Rabaska (R-9) Event

2nd Annual Rabaska/R-9 Event

At the AuSable Canoe Marathon July 29-30



The 2nd Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon Rabaska/R-9 Race, July 29-30, 2017. Organized in cooperation with Quebec’s Rabaska Racing Association – ACRQ – Canot marathon R9. Thanks also to Consumers Energy for their support in staging the Rabaska events.Rabaska (voyageur canoe) racing returns to the AuSable Marathon in 2017 with an additional day of racing and the opportunity for fans to experience time in a Rabaska first hand!


 “The Rabaska Experience” – Saturday, July 29
8:00-9:30 AM at the Mio Dam SpillwayGet in and paddle a Rabaska with experienced paddlers! ($5 donation to Oscoda County Park Campground is requested)
 Rabaska Race Stage 1 – Saturday, July 29
Start – 10:00 AM at Mio Dam
Viewing locations at Camp Ten Bridge and Oscoda County Park. This stage will last about 2 1/2 hours.
Rabaska Race Stage 2 – Sunday, July 30
Start – 6:00 AM at Five Channels Dam Pond, paddle a looped course
Portage Five Channels Dam approx. 6:30 AM
Portage Cooke Dam approx. 7:30 AM
Portage Foote Dam approx. 8:45 AM
Finish – Oscoda AuSable Finish Line Park – Approx. 10:30 AM
Anyone who is interested in potentially participating as a paddler or, as a volunteer in support of staging this race, please contact Calvin Hoogerhyde – straitshooter4u2000@gmail.com
Thanks to ACRQ – Canot marathon R9 – Association des coureurs en rabaska du Québec – for their partnership and support in staging the Rabaska Race at the AuSable Marathon. And, thanks to Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie, the final stage of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing, for supporting the ACRQ members’ visit to compete in Michigan.

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