The Consumers Energy Da$h for Ca$h

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2024

Heats begin at 5:30 p.m.

Da$h for Ca$h is Presented by

Event Summary

The Da$h For Ca$h is a bracket-style, single elimination, canoe drag racing event held on Tuesday before the Marathon in Oscoda.  Teams compete for a part of a $5,000+ prize pool!  Teams are positioned on the bracket via a random draw that occurs approximately 15 minutes before the event begins.


Entry Information

This event is open to Marathon paddlers and the general public, but only the first 64-teams to enter will be allowed to compete.

There is no registration fee for paddlers registered for the Marathon, and paddlers are not required to compete with their Marathon partner.
Registration for a non-Marathon paddler is $20 per person.  Teams can consist of Marathon and non-Marathon paddlers.

Registration opens at 4:00 p.m. at Finish Line Park, near the Mill Street Bridge, and closes at 5:15 p.m.


Race & Course

The random drawing to seed the teams on the bracket will be held at 5:15 p.m.  The first heat will start at 5:30 p.m. and heats will continue in 2-3 intervals until a champion is crowned, with short breaks between rounds.

The course is approximately 1/5 mile (322 meters) in length.  Two teams will sprint downstream head-to-head, starting from behind Gilbert’s Drug Store and finishing at the Marathon Finish Line, just upstream of the Mill Street Bridge.  The sprint durations last approximately 1m:20s per heat.



Prize money is presented following the final sprint, and paddlers must be present to collect their prize.



Da$h For Ca$h Bracket

2024 Prize Money Payout

1st: $500
2nd: $300
3rd-4th: $200
5th-8th: $150
9th-16th: $100
17th-32nd: $50
33rd-64th: $0

Bonus money is awarded to the top two (2) teams with the fastest overall times, from each of the following divisions: (1st-$150, 2nd-$50)

Women’s – Both female paddlers

Mixed – One male, one female paddler

Masters – Both racers aged 40+ years

Seniors – Both racers aged 50+ years (Senior teams do not qualify for the Masters bonus)

Veterans – Both racers aged 60+ years (Veteran teams do not qualify for the Masters or Seniors bonus)

Out of State – Both racers reside outside of Michigan

International – Both paddlers reside outside the USA (International teams do not qualify for Out of State Bonus)

Continental – One Michigan, one non-Michigan paddler

All-Michigan – Both racers reside in Michigan

Race Contact

Oscoda Race Committee

Da$h for Ca$h Race Results

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