Consumers Energy Kicks Off $5,000 Da$h for Ca$h on AuSable River – Winners Announced

Paddlers fight to win top honors at Consumers Energy's $5,000 Da$h for Ca$h
Athletes paddle to win top honors at Consumers Energy’s $5,000 Da$h for Ca$h event in Oscoda.

Northern Michigan is picking up current this week for the 67th Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon. The tradition brings thousands of tourists every year to enjoy the riverside’s unique beauty and raw competition. The marathon runs from Grayling to Oscoda and includes sights of Consumers Energy’s hydroelectric dams—a hotspot for recreational activity like canoe racing.

Athletes Da$h for Ca$h

Consumers Energy is pleased to be the Title Sponsor for the Marathon’s $5,000 Da$h for Ca$h, which took place Tuesday. Event details include:

  • 64-teams
  • Bracket-style competition with single elimination rounds
  • Quarter-mile sprints until a champion is crowned

Athletes fought hard to be part of the $5,000 pool, but only two took the canoe sprinting to win top honors.

Congratulations to the 2014 Da$h for Ca$h first place winners:

Michigan’s Ryan Halstead & Quebec’s Mathieu St-Pierre 


Thank you to all who participated and we can’t wait to see you compete next year!

Catch the 120-mile AuSable River Canoe Marathon Saturday, July 26th at 9 p.m. as professionals navigate the winding river from complete darkness to July’s hot sun.