Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race – September 15

September 10, 2018

Paradise, MI – Race day consists of two MCRA sanctioned races: an individual challenge and a team of two event. The morning starts with a 17 1/2 miles, two-person canoe race. The oarsmen and oarswomen maneuver the waters of the Tahquamenon River from the basin of the Lower Tahquamenon Falls to Lake Superior.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Lower Falls Tahquamenon State Park. Participants may register for the Great Race (C-2) and the individual race (C-1) at this first registration session.

The “Great Race” starts at 9:00 AM from the Lower Falls. All participants must register prior to their event. The one person race (C-1) covers less distance, 6 1/2 miles, starting at 1:30 PM at the Tahquamenon River mouth. Paddling against the current they travel up the river half the distance then return to the river mouth. Registrations will be accepted at 10:00 AM at the river mouth.

MCRA members conclude the event with a banquet and awards ceremony at the Whitefish Townshhip Community Center, tentatively scheduled at 4:00 PM or the conclusion of the C-1 race.

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