2015 Dash For Cash (Photo By Brian Connon)

The Consumers Energy Da$h For Ca$h

Presented by Gilbert’s Drug of Oscoda and Kalitta Air

— 2022 DFC Bracket —

Event Information:

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022
  • Registration at the AuSable Inn/Finish Line Park from 3:00pm-5:15pm
  • Sprints begin at 5:30pm
  • Each sprint is approx. 1m:20s in duration
  • Free to enter for paddlers registered for the Marathon. $20/person for non-Marathon-entrants & the general public
  • Only racing-style canoes will be allowed to be used

The Da$h For Ca$h is a 64-team bracket-style, single elimination event to be held Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Oscoda. Teams will be competing for a part of a $5,000+ prize pool! Sprints are scheduled to start at 5:30pm and will be held in approx. 2-3 minute intervals until a champion is crowned. Prize money will be handed out following the final sprint, and paddlers must be present to collect their prize.

Check-in and registration for the Da$h for Ca$h will be held at the AuSable Inn/Finish Line Park from 3:00pm until 5:15pm. Teams will be positioned on the bracket via random draw at 5:15pm. Only the first 64-teams to sign up for the Da$h For Ca$h will be allowed to compete.

Registration for the Da$h For Ca$h will be open to the public on the day of the competition, July 26, 2022, if spots on the bracket are still available. The entry fee for non-Marathon-registered paddlers is $20 per person. If a team comprised of one Marathon-registered paddler and one non-Marathon-registered paddler wishes to compete, they may pre-register at any time as long as there are spots available, with no entry fee for the Marathon-registered paddler and a $20 entry fee for the non-Marathon-registered paddler.

This is not a mandatory event for Marathon paddlers, and therefore, paddlers that are registered for the Marathon together do not have to compete together. There is no entry fee for anyone registered for the Marathon, and they will be given preference when filling the 64 spots on the bracket by being allowed to Pre-Register for the Da$h for Ca$h until 12:00pm (noon) on July 26, 2022. This requires that the racers complete the Pre-Registration Form before then.

Sprint Course

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

Paddlers will be able to pre-register for this event when they register for the Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Click here to fill out the pre-registration entry form for the Da$h for Ca$h. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at contact@ausablecanoemarathon.org

Da$h for Ca$h Results

~ 2011 ~ 2012 ~ 2013 ~ 2014 ~ 2015 ~ 2016 ~ 2017 ~ 2018 ~ 2019 ~ 2021 ~ 2022 ~

Prize Money Payout

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

Bonus money will be 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)*
– Veterans (Both racers aged 60+ years)**
– Out of State (Both racers reside outside of Michigan)
– International (Both paddlers reside outside the USA)***
– Continental (One Michigan, one non-Michigan paddler)
– All-Michigan (Both racers reside in Michigan)

*NOTE: Senior teams do not qualify for the Masters bonus.
**NOTE: Veteran teams do not qualify for the Masters or Seniors bonus.
***NOTE: International teams do not qualify for the Out of State bonus

2011 Da$h For Ca$h Championship Sprint Photo Finish Video (YouTube) – Click Here

2011 Da$h For Ca$h Videos

2012 Da$h For Ca$h Videos

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