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Roscommon Canoe Classic

May 9 - May 10

38th Annual Roscommon Canoe Challenge
C2 and C1 Races

Wallace Park ** Roscommon, Michigan
May 9-10, 2020

Event Website – https://roscommoncanoeclassic.weebly.com/

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/roscoclassic/

Schedule of Events

C2 – Saturday

• Registration begins at Wallace Park at 8:30 am with the race starting at 11:00 a.m.
• Day of registration fee (E2): $30 (pre-registration: $20)
• Day of registration fee (E1): $40 (pre-registration: $30)
• Two Expert 1 heats.  Second heat will start six minutes after the first.  Expert 2 will begin shortly after second Expert 1 heats.
A new seawall has been installed at Wallace Park, so make sure to be careful.

Expert 1 Race Path
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 Path
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
• Lunch donated by the Grayling Moose Lodge will be served at 1:00 p.m.
• Awards following lunch

Mentor Race to Follow C2 Race – tentative

C1 – Sunday 

• Registration begins at Wallace Park at 8:00 a.m. with the race starting at 10:00 a.m.
• Registration: $20 (Pre-registration fee: $15)
• Your starting position is determined by drawing for heats.
• C1’s will be lined up on bank in the order drawn.  Paddlers will line up on top of the hill on S 7th street and run down to their C1.
• Race down river to Chase Bridge finish line. Campbells Canoe Livery will be on site to transport paddlers and canoes back to the starting line.
• Awards to follow at conclusion of races. Afterglow at Greens Tavern, Roscommon immediately following awards.  

Paddlers who do both the C1 and C2 races are entered in a raffle to win a prize!

May 12th (Mother’s Day) Moms race free!!!

Over $1500 in prizes! Bonuses for Mixed (3 places), Women’s, Masters, Seniors, C-1
Youth Bonus for paddlers 19 and under.  *Must be an MCRA member to receive points or prize money.

Other Notes
The Ausable River Center is Open and admission is free.  There are a lot of historical canoe/river things to see.
Paddle Brave Livery (on the South Branch) is open for camping race weekend.
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


May 9
May 10


Wallace Park
201-101 N 7th Street
Roscommon, MI United States
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