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Annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon

Sunday May 20, 2018

Times: Sunday: 8am

The beautiful course runs 18.5 miles on the upper Des Plaines River in northern Illinois. Added in 2014 the 5.25 mile Minithon ends at the same finish line as the longstanding 18.5 mile paddle. The post race party continues with food, music, awards and story swapping. We wish you abundant enjoyment and success with your preparation and participation in the 61st annual event on Sunday, May 20, 2018!


Oak Springs Road Canoe Launch
15562 Oak Springs Road
Libertyville, IL 60048

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  Annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon

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call 847.604.2445

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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