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One event on Sun, 21 July 2019 at 8:00 AM
Spikes Challenge Canoe Races – The Spikes Challenge Race is held the weekend prior to the AuSable River Canoe Marathon and runs from the streets of Grayling to McMasters Bridge. Time trials for starting position are held on Saturday in the City Park pond. The C-1 Race is on Saturday night and runs from Borcher’s Canoe Livery to Burton’s Landing. The C-2 race is on Sunday where the canoes and teams line up on Ingham Street at 8:30 am. The horn sounds at 9:00 am and the teams run towards the Old AuSable Fly Shop for their trek to McMasters Bridge.
For more information on the race, check out these articles by Caleb Casey, courtesy of the Crawford County Avalanche.
Just one of a number of fun events relating to the Ausable River Canoe Marathon, Grayling is the place to be in July if you love canoeing! Sprints, business races, spectator events, shows, live bands, activities and of course canoeing, will keep you busy for days! Of course, the big event is what most people come to see, but if you have the time, spending the week in Grayling and getting to know the other events related to the marathon is fun!