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4/5/2013 to 4/7/2013
When: 4/5/2013
Where: East Lansing, Michigan 
United States
Contact: Clinton Adams

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Campus to Coast is an annual paddle sport adventure racing put on by Michigan State University Outdoors Club. The start location is now Wonch Park in Okemos, MI, 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. This Race varies each year from Late March to Early April, taking advantage of the Grand Rivers high water from snow runoff. This race is held regardless off weather conditions, which therefore carries many inherent dangers in addition to the dangers of any paddle sport. These dangers include but are not limited to: Severe weather, night paddling, dams, extreme cold, and capsizing. Racers are required to carry specific gear for the conditions, and are encouraged bring additional gear. All racers must be 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.). Racers are organized into 3 major divisions with 6 different prices, the major division being as followed: Collegiate: Any team composed of members all of who are studying at a secondary education school, including but not limited to colleges, universities, trade schools, and technical institutes. Open Expedition Style: A team composed of members who will carry all their gear and food, and will obtain no outside assitance. Open River Runner Style: A team who is only required to carry the required gear, and will have a support team following along the river. However, the support team may in no way assit in the forward progress of the paddle team.

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