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36th ANNUAL ROSCOMMON CANOE CHALLENGE


May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018  
Wallace Park, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA

C-2 Expert 1, Expert 2 (Sat.) Youth
C-1 (Sun.)

Paddlers who do both the C1 and C2 races are entered in a raffle to win a prize (similar to the 1000 watt generator in 2016, or air conditioner in 2017) donated by Family Fare Grocery!!!!

May 13th (Mother’s Day) Moms race free!!!

Over $2000 in prizes! Bonuses for Mixed (3 places), Womens, Masters, Seniors, C-1 Youth Bonus for paddlers 19 and under. Must be an MCRA member to receive points or prize money.

Schedule of Events

C2 Saturday

Registration begins at Wallace Park at 8:30 am with the race starting at 11:00 a.m.

NEW – Online Registration – https://roscommoncanoeclassic.weebly.com/registration.html

Pre-Registration – C2 Expert 1: $30, C2 Expert 2: $20, C1: $15

Day-Of Registration – C2 Expert 1: $40, C2 Expert 2: $30, C1: $20

Two Expert 1 heats. Second heat will start six minutes after the first. Regardless of heat, it’s all the same race. Expert 2 will begin shortly after second Expert 1 heat. A new seawall has been installed at Wallace Park (put-in), so make sure to check it out and be careful, as always.

Expert 1 Race

One paddler will run to the river where partner and canoe are waiting
Paddle to Deerhart Valley Road
Clockwise turn around buoy
Paddle to town

Expert 2 Race

One paddler will run to the river where partner and canoe is waiting
Paddle to just below Steckert Bridge
Clockwise turn around buoy
Paddle to town

Race time is typically 1:20 to 1:50 hours

Prize List: $1500 paying to 25th place

Lunch donated by the Grayling Moose Lodge will be served at 1:00 p.m.

Awards following lunch

C1 Sunday

Registration begins at Wallace Park at 8:00 a.m. with the race starting at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Registration –  C1: $15
Online Registration: https://roscommoncanoeclassic.weebly.com/registration.html

Day-Of Registration – C1: $20

Your starting position is determined by the order in which you’ve registered. • There will be a fifteen second interval between each racer. • Race to just below Steckert Bridge, make a clockwise turn, then paddle back to town• Awards to follow at conclusion of races

Other Notes

The Ausable River Center is Open and admission is free. There is lots of historical canoe/river things to see.

Verlen Kruger display.

THOU SHALT NOT PARK IN THINE CHURCH PARKING LOT!!

Paddle Brave Livery (on the South Branch) is open for camping race weekend.
http://www.paddlebrave.com/
Phone: (989) 275-5273 Toll-Free: 1-800-681-7092

Coffee and baked goods will be provided during registration each day.

MCRA rules apply – each C-1 race you participate in enters you in a chance to receive a paddle, or other swag from our generous sponsors!

Directions to race start:

From South: I-75 North, Exit 239, Right onto M-18/E Michigan Hwy
3 miles-Park is located on the left – just past the Catholic Church

From North: I-75 South, Exit 244, Left onto W. Federal Hwy/CR 200
3.8 miles, Turn left at light onto Lake Street.2 miles- Park is located on left – just past the Catholic Church

For more information, contact:
Bill Torongo
torongow@gmail.com (e-mail preferred) or 989.275.4035

 

Earlier Event: May 5
OPENING DAY 2018
Later Event: May 25
PEAK SEASON BEGINS