Wednesday, April 8, 2015

C2C - campus to coast 2015

Registration Deadlines:

 Mail postmarked 03/27 or at the MSU OC meeting 03/30.

Race start and parking is at Wonch Park, 4555 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI (

More information and registration forms at

Campus to Coast is a paddle sport adventure race put on by the Michigan State University Outdoors Club. The race starts on MSU’s campus at the Rock, following the Red Cedar River into the Grand River and out through Grand Haven, finishing at Grand Haven State Park. The race is approximately 160 miles, with estimations of the fastest times being anywhere from 36-40 hours and 57 hours being the cut-off time. Because this event happens ea...rly in the year, and will require paddling at night there is required gear; found in the rules. This race also contains 7 portages, along with one section where racers must “canoe line” a small section of fall over dams.

 Due to the inherent dangers of canoeing/kayaking, cold weather, night river travel, and dams, every racer should be well aware of the protocols regarding emergency situations (found in the rules). Racers also must be aware of their own abilities, strengths, and weaknesses before undertaking this event. Everyone is welcome to take part in any division they are applicable for; however they should take into consideration all risks (frost bite, hypothermia, drowning, death, etc.). “Prior planning prevents piss poor performance.” as they say, plan appropriately and you should all have an expedition of a lifetime.

More information and registration forms at
It's nice to have an event in play where I can abuse, I mean cheer on Team Kruger; it's been way to long my fellow paddle pirates.
Here is how I see it unfolding:
Mike and Sandy - tandem Kruger Cruiser
Mark and Lauren - tandem Kruger Cruiser
Mark P. - solo Kruger Sea Wind
Ben A. -  solo Kruger Sea Wind
Jack M. - possible entry
Michael D - possible entry
Nobody tells me anything, so it's a roll of the canoe cart which and who will go; speaking of canoe carts - don't ask...
epic fail

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