPS is the Official Station of the Consumers Energy 2021 AuSable River International Canoe Marathon providing exclusive live race day and night coverage with Marathon broadcast legend Larry Roberts, assisted by John Sullivan.

 

 

Larry and John will chase the race throughout the night, giving live updates on 98.5UPS several times per hour.

 

Assisting Larry and John from the studio is Steve Claussen from our Steve in the Morning show, He willl also jump-in with updates at the bottom of the hour, regarding local paddlers, and those in the middle and back-of-the pack.

 

  

 

 

 

Live Marathon Coverage from 98.5 fm

Time Trial & Paddler reports all week July 21st-24th

Race Day live reports begin 6:00pm July 24th

Network station Marathon reports twice per hour until 3:00am

Network station Marathon reports once per hour until 8:00am

 

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AuSable River Map

More info at AuSableRiverCanoeMarathon.org

 

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A Unique Spectator Experience

Spectators and Fans are an asset to all teams paddling the AuSable River International 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!

 

DOWNLOAD ISSUU 2021 Interactive Program Book

DOWNLOAD ISSUU 2021  Interactive Spectator Guide - (Flash required)


Da$h For Ca$h

July 20, 2021  5:30 PM  Oscoda, MI

 

The Dash For Cash sprints are a 64-team bracket-style, single elimination event to be held Tuesday July 20, 2021, in Oscoda. Teams will be competing for a part of a $4,000 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.

 

Time Trial Sprints for starting position

Held at Penrods Canoe Livery in Grayling, MI. Spectators welcome!

 

  • Wednesday July 21 4:00pm - 6:00pm

 

  • Thursday July 22   3:00-6:30pm

 

  • Friday July 23   2:00-4:30pm

 

AuSable River Festival Music Stage

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LIVE MUSIC - 3 DAYS - 7 BANDS

Downtown Grayling, Michigan

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NEW PARADE ROUTE 2021

NEW ROAD CLOSURE / DETOUR

AuSable River Internation Canoe Marathon

ONLY ON SATURDAY JULY 24, 2021

Our Sponsored Teams 2021

Each year Black Diamond Broadcasting takes pleasure

in sponsoring several Paddler teams.

 

Highlight Video

filmed and produced by Justin McKee 2016


 

Radio Network Affiliates

Radio Network Affiliates

 

98.5 UPS is the Flagship Station of the Au Sable River Canoe Marathon (ARCM) Radio Network, featuring Larry Roberts, in his 27th year of providing the start-to-finish call of the second leg of Canoe Racing’s Triple Crown.

 

 

Listen to 98.5 UPS or check the list below to find a station that's part of the state wide Au Sable River Canoe Marathon Radio Network.  Stations are subject to change.

 

Stations with marathon coverage

Updated 2021

Area Dial Position Call Letters
Alpena 103.7 FM WGFM
Cheboygan 105.1 FM WGFM
Escanaba 104.7 FM WYKX
Glen Arbor 95.5 FM WGFE
Grand Rapids 1230 AM WTKG
Harrison 98.5 FM WUPS
Houghton Lake 92.1 FM WTWS
Ishpeming 1240 AM WIAN
Midland 97.7 WMRX
Midland 100.9 FM WLUN
Midland 107.7 & 1490 WMPX
Mt Pleasant 95.3 WCFX
Newberry 1450 AM WNBY
Petoskey 102.9 AM WMKC
Prudenville 98.1 FM WUPS
Sault Ste. Marie 1400 AM WKNW
Tawas City 100.3 AM WQLB
Traverse City 98.1 FM WGFN

 

 

  

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