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2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – July 29 – 30, 2017

The 70th annual running of One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth – The AuSable River Canoe Marathon – is upcoming July 29-30, 2017.

Known by its legions of die-hard fans simply as “The Marathon”, this event is one of the original ultra-endurance events in North America. The Marathon is also the middle leg of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing. New York’s General Clinton Canoe Regatta, staged Memorial Day, and Quebec’s Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie, staged over the U.S. Labor Day weekend complete the Triple Crown circuit.

More than 50,000 frenzied fans will cheer & urge on on the tough competitors in The Marathon at various points along the course. First, when the starter’s gun sounds at 9 p.m. Saturday night in Grayling, the teams dash with their canoes through the downtown streets in a thrilling LeMans-style running sprint to the river.

The start of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon has often been referred to as the most intense, exciting several-minute happening in all of competitive sports.

The two-person teams race 120 miles non-stop for 14 to 19 hours & over 50,000 paddle strokes on the AuSable River from Grayling, Michigan to Oscoda, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Huron.

They will battle darkness, weather conditions, river obstructions, illness & sheer exhaustion while charging down the river at a torrid pace of 50 to 80 paddle strokes per minute.

Thousands of fans travel to viewing locations at public access points, bridges & the six Consumers Energy hydroelectric dams that the teams must portage during the race.

Many riverfront homeowners host Marathon Parties for friends & family. The most die-hard fans follow ALL of the race – 120 miles & 14 to 19 hours to the finish line.

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon is organized by a non-profit organization, AuSable River International Canoe Marathon, Inc. (ARICM) which is made up entirely of volunteers who are fans of this great race.

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the AuSable River Canoe Marathon Page On Facebook.

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Great local support from Truly Yours Signs and Shirts for Team Williams/English, Massive Murray Race trip to Australia for the Massive Murray Paddle / Murray Marathon in November.Thank you Sharon Ostrander and Truly Yours for being our official race sponsor, designing and making these performance shirts for us. They are awesome and so are you! ... See MoreSee Less

Great local support from Truly Yours Signs and Shirts for Team Williams/English, Massive Murray Race trip to Australia for the Massive Murray Paddle / Murray Marathon in November.

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AuSable Canoe Marathon competitors Susan Williams & Peggy English are getting ready for their Novemer trip to Australia to compete in the Massive Murray Paddle / Murray Marathon.

They will represent in style! Looking good.

Today, Peggy English posted, "In my life I have been blessed with amazing family and friends. Today one of those amazing friends in flying in so we can train together for the Massive Murray in Australia. Welcome to your second home Susan Williams! 250 miles we got this!! Hup!!"

Follow Peggy & Susan's prep - and their adventure - on their Facebook Page Team Williams/English, Massive Murray Race.

The 71st AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, is upcoming July 28-29, 2018. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@ausablemarathon
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy
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AuSable Canoe Marathon competitors Susan Williams & Peggy English are getting ready for their Novemer trip to Australia to compete in the Massive Murray Paddle / Murray Marathon.

They will represent in style! Looking good.

Today, Peggy English posted, In my life I have been blessed with amazing family and friends. Today one of those amazing friends in flying in so we can train together for the Massive Murray in Australia.  Welcome to your second home Susan Williams!  250 miles we got this!! Hup!!

Follow Peggy & Susans prep - and their adventure - on their Facebook Page Team Williams/English, Massive Murray Race.

The 71st AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, is upcoming July 28-29, 2018. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@ausablemarathon
#HupAllNight 
#ConsumersEnergy

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I certainly hope the Ausable river Marathon is helping them out in their endeavor

Sean Brabant we doing this next year??

Tremendous post very informative I <3

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It has been awhile since we memed you. This meme is from Ryan Matthews; photo - Chris Gallagher).

Send us your AuSable Marathon meme! We will share some of the best memes with all of the fans. Please, keep the memes "clean" and publicly acceptable.

The 71st AuSable River Canoe Marathon - Presented by Consumers Energy - July 2l28-29, 2018. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@AuSableMarathon
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
#PureMichigan
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It has been awhile since we memed you. This meme is from Ryan Matthews; photo - Chris Gallagher).

Send us your AuSable Marathon meme! We will share some of the best memes with all of the fans. Please, keep the memes clean and publicly acceptable.

The 71st AuSable River Canoe Marathon - Presented by Consumers Energy - July 2l28-29, 2018.  Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@AuSableMarathon 
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy 
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
#PureMichigan

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Should have a brace in.

DO NOT grab the boat - Haha. Splash.

Nice Chris!!!

Paddler workout.

71st AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, is upcoming July 28-29, 2018. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@ausablemarathon
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergyI explain how to perform a modified pullups using Olympic rings. Great exercise for gaining strength in paddling specific muscle groups
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