TEAM 2022

We're a proud Flagship Station

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Our Sponsored Teams 2022

Each year

Black Diamond Broadcasting

takes pleasure in sponsoring 

several Paddler teams

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Time Trial Sprints

for starting position

Held at Penrods Canoe Livery in

Grayling, MI. Spectators welcome!

 

  • Wed July 27  4:00-6:00pm
  • Thu  July 28  3:00-6:30pm
  • Fri    July 29  2:00-4:30pm
  

 

AUSABLE RIVER INTERNATIONAL CANOE MARATHON 2022
 

Start

July 30,

2022  

9:00 pm  

Grayling

End

July 31,

2022

10 am -

All Day  

Oscoda 

 

 

 

photos by Brian Connon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.             

 

 

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE

Live race day and night coverage with Marathon broadcast legend Larry Roberts (for 28 yrs) 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 from the studio is Steve Claussen from our Steve in the Morning show, He will jump-in

with updates at bottom of the hour, regarding local paddlers,

and those in the middle and back-of-the pack.

Larry Roberts & John Sullivan photoLarry & John

 

 

 

Live Marathon Coverage from 98.5 fm

  • Time Trial & Paddler Reports all week July 26 -29
  • Race Day live reports begin 6:00pm July 30
  • 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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Interactive Program Book 2022

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Interactive Spectator Guide 2021  

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Da$h For Ca$h

July 26, 2022 | Racing 5:30 PM | Registration 3:00pm | Oscoda, MI

The Da$h For Ca$h sprints are a 64-team bracket-style, single

elimination event to be held Tuesday July 26, 2022,

in Oscoda. Teams will be competing for a part of a $5,000 prize pool!

Read more about about Dash for Cash.

 

Highlight Video

filmed and produced by Justin McKee 2016

Sponsors

Local Broadcast Sponsors

 

We thank our sponsors for helping us deliver this radio broadcast.  

Munson Healthcare Grayling 

Fick & Sons Propane

Woodworkers Shoppe

 Don Nester Auto

providing the all-night chase vehicle

for Larry Roberts and John Sullivan