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2018 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – July 28 – 29, 2018

The 71st annual running of One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth – The AuSable River Canoe Marathon – is upcoming July 28-29, 2018.

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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Our MCRA paddling family received word that Ed Adams passed away on Saturday, August 29. Ed was among the original members of MCRA as president, board member, and competed in Michigan race circuit, AuSable Marathon, and numerous outstate races including Texas Water Safari, and USCA National Championships.
Visitation for Ed is at Sharps funeral home in Fenton Wednesday between 4 pm & 8pm.
Thursday viewing 10 am with mass at 11 am. at St John's church .

Sharps funeral home is at 1000 W. Silver Lake rd. The St John's Catholic church is at 600 W. Adelaide St. Fenton
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Heartfelt prayers for everyone concerned 🙏🏻

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Getting the job done a day at a time!! Today’s work was pretty labor intensive (for them - I supervised 😂) Exciting news about our project will be coming soon - stayed tuned for more details 😊
Looking forward to the 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon
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Getting the job done a day at a time!!  Today’s work was pretty labor intensive (for them - I supervised 😂) Exciting news about our project will be coming soon - stayed tuned for more details 😊 
Looking forward to the 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe MarathonImage attachmentImage attachment

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No surprise you found a use inside for a chainsaw.

Out of dynamite?

The ARCM Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that Emma Doederlein is the winner of the Marathon Family Scholarship. Emma is attending Central Michigan University in the fall where she plans to study Biochemistry. Emma's father Scott Doederlein recently finished the ARCM in 2018. Congratulations Emma and good luck at CMU!!

For more information on the ARCM Scholarship, click on the following link: www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/marathon/scholarship-fund/

Photo provided by Emma Doederlein!

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The ARCM Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that Emma Doederlein is the winner of the Marathon Family Scholarship. Emma is attending Central Michigan University in the fall where she plans to study Biochemistry. Emmas father Scott Doederlein recently finished the ARCM in 2018. Congratulations Emma and good luck at CMU!!

For more information on the ARCM Scholarship, click on the following link:  https://www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/marathon/scholarship-fund/

Photo provided by Emma Doederlein!

Looking forward to 2021 Consumers Energy ARCM

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Congratulations, Emma!

Congrats, Emma!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations Emma

Congratulations!

Way to go Emma!!

Thank you Au Sable River Canoe Marathon for the generous scholarship opportunity. Truly a first class organization. Looking forward to 2021.

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"It has to look worse before it can look better" wise words from my mother. Well after this evening it definitely looks worse...Demo on the Finish Line Trailer has commenced. Same time, same place next Wednesday. Looking forward to the 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon and having a nice place for our Finish Line Volunteers to work out of. ... See MoreSee Less

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Your hard work is greatly appreciated!

We are so fortunate to have Consumers Energy as our Title Sponsor for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Please take a moment to read this update on their Clean Energy Plan:

At Consumers Energy, we want the AuSable River Canoe Marathon and Mother Nature’s accompanying show to be enjoyed by future generations for years to come. That’s why we take our role as environmental stewards to protect the river and land around it so seriously. It’s also why we developed our Clean Energy Plan.

The plan puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal, achieve net zero carbon emissions and meet customers’ future electricity capacity needs with 90% clean energy resources by 2040.

Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and CEO, emphasized the Clean Energy Plan is a response to customers who care deeply about how Consumers Energy addresses air quality, water management and greenhouse gas emissions.

“It’s important to understand the role that everyone plays in Michigan’s clean energy future,” said Poppe. “We are working with policymakers, businesses and environmental groups to develop our energy plan, but our customers will play a key role by participating in programs that will reduce our demand for energy and manage the power grid more efficiently and effectively.”
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We are so fortunate to have Consumers Energy as our Title Sponsor for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Please take a moment to read this update on their Clean Energy Plan: 

At Consumers Energy, we want the AuSable River Canoe Marathon and Mother Nature’s accompanying show to be enjoyed by future generations for years to come. That’s why we take our role as environmental stewards to protect the river and land around it so seriously. It’s also why we developed our Clean Energy Plan.

The plan puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal, achieve net zero carbon emissions and meet customers’ future electricity capacity needs with 90% clean energy resources by 2040.

Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and CEO, emphasized the Clean Energy Plan is a response to customers who care deeply about how Consumers Energy addresses air quality, water management and greenhouse gas emissions.

“It’s important to understand the role that everyone plays in Michigan’s clean energy future,” said Poppe. “We are working with policymakers, businesses and environmental groups to develop our energy plan, but our customers will play a key role by participating in programs that will reduce our demand for energy and manage the power grid more efficiently and effectively.”Image attachment

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