Registration & Information

For the list of teams officially registered for the ARCM, click the Entry List link below.  After submitting your entry application, please check the Entry List to verify that your entry application has been processed and to verify your assigned canoe number and Time Trials sprint slot.  Please allow us a few days for processing.

2022 Official AuSable River Canoe Marathon Entry List


How to Register:

Teams wanting to Register for the 2022 AuSable River Canoe Marathon should download and review the 2022 ARCM Paddler’s Book.  The Paddler’s Book includes this year’s Entry Information, a Schedule of Events, other pertinent race information, and a listing of the ARCM Race Rules.

2022 ARCM Paddler’s Book

After reviewing the Paddler’s Book, teams have the option to submit their ARCM Entry Application either with online registration, or with the traditional fillable Entry Form for mail-in entry.

Online Registration (via  –or–  Fillable Entry Form (.pdf file for mail-in entry)

We have created a tip sheet that includes some basic information to assist you with the online registration process:
Online Registration Tip Sheet

Teams interested in participating in the Da$h For Ca$h on Tuesday of Race Week, should visit the link below for more information.  Pre-registration for the Da$h For Ca$h is not required for participation, but it is helpful for the committee for event prep purposes.  The Da$h for Ca$h is an optional event for Marathon paddlers.

2022 Da$h For Ca$h Information

If you have any questions regarding the Registration process, or have questions or changes regarding your Entry Application, please contact us at

PLEASE NOTE: The Grayling Race Office has moved to the Grayling Nature Center!

Entry Deadlines:

Entry Type Entry Deadline Entry Fee
(Per Team)
Early Entry Registration Postmarked or Received by Monday, June 20, 2022 $220 USD
Main Entry Registration Postmarked or Received by Monday, July 4, 2022 $320 USD
Late Entry Registration Received by 12-noon Monday, July 25, 2022 $420 USD

Check-In Deadlines for All Contestants:

  • For participants scheduled to do their Time Trial Wednesday, the check-in deadline is Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 2:00 P.M.
  • For participants scheduled to do their Time Trial Thursday, the check-in deadline is Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 2:00 P.M.
  • For all other participants, the check-in deadline is Friday, July 29, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. (noon).
  • Participants who fail to check in by their respective deadline will be assessed an additional late check-in fee of $200, and granted a two-hour extension to check-in. Furthermore, they may be subject to an additional penalty at the discretion of the committee.  Any contestants who fail to check-in by their respective extended deadline will be disqualified.  Refer to the Race Rules.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants must check-in prior to the listed deadlines. Check-in begins on Saturday, July 23, 2022, 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the City Park Pavilion during the Spike’s Challenge Race check-in. Then from Monday July 25, 2022 at the Grayling Race Office in the Grayling Nature Center: Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.; and Friday 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (noon).

Mandatory Events for Contestants:

  • Be present for the Pre-Race briefing and qualifying Canoe Inspection, Friday at 5:30 P.M. (sharp!) at the Ramada Inn of Grayling.
  • Be present for the Introduction of Marathon Paddlers at 7:00 P.M. Saturday night during the Pre-Race Program at the Old AuSable Fly Shop.

Teams which do not attend required events listed above are subject penalty. (see Race Rules)

Canoe Sponsorship:

Competing teams are expected to recruit their own sponsors for the Marathon. A limited number of $100 canoe sponsorships will be made available by the volunteer organizing committee to teams which are unable to obtain their own sponsors. Priority is given to out-of-state teams.

Time Trial Course Closed to Competitors:

The Time Trial course will be closed to ALL competitors for practice during the Time Trials. Violations will be subject to a two (2) minute Time Trial penalty. Time Trial course buoys will be set at least two hours before the event each day. Competitors wishing to look over the course are encouraged to do so at that time. Teams which fail to participate in the Time Trials will start in the back row.

Official Measuring of Canoes:

Official measuring of the canoes will be available at the Time Trials on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A decal will be placed on the canoe by the Race Committee if the canoe meets all the required specifications outlined in the Race Rules and Paddler’s Book. All canoes must be presented for inspection (life jackets and whistles) between 2:00 P.M. or 5:00 P.M. on Friday, or 9:00 A.M. till 12:00 P.M. (noon) on Saturday, at the Grayling Middle School.

Paddlers Must Provide Their Own Feeders:

Teams are responsible for providing their own feed teams.  Contestants may receive food, water and extra paddles during the race. Teams must carry the canoe, at least two (2) size-appropriate life jackets, two (2) pea-less type whistles and at least two (2) paddles through all portages, and the committee-provided GPS tracker. Feeders may convey any equipment, i.e. paddles, as long as the contestants convey the minimum equipment as listed above. No one is allowed to help convey or advance a contestant, canoe and/or the specified equipment. Feeders may stabilize a canoe during a feed, however, a “push-off” after feeds or portages and/or aiding the forward motion of the canoe at any time is not allowed. Canoes may be removed from the river by the contestants for repairs or due to illness or injury, but must reenter the river at the point of exit. All repairs must be performed by the contestants.  First time feeders should read the Marathon Guide Book for more information and study the Race Rules in the Paddler’s Book.

Cut Off Times:

Teams that do not reach the listed below locations by the posted race time will be disqualified.

Timing Locations Race Time Time of Day
Burton’s Landing None
Stephan Bridge 2:00:00 11:00 PM EDT
Wakeley Bridge None
McMasters Bridge 4:00:00 1:00 AM EDT
Parmalee Bridge None
Camp Ten Bridge 6:30:00 3:30 AM EDT
Mio Dam 7:00:00 4:00 AM EDT
McKinley Bridge 9:30:00 6:30 AM EDT
4001 Bridge None
Alcona Dam 11:30:00 8:30 AM EDT
Loud Dam 13:45:00 10:45 AM EDT
Five Channels Dam 14:15:00 11:15 AM EDT
Cooke Dam 15:45:00 12:45 PM EDT
Foote Dam 17:15:00 2:15 PM EDT
Oscoda 19:00:00 4:00 PM EDT

Notes To Feeders:

Credentials will be given out on Friday at the Pre-Race briefing. Due to the large number of entered teams, we will limit the number of vehicles and feeders in certain areas; there will be numbered wrist bands and two different colors of car passes. Only one color will be allowed in certain parking lots and access points. This will be strictly enforced.

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