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39th annual Roscommon race on tap

ROSCOMMON – The 39th Annual Roscommon Canoe Classic is scheduled for May 8-9 at Wallace Park in the Village of Roscommon.

The race is held on the South Branch of the AuSable River and is the longest running Michigan Canoe Racing Association (MCRA) race.

The C2 Race is Saturday May 8 at 10 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Heats will be determined following preregistration and day of registration.  Heats of 5-C2s will start straight line style in the water in front of Wallace Park (no run start). Heats will start every 5 minutes with amateur class (E2) going in the last heat.  

Paddlers will race down to Deerheart Valley Road and perform a clockwise buoy turn and paddle back up river to Wallace Park. 
Amateur Class (E2) will paddle to Steckert Bridge, perform a clockwise buoy turn and paddle back up river to Wallace Park. 

New this year, sponsored by the Roscommon Area Recreation Authority, Roscommon Canoe Classic and Alpena Beverage is a post-race event held at the AuSable River Center. Join your favorite paddler from 12-4 for live music, beer, food with awards around 1:30.  

The C1 Race is Sunday May 9 at 10 a.m. With registration at 8:30 a.m.  Paddlers will launch from Wallace Park every 10 seconds, race to Steckert Bridge and perform a clock wise buoy turn, then continue paddling back up river to Wallace Park. 

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