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Fifty-five paddlers raced from Grayling to Burton’s Landing in one-person canoes during the 2017 Spike’s Challenge C-1 event on Saturday.  Overall numbers were up from last year’s total (45), but lower than in 2015 when the event had a near record field of 63 competitors. The C-1 race featured...
This year’s Spike’s Challenge C-2 race champions – Steve Lajoie and Guillaume Blais, both of Quebec – posted the top time at the Spike’s Challenge sprints for position event on Saturday.  Year after year, the top sprinters consistently finish near the top during the race, making the sprints for...
The winners of Sunday’s 2017 Spike’s Challenge C-2 canoe race – Steve Lajoie and Guillaume Blais, both of Quebec – were both former first place finishers for the event, but this year was their first time winning the race together as a duo. Lajoie won the Spike’s Challenge in 2003, 2004, and...
Change is good? The AuSable River Canoe Marathon made a significant adjustment to the annual race’s time trials last year by moving the course. Time trials – a three-day event slated for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 26, 27, and 28 this year – determine starting positions for the AuSable...
Last year’s Spike’s Challenge C-2 Paddler’s Tribute race featured a record field and a one-second difference between the top two teams at the finish line. It was the event’s 25th anniversary. Can this year’s C-2 event possibly top last year’s? Event organizers are not expecting as many teams...
The Spike’s Challenge weekend of canoe racing will include a C-1 event – a race from Grayling to Burton’s Landing in one-person canoes – on Saturday evening. Numbers were down last year for the event. After having 63 competitors in 2015 – third most in the event’s history – the 2016 Spike’s...
Hundreds of cyclists participated in 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 loop, all three of which started and ended at Hanson Hills Recreation Area. It was the 17th year...
Grayling Recreation Authority (GRA) conducted its annual Firecracker 1-Mile Fun Run – an event that gives young runners the opportunity to race in front of Fourth of July parade spectators – on Tuesday, July 4, raising hundreds of dollars for the GRA cross country program.  After having to...
The Grayling Recreation Authority 10K/5K/Fun Walk – an event slated for Saturday, July 29 – will start and finish at Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Event organizers are hoping for more than 200 participants this year, and people can still register for the race. Last year, due to road...
Last year’s AuSable River Canoe Marathon was the biggest in the event’s history with a total of 95 competing teams. Will this year’s total approach or surpass that record number? Heather Tait, Chairwoman of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon Committee (Grayling), is expecting fewer teams than the...

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