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The two inductees this year for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon Hall of Fame are Solomon Carrière of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan and Bruce Barton of Homer. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Oscoda High School at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, after the 2018 AuSable...
The winners of the 2018 Spike’s Challenge C-2 race on Sunday – Andrew Triebold and Steve Lajoie – also posted the event’s best sprint time on Saturday. Triebold and Lajoie, a duo that has now won the Spike’s Challenge C-2 race 11 times together, posted a sprint time of 04:23.8 this year, 11...
It started in 1991 as a shorter version of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon held during daytime hours. The 28th Spike’s Challenge C-2 canoe race, held on Sunday, featured 80 teams. The winners? Andrew Triebold and Steve Lajoie finished in first place for the 11th time as a duo, adding to their...
Sixty-eight paddlers – a new record for the event – raced from Grayling to Burton’s Landing in one-person canoes during the 2018 Spike’s Challenge C-1 race on Saturday night.  Last year’s C-1 race featured 55 competitors. In 2016, the event had 45 paddlers. In 2015, the C-1 race had 63...
It’s a sprint, not a Marathon. The Spike’s Challenge C-2 Paddler’s Tribute race – an event slated for this weekend – has many similarities to the AuSable River Canoe Marathon, but a few key differences – shorter distance, plus the race is held during daytime hours – set the two races apart....
The Spike’s Challenge weekend of canoe racing will include a C-1 event – a race from Grayling to Burton’s Landing in one-person canoes – on Saturday evening. This year’s C-1 race will be the 26th in the event’s history. Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails, a Grayling restaurant and tavern, started the Spike’...
Before they race for a long time, they race for a short time. The AuSable River Canoe Marathon – a 120-mile non-stop race from Grayling to Oscoda to be held on July 28 and 29 this year – determines starting positions for the race’s run to the river with time trials, an event that gives each...
More than 140 cyclists participated in the Grayling Rotary Club’s Black Bear Gran Fondo on Saturday, completing a 100-mile “century ride,” a 62-mile “metric century ride” (100 kilometers), or a 45-mile loop, all three of which started and ended at Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Weather for...
Grayling Recreation Authority (GRA) conducted its annual Firecracker 1-Mile Fun Run – an event that gives young runners, including GRA’s “Mighty Milers,” the opportunity to race in front of Fourth of July parade spectators – on Wednesday, July 4, raising thousands of dollars for the GRA cross...
The Grayling Recreation Authority 10K/5K – foot races held annually during the AuSable River Festival – will be conducted on Saturday, July 28, with courses that start and end at Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Event organizers are hoping for 200 participants this year; people can still register...

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