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The 35th Annual

ROSCOMMON CANOE CLASSIC
C2 and C1 Races
Wallace Park ** Roscommon, Michigan

May 13 - 14, 2017

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

May 14th (Mother's Day) Moms race free!!!

Over $1500 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.
  • Registration fee $25
  • Two Expert 1 heats. Second heat will start six minutes after the first. Regardless of heat, it is 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 is waiting
Paddle to Deerhart Valley Road
Clockwise turn around buoy
Paddle back 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 back 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

C1 Sunday

  • Registration begins at Wallace Park at 8:00 a.m. with the race starting at 10:00 a.m.
  • Registration fee $15
  • Your starting position is determined by the order in which you’ve registered.
  • There will be fifteen second interval starts between each racer.
  • Race to just below Steckert Bridge, make a clockwise turn, then paddle back to town
  • Awards to follow conclusion of race.

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

Special Note

THOU SHALT NOT PARK IN THINE CHURCH PARKING LOT!!

Parking is available at Hiawatha Canoe Livery or along the street.

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. Note: 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)
989.275.4035

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