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The team with the most championships in the event’s history – Andrew Triebold of Grayling and Steve Lajoie of Quebec – added one more Spike’s Challenge C-2 race victory to its record number on Sunday, winning the event for the 12th time.  Going into this year, the duo of Triebold and Lajoie had...
This year’s winners of the Spike’s Challenge C-2 race – Andrew Triebold and Steve Lajoie – also posted the event’s best sprint time on Saturday. The sprints for position event usually offers a good forecast of which teams will finish at the top of the actual race. During the 2019 Spike’s...
Fifty-eight paddlers – 50 men and eight women – raced from Grayling to Burton’s Landing in one-person canoes during the 2019 Spike’s Challenge C-1 race on Saturday night. Steve Lajoie won the Men’s Division with a time of 0:41:54. Danny Medina took second place with a time of 0:42:16. Chris...
Before they race a long distance, they will race a short distance. The 2019 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – a 120-mile non-stop race from Grayling to Oscoda – will determine starting positions for all of its teams with a three-day time trials event on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week...
The 2019 Spike’s Challenge C-1 race – an event that starts in Grayling and ends at Burton’s Landing – will be held on Saturday night as part of a weekend of canoe racing. Last year’s field – 68 total paddlers – established a new participation record for the C-1 event. The previous record of 64...
Which would you rather do? Paddle in an all-out sprint for three to four hours or paddle at a steady pace for 14 to 19 hours? Many paddlers, in the next two weekends, will do both. First, the Spike’s Challenge C-2 Paddler’s Tribute event. It’s a race from Grayling to McMasters Bridge slated for...
More than 170 cyclists completed one of three loops during the Grayling Rotary Club’s Black Bear Gran Fondo on Saturday, finishing a 100-mile “century ride,” a 62-mile “metric century ride” (100 kilometers), or a 45-mile course, all three of which started and ended at Hanson Hills Recreation Area...
Grayling Recreation Authority (GRA) conducted its annual Firecracker 1-Mile Fun Run – an event that gives young runners, including GRA’s Mighty Milers, the opportunity to race in front of Fourth of July parade spectators – on Thursday, July 4, raising more than $1,000 for the GRA cross country...
The 2019 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – a 120-mile non-stop race from Grayling to Oscoda – will feature the most Women’s Division teams in the history of the event, including a few of the fastest female paddlers ever to compete in the race.  Nine all-female teams were signed up for this year’s...
The Grayling Recreation Authority 10K/5K – foot races held annually during the AuSable River Festival – will be conducted on Saturday, July 27, with courses that start and end at Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Event organizers are hoping for 200 participants this year, and registration is...

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