On a per-hour basis, and factoring in food and swag, this is one of the least expensive races of any kind in Michigan.

  • Solo, 2- and 3-4 person divisions
  • Comes with family style dinner (meat, veggies, salad)
  • Free shirt, pint or buff
  • Free compass clinic
  • Solo racers must bring their own kayak.



Early (through May 30, 2019): $85 per person (comes with share of canoe)
Regular (June 1-July 23, 2019): $95 per person (shirt guaranteed thru 7/21; comes with share of canoe)
Late (July 24-31, 2019): $99 per person (pick buff or pint, comes with share of canoe)

Family rate: Kids 17 and under are $20 off with paid adult entry. Use the Contact form to request a discount code. Racers generally must be at least 12 years old unless the parent discusses the possibility of an exception with race organizers. Racers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent or guardian sign the waiver/consent form provided during online registration.

Prices are $35 lower
than 2018 to encourage more teams to try the longer race. You may bring your own canoe or kayak. To rent a canoe (with paddle and likely life vest), the cost is $15/person more. Three-person teams renting a canoe will use one canoe with the third person in the middle (ideally, bring a low-profile seat).

Early (through May 30, 2019): $190 per person; add $15 per person for canoe
Regular (June 1-July 23, 2019): $199 per person, add $15 per person for canoe; shirt guaranteed thru 7/21
Late (July 24-31, 2019): $210 per person (shirt NOT available); add $15 per person for canoe

If you are serving or have served in the military, email us years, location of service and number of people on your team (affects how code is applied) for a 5% discount code.

You will register for yourself and pay for the team. BikeReg will email your teammates once you provide their email address. Your teammate(s) will complete their own registrations. Please have your teammates complete this in a timely fashion.


We recommend establishing a BikeReg account for future races. If you need to make a change and don’t have the account information, you can change registration information here.

We will provide a partial credit if your team cannot race due to injury or personal conflict. This will consist of the cost of your shirt (if you cancel before shirts are ordered) and post-race food and a small credit for a future race. Better yet, you can recoup your entire entry fee via our free transfer process (but you must find your own replacement teammate/team and arrange payment with them).

Full refunds are available in the case of a death in the family or military duty.

Free Transfers & Edits
A team transfer requires that each outgoing individual transfers to another incoming individual, rather than as a team. Make sure that the team name is exactly the same for the incoming individuals and we will link you as a new team.

If you created an account. Find the link in your email confirmation or sign in to your registration (if you registered last year under our old Snap system, contact us). Click on Transfer to the right of My Upcoming Events. Enter in the email address of the person receiving the transfer and click the button again. Once the email has been sent, the person receiving the transfer will need to go through the checkout process to receive the transferred registration, even though there is no charge. Once the transfer is successful the original participant will receive a confirmation email.

If you did not created an account. Go to the registration page and click “Contact Event” under the event name. Click on the Trying to Edit or Transfer Your Entry green box. On the next page, enter the email address that was used to register. An email will be sent to that address with a link to the page where edits and transfers can be made.

You must email us (rather than use the BikeReg transfer process) if you are transferring after registration closes (after Wednesday or Thursday of race week). We would much prefer that you handle transfers yourself via BikeReg (by midnight Wednesday) if at all possible.

Weather Cancellations
We will race rain or shine. In the event of a thunderstorm, we will postpone the race until conditions improve. Race organizers reserve the right to cancel the event in the case of extended severe weather. We will do everything possible to get the event in, but refunds are not available if it is cancelled due to significant (almost all) costs we must pay in advance of the race.