Au Sable Canoe Marathon

The toughest and longest non-stop canoeing event in the world!

An annual event for over 60 years, the AuSable Canoe Marathon is one of the most beloved events for canoe racing enthusiasts and receives the highest number of spectators in comparison to all North Michigan events. Event participants endure a 120-mile canoe race from Grayling to Oscoda. The AuSable Canoe Marathon was established in 1947 and it is the toughest and longest nonstop canoeing event in the world. Presented by Consumers Energy.

As the anchor event of Grayling Michigan’s AuSable River Week it commands a huge amount of attention and accolades. Not to be missed!

Event At-A-Glance

What: Tandem Team Canoe Race

Where: Grayling to Oscoda

When: Third Weekend in July

Length: 120 miles

Since: 1947

Event Rating: ★★★★★

Spectator Rating: ★★★★★


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