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Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon

2014 will be the 57th annual Race, founded by Ralph Frese in 1957.

When: 5/18/2014
Where: Des Plaines River
W Oak Spring Rd & Des Plaines River Trail
Libertyville, Illinois  60048
United States
Presenter: Des Plaines River Association, Cook County Forest Preserve District, Lake County Forest Preserves
Contact: Alan Pilgrim

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2014 will be the 57th annual Race, founded by Ralph Frese in 1957.


  • The course is the scenic Des Plaines River
  • Start Line Oak Spring Road in Libertyville, IL
  • Finish Line at Dam # 2, Mt Prospect, IL in Cook County.
  • Distance is 18.5 miles.
  • There is a half-marathon option with takeout at the 9 mile mark in Lincolnshire, IL

 Race Information

  • Registration begins March 1: Register Here.
  • For compete information, Visit the Canoe Marathon Page.
  • Race hotline is (847) 604-2445
  • Race Email:

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