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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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9 hours ago

AuSable River Canoe Marathon

King of the River Poker SeriesJun 29, 4:00pmHuron PokerThe King of the River Poker Series is a 4-day event with cash tables and tournament play. Proceeds to benefit the AuSable River Canoe Marathon License# M95599

> Thursday June 29
Cash tables start at 4pm. NLTH tournament $10 buy in for $3,000 in chips. $10 rebuys for $3,000 in chips, Add-on at break $10 for $5,000 in chips

> Friday June 30
Cash tables start at 5pm. NLTH tournament $30 buy in for $6,000 in chips, Double add on $10 each for $5,000 in chips. Reentries available till first break.

> Saturday July 1
Cash tables start at 5 pm. NLTH Main Event Tournament $50 for $10,000 in chips, add-on at break $25 for $10,000 in chips, reentries available till first break.

> Sunday July 2
Cash tables start at 4 pm. NLTH tournament $5 buy in for $2,000 in chips, $10 rebuys for $2,000 in chips, addon at break $10 for $5,000 in chips.

For info contact Justin Griffith 989-820-5196
Please call ahead for cash table availability.

Early registration for tournament policy. If you call in prior to the tournament to register and make it here before the first cards are dealt you will get $1,000 in bonus chips. If you call in prior and don't get here till after the first hand is dealt you get $500 in bonus chips. If you do not call in or register in person before the first cards are dealt you will NOT get any registration bonus chips.
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Here is Megan Reinhard, an Oscoda High School graduating senior and a winner of the first annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon scholarship. Megan is pictured receiving the scholarship from AuSable Marathon volunteer Kathleen Erickson, and Oscoda volunteer committee Chairman, Rod Mattews.

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon Joint Committee approved the formation of a Scholarship Fund at its January 2017 meeting to enable the awarding of three scholarships per year as follows:

> Scholarship to one graduating senior from Crawford AuSable (Grayling) High School
> Scholarship to one graduating senior from Oscoda High School
> Scholarship to one high school graduating senior who is the son, daughter, or grandchild of a participant in the most recent Marathon, or a participant registered to compete in the current year Marathon.

More information about the scholarship program is available here> www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/marathon/scholarship-fund

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week - Presented by Consumers Energy - is upcoming July 25-30. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@AuSableMarathon
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
#PureMichigan
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Here is Megan Reinhard, an Oscoda High School graduating senior and a winner of the first annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon scholarship. Megan is pictured receiving the scholarship from AuSable Marathon volunteer Kathleen Erickson, and Oscoda volunteer committee Chairman, Rod Mattews.

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon Joint Committee approved the formation of a Scholarship Fund at its January 2017 meeting to enable the awarding of three scholarships per year as follows:

> Scholarship to one graduating senior from Crawford AuSable (Grayling) High School
> Scholarship to one graduating senior from Oscoda High School
> Scholarship to one high school graduating senior who is the son, daughter, or grandchild of a participant in the most recent Marathon, or a participant registered to compete in the current year Marathon.

More information about the scholarship program is available here> www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/marathon/scholarship-fund

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week - Presented by Consumers Energy - is upcoming July 25-30. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

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

Comment on Facebook

What a great thing. I'm happy to see this.

37 days to go.... 36 days to go! There are now 63 teams entered for the 70th AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy!

Canoe numbers have been assigned to all of the teams entered and you can can view the full entry list on the photos below (go "fullscreen" to get a good look). For team-entry updates as they occur and much more great AuSable Canoe Marathon info, go to the website> AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

Among the 63 teams entered are paddlers from Australia and Belize! Currently, 12 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces are represented. There are 5 Women's teams, matching the record number, plus 16 Mixed teams, 14 Masters teams, 11 Senior teams, and 10 Rookie teams.

Please, feel free to tag your paddlers on the Entry List photos below!

The next entry registration cut-off is July 1; entries must be postmarked by that date.

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week - Presented by Consumers Energy - is upcoming July 25-30. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@AuSableMarathon
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
#PureMichigan
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37 days to go.... 36 days to go!  There are now 63 teams entered for the 70th AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy!

Canoe numbers have been assigned to all of the teams entered and you can can view the full entry list on the photos below (go fullscreen to get a good look). For team-entry updates as they occur and much more great AuSable Canoe Marathon info, go to the website> AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

Among the 63 teams entered are paddlers from Australia and Belize! Currently, 12 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces are represented. There are 5 Womens teams, matching the record number, plus 16 Mixed teams, 14 Masters teams, 11 Senior teams, and 10 Rookie teams. 

Please, feel free to tag your paddlers on the Entry List photos below!

The next entry registration cut-off is July 1; entries must be postmarked by that date.

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week - Presented by Consumers Energy - is upcoming July 25-30. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

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

Comment on Facebook

Counting the days can not wait!!!

Hup all night 💪

Rod and Judos Clark number 32. Paddle hard and paddle well. Wishing you two the best of the best!

Go Clarkie & Judos from Echuca in boat number 32! Go the Aussies living the dream!

Chris Glowiak 😊

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The Start!

The 70th AuSable River Canoe Marathon - Presented by Consumers Energy - is coming up July 29-30! Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

For more information:

> The AuSable Marathon website - AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

> The AuSable Marathon YouTube Channel - YouTube.com/AuSableCanoeMarathon

> On Instagram & Twitter - @AuSableMarathon #HupAllNight

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
#HupAllNight
@PureMichigan
@AuSableMarathon
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing

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6 days ago

AuSable River Canoe Marathon

The King of the River Poker Series is a 4-day event with cash tables and tournament play. Proceeds to benefit the AuSable River Canoe Marathon License# M95599

> Thursday June 29
Cash tables start at 4pm. NLTH tournament $10 buy in for $3,000 in chips. $10 rebuys for $3,000 in chips, Add-on at break $10 for $5,000 in chips

> Friday June 30
Cash tables start at 5pm. NLTH tournament $30 buy in for $6,000 in chips, Double add on $10 each for $5,000 in chips. Reentries available till first break.

> Saturday July 1
Cash tables start at 5 pm. NLTH Main Event Tournament $50 for $10,000 in chips, add-on at break $25 for $10,000 in chips, reentries available till first break.

> Sunday July 2
Cash tables start at 4 pm. NLTH tournament $5 buy in for $2,000 in chips, $10 rebuys for $2,000 in chips, addon at break $10 for $5,000 in chips.

For info contact Justin Griffith 989-820-5196
Please call ahead for cash table availability.

Early registration for tournament policy. If you call in prior to the tournament to register and make it here before the first cards are dealt you will get $1,000 in bonus chips. If you call in prior and don't get here till after the first hand is dealt you get $500 in bonus chips. If you do not call in or register in person before the first cards are dealt you will NOT get any registration bonus chips.

King of the River Poker SeriesJun 29, 4:00pmHuron PokerThe King of the River Poker Series is a 4-day event with cash tables and tournament play. Proceeds to benefit the AuSable River Canoe Marathon License# M95599

> Thursday June 29
Cash tables start at 4pm. NLTH tournament $10 buy in for $3,000 in chips. $10 rebuys for $3,000 in chips, Add-on at break $10 for $5,000 in chips

> Friday June 30
Cash tables start at 5pm. NLTH tournament $30 buy in for $6,000 in chips, Double add on $10 each for $5,000 in chips. Reentries available till first break.

> Saturday July 1
Cash tables start at 5 pm. NLTH Main Event Tournament $50 for $10,000 in chips, add-on at break $25 for $10,000 in chips, reentries available till first break.

> Sunday July 2
Cash tables start at 4 pm. NLTH tournament $5 buy in for $2,000 in chips, $10 rebuys for $2,000 in chips, addon at break $10 for $5,000 in chips.

For info contact Justin Griffith 989-820-5196
Please call ahead for cash table availability.

Early registration for tournament policy. If you call in prior to the tournament to register and make it here before the first cards are dealt you will get $1,000 in bonus chips. If you call in prior and don't get here till after the first hand is dealt you get $500 in bonus chips. If you do not call in or register in person before the first cards are dealt you will NOT get any registration bonus chips.
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