Loading Events

« All Events

Mio’s “First Dam” Canoe Race

August 26 - August 27

Mio’s “First Dam” Canoe Challenge 2023

Presented by the Oscoda County Canoe Racing Association and the MCRA

Saturday – August 26, 2023

Oscoda County Park, 1110 Jay Smith Dr. Mio, MI

Lunch for the family is provided on Saturday after the C-2 race      

7:30 – 8:30  Registration  (Registration closes at 8:30)

8:35  Pre-Race Meeting

9:00  C2 Race (Expert I & Expert II) 

12:30  When all canoes finish the race, lunch will be served at the Oscoda County Park

2:00  Junior and Fledgling races & Old Timers Races

MCRA Awards as soon as possible after races are done and times figured

4:00  Aluminum Canoe Fun (non-racers)/ Business Races (other side of the pond at the access site) Racers can watch from the platform right from the park

Sunday – August 27, 2023

Oscoda County Park, 1110 Jay Smith Dr.  Mio, MI

8:00 – 8:30 Registration   (Registration closes at 8:30)

8:35  Pre-Race Meeting

9:00  C-1 Race

MCRA Awards at Oscoda County Park as soon as C-1 times are figured

Entry Fees   (Both paddlers must completely fill out paperwork before turning into registration table)

Please remove your marathon number from your canoe if it is not your MCRA number.  NO DUCT TAPE NUMBERS

C-2 Expert I:  $40   ($30 pre-register, postmarked by August 15th )

C-2 Expert II:  $20  ($15 pre-register, postmarked by August 15th)

C-1:  $20  ($15 pre-register, postmarked by August 15th  )

Old Timers: Free

Aluminum Canoe Fun Race:  $5 Includes lots of fun

Fledgling, Junior, Business Challenge:   Free

Contact: Peggy Smutek if you have any questions 989-826-5382 or 989-390-3889

Oscoda County Park Camping: 989-826-5114

Mio Pre-Registration

Mail completed pre-register entries and check or money order to:

Marcia Rimer
8673 Fowler Rd.
Horton MI  49246

Must be postmarked by August 15, 2023.      Make checks out to: OCCRA


Both paddlers must be paid 2023 MCRA Members to receive cash and/or prizes.


August 26
August 27


Oscoda County Park
1110 Jay Smith Drive
Mio, MI United States
+ Google Map