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More than 200 runners signed up to compete in the 2022 GRA 10K/5K foot race – an event that starts and ends at Hanson Hills Recreation Area – on Saturday, July 30, and 188 of them posted finish times, according to race results. Justin Andre, Director of Operations for Grayling Recreation...
The return of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon in 2021 – following a one-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic – featured several record-setting performances, including a new mark for all-time best finish time, and this year’s race will likely include several more records being surpassed...
All of the top 11 teams during the Spike’s Challenge C-2 sprints for starting position event – held on Saturday, July 23, at the city park – also finished in the top 11 during the C-2 race from Grayling to McMasters Bridge on Sunday, July 24. A record number of teams in this year’s Spike’s...
The Canadian team of Steve Lajoie and Guillaume Blais took first place in Sunday’s Spike’s Challenge C-2 canoe event – a race from Grayling to McMasters Bridge – on Sunday, edging last year’s AuSable River Canoe Marathon champions, Jorden Wakeley and Matt Meersman, by 50 seconds during a year...
Seventy-nine paddlers – 67 men, 10 women, and two youth – competed in the 2022 Spike’s Challenge C-1 event on Saturday night, setting a new participation record for the Grayling to Burton’s Landing race. “We had really good numbers,” said Cheryl Lucey, one of the organizers for the event....
The 31st Spike’s Challenge C-2 race and its sprints for starting position will be held this weekend, and organizers are preparing for a large field of competitors while also wondering if low water levels may keep some paddlers from competing in the event. “I think it will be up,” said Cheryl...
Participation numbers for the Spike’s Challenge C-1 event – a race from Grayling to Burton’s Landing slated for Saturday, July 23 – are usually in the 50s or 60s, but organizers are unsure of what the turnout might be this year due to low water levels on the AuSable River. “The water is so low...
The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon’s time trials event – a race within a race that determines starting positions for the Marathon’s run to the river start – will be held next week, and with a probable record field competing this year, there will be a lot of sprints for spectators...
The 21st Grayling Rotary Club Black Bear Gran Fondo – held on Saturday, July 9 – featured participation close to pre-pandemic levels as riders attempted one of three different looped courses, including a “century ride.” The 2020 Black Bear Gran Fondo was cancelled because of the COVID-19...
Online registration is open for the 2022 Grayling Recreation Authority 10K/5K, an event that will start and finish at Hanson Hills Recreation Area during the day of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Saturday, July 30. In 2020, most AuSable River Festival events were cancelled because of the...

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