photos by Brian Connon
July 24, 2021 9:00 PM Grayling, MI
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
98.5UPS 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
Tune dial to 98.5 fm
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