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A little rain? No problem. A lot of rain? Still no problem. More than 160 runners competed in the GRA 10K/5K foot race – an event that started and ended at Hanson Hills Recreation Area – on Saturday despite inclement weather. “We’ve got good 10K participation and good 5K participation. In all,...
Jorden Wakeley of Grayling and Matt Meersman of South Bend, Indiana added their names to the AuSable River Canoe Marathon record books on Sunday by winning the race in record time, becoming the second team in the race’s history to finish the full 120-mile Grayling to Oscoda course in fewer than...
The winners of the 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon – Jorden Wakeley of Grayling and Matt Meersman of South Bend, Indiana – also posted the best sprint of the 2021 Marathon time trials. As usual, the time trials – a three-day event held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July...
It was a close race all the way through between the top two teams during Sunday’s Spike’s Challenge C-2 canoe event, and the champions – Wesley Dean and Weston Willoughby – edged the second place team by 10 seconds to become the 14th and 15th paddlers ever to win the race. The Spike’s Challenge...
This year’s winners of the Spike’s Challenge C-2 race – Weston Willoughby and Wesley Dean – also posted the event’s best sprint time on Saturday, but it wasn’t by much. Willoughby and Dean posted a sprint time of 4:33.50, edging Jorden Wakeley and Matt Meersman by less than a second for the top...
Sixty-seven paddlers – 57 men and 10 women – raced from Grayling to Burton’s Landing in one-person canoes during the 2021 Spike’s Challenge C-1 race on Saturday night. Jorden Wakeley won the Men’s Division with a time of 0:40.55. Kyle Stonehouse took second place with a time of 0:42:34. Danny...
The 30th Spike’s Challenge C-2 race – an event that runs from the Old AuSable Fly Shop in Grayling to McMasters Bridge – will be held this weekend. The 2020 Spike’s Challenge would have marked the event’s 30-year anniversary, but the race was cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic...
The first of two Spike’s Challenge canoe races slated for this weekend – the C-1 event – will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 17. The race runs from Grayling – the starting line is located at Joe Wakeley’s house next to Borchers AuSable Canoeing – to Burton’s Landing. The C-1 race was...
The 2021 Black Bear Gran Fondo – conducted by the Grayling Rotary Club on Saturday, July 10 – featured more than 140 riders and three different distance options. The Black Bear Gran Fondo – back this year after being cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic – offered a 100-mile “...
The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon’s race within a race – the time trials – will be held next week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as teams paddle a looped course between Penrod’s and the Old AuSable Fly Shop with times determining starting placements for the Marathon’s run to...

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