would like to invite all experienced Expedition Paddlers to take part in this years events. In addition to the annual 100
mile Kruger Challenge we are introducing a 271 mile route that will cross the entire state of Michigan by way of the Au Sable
and Big Manistee Rivers.
The Kruger Challenge
100 miles in 24 hours on the Big Manistee
M-72 bridge to Harvey Bridge.
Start at 7am on October 3rd
Paddle downstream 100 miles
to the Verlen Kruger Memorial
Camping at the Manistee River Bridge Public Campground Friday night.
The Ultimate Kruger Challenge
271 miles across Northern
miles Up the Au Sable from Lake
Huron to Grayling – 7 mile portage -
150 miles down the Big Manistee, M-72 Bridge to Lake Michigan.
September 28th to October 5th
$50 Donation to the
Verlen Kruger Memorial
Start on the beach of Lake Huron just South of the mouth of the AuSable River at 10:00am September 28th, paddle and
portage upstream on the AuSable to the town of Grayling. Portage 7 miles west on M-72 to the Manistee River. Paddle and portage
downstream on the Manistee River to Lake Michigan.
Kruger Style Guidelines-
Self supported at all Times-
Self propelled at all Times-
Self controlled at all Times
All Challengers are
encouraged to use a SPOT device to make this event more enjoyable to family and friends looking in at home. If you do not
use a SPOT device please phone in your time and place so we might keep track of you. These are very tough events, please be
in top mental and physical shape if you take part. Call Mark @ Kruger Canoes (231.266.2089) to register and get your name
on the roster. All paddling styles and paddling craft are invited to participate.