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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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The Texas Water Safari (TWS) is, like the AuSable River Canoe Marathon, "One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!" Billed as the "World's Toughest Canoe Race" it covers 260 miles on the San Marcos River.

Here is 2:26 (2 hours, 26 minute) documentary film about the 2017 TWS that provides an in-depth view of this storied race.If you ever consider attempting the Texas Water Safari I highly recommend watching this. This video also features shots from inside one of the best bars that...
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1 day ago

AuSable River Canoe Marathon

Congratulations and well done: 64th in 17:51:35 - Team # 59 - Fritz Hansen, 76 & Jaya Elleson, 57, both of Burlinton, WI.

From the photo album "ALL of the Finishers of the 2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon", here> goo.gl/ZDrtBn

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth! AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

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#PureMichigan64th in 17:51:35 - Team # 59 - Fritz Hansen, 76 & Jaya Elleson, 57, both of Burlinton, WI

Finishers of the 2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon Presented by Consumers Energy, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth! AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

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Congratulations and well done: 64th in 17:51:35 - Team # 59 - Fritz Hansen, 76 & Jaya Elleson, 57, both of Burlinton, WI.

From the photo album ALL of the Finishers of the 2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon, here> https://goo.gl/ZDrtBn

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth! AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

#HupAllNight 
#ConsumersEnergy 
#PureMichigan

Via the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing: Quebec's Steve Lajoie & Guillaume Blais top the standings of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing​ as the countdown is on to la Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie​, the final stage of the Triple Crown.

Only one point separates the leaders from Samuel Frigon, also of Quebec, who is third in the standings. Lajoie & Blais also hold a 9:43 (9 minute, 43 second) lead over Frigon in combined-elapsed time following the first two Triple Crown races - New York's General Clinton Canoe Regatta​ & Michigan's AuSable River Canoe Marathon​. Combined-elapsed time is used to break a points-tie in the rankings.

Frigon & his partner Chris Proulx, of Quebec - Champions of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon - will be matching up against the Champions of the General Clinton Canoe Regatta - Lajoie & Blais - at la Classique, over Labor Day weekend. Proulx did not compete in the General Clinton C-2 pro race and, so, does not qualify for Triple Crown ranking.

Trevor LeFever (New York), Mike Davis (Michigan), Jimmy Pellerin (Quebec), Michael Schlimmer (New York), and Shane MacDowell (Michigan), round out the top spots in the Triple Crown rankings. In the Triple Crown rankings below, those paddlers listed in BOLD have registered as of August 16 to compete at la Classique, the final stage of marathon canoe racing's Triple Crown.

La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie is upcoming September 1-4: 120 miles, 4 days, and 70,000 spectators on the St. Maurice River from La Tuque, to Shawinigan, to Trois-Rivières, Quebec. For more information: classiqedecanots.com

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#TourismeShawiniganQuebec's Steve Lajoie & Guillaume Blais top the standings of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing as the countdown is on to la Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie, the final stage of the Triple Crown.

Only one point separates the leaders from Samuel Frigon, also of Quebec, who is third in the standings. Lajoie & Blais also hold a 9:43 (9 minute, 43 second) lead over Frigon in combined-elapsed time following the first two Triple Crown races - New York's General Clinton Canoe Regatta & Michigan's AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Combined-elapsed time is used to break a points-tie in the rankings.

Frigon & his partner Chris Proulx, of Quebec - Champions of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon - will be matching up against the Champions of the General Clinton Canoe Regatta - Lajoie & Blais - at la Classique, over Labor Day weekend. Proulx did not compete in the General Clinton C-2 pro race and, so, does not qualify for Triple Crown ranking.

Trevor LeFever (New York), Mike Davis (Michigan), Jimmy Pellerin (Quebec), Michael Schlimmer (New York), and Shane MacDowell (Michigan), round out the top spots in the Triple Crown rankings. In the Triple Crown rankings below, those paddlers listed in BOLD have registered as of August 16 to compete at la Classique, the final stage of marathon canoe racing's Triple Crown.

La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie is upcoming September 1-4: 120 miles, 4 days, and 70,000 spectators on the St. Maurice River from La Tuque, to Shawinigan, to Trois-Rivières, Quebec. For more information: classiqedecanots.com

#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
@canoeregatta
@ausablemarathon
#HupAllNight
#PureMichigan
@classiquedecanots
#itsaclassic
#TourismeShawinigan
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Via the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing:  Quebecs Steve Lajoie & Guillaume Blais top the standings of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing​ as the countdown is on to la Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie​, the final stage of the Triple Crown.

Only one point separates the leaders from Samuel Frigon, also of Quebec, who is third in the standings. Lajoie & Blais also hold a 9:43 (9 minute, 43 second) lead over Frigon in combined-elapsed time following the first two Triple Crown races - New Yorks General Clinton Canoe Regatta​ & Michigans AuSable River Canoe Marathon​. Combined-elapsed time is used to break a points-tie in the rankings.

Frigon & his partner Chris Proulx, of Quebec - Champions of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon - will be matching up against the Champions of the General Clinton Canoe Regatta - Lajoie & Blais - at la Classique, over Labor Day weekend. Proulx did not compete in the General Clinton C-2 pro race and, so, does not qualify for Triple Crown ranking. 

Trevor LeFever (New York), Mike Davis (Michigan), Jimmy Pellerin (Quebec), Michael Schlimmer (New York), and Shane MacDowell (Michigan), round out the top spots in the Triple Crown rankings. In the Triple Crown rankings below, those paddlers listed in BOLD have registered as of August 16 to compete at la Classique, the final stage of marathon canoe racings Triple Crown.

La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie is upcoming September 1-4: 120 miles, 4 days, and 70,000 spectators on the St. Maurice River from  La Tuque, to Shawinigan, to Trois-Rivières, Quebec. For more information: classiqedecanots.com

#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing 
@canoeregatta
@ausablemarathon 
#HupAllNight
#PureMichigan
@classiquedecanots 
#itsaclassic 
#TourismeShawinigan

2 days ago

AuSable River Canoe Marathon

Congratulations and well done: 65th in 18:00:55 - Team # 54 - Sylvie Nadeau, 42, of St-Jerome, QC & Lynne Witte, 63, of McMillan, MI.

From the photo album "ALL of the Finishers of the 2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon", here> goo.gl/ZDrtBn

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth! AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

#HupAllNight
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#PureMichigan65th in 18:00:55 - Team # 54 - Sylvie Nadeau, 42, of St-Jerome, QC & Lynne Witte, 63, of McMillan, MI

Finishers of the 2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon Presented by Consumers Energy, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth! AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy
#PureMichigan
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Congratulations and well done: 65th in 18:00:55 - Team # 54 - Sylvie Nadeau, 42, of St-Jerome, QC & Lynne Witte, 63, of McMillan, MI.

From the photo album ALL of the Finishers of the 2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon, here> https://goo.gl/ZDrtBn

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth! AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

#HupAllNight 
#ConsumersEnergy 
#PureMichigan

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