John Abraham’s 18 Mile Marathon


Saturday July 29th, 2017




BY JULY 22ND, 2017


Mail-in Registration

Paddle from Burlington Bay to Encampment Island and back in a single or tandem kayak, or try a 2-single kayak team. Teams may try short and long line towing, drafting, or any creative human-powered way to cross the finish line together. A Pro Class is available (Unlimited Composite) for sprint kayaks, surf skis, etc( Stand Up Paddle Boards will not be allow in the John Abraham’s kayak race). All racers receive a t-shirt and medallion.

Friday, July 28th 2017


John Abraham
Marathon, participants check in at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors. This is your last chance to pre-register for events. A reception will be held at Burlington Bay for sponsors, racers, tours and clinic participants. Food and beverages will be provided. Bring your family, don’t miss the fun!

Winner in each class will receive beautiful, hand crafted pottery by Al Omarzu.


Racers must be 16 years old to participate in the John Abraham’s 18 mile marathon, Ellen Anderson 10 mile race and Betty’s Pies 5 mile race. NOTE: The John Abraham’s 18 mile is not open to Stand-up Paddle boards. Racers must bring the boat type they select on the race registration form and have Coast Guard approved equipment(i.e., PFD, paddles float and bilge pump). If wind speeds Saturday exceed 20 mph, all festival races will be held on Sunday July 30th.  Awards will only be given the 1st place in each age class in the John Abraham’s 18  Marathon, Ellen Anderson 10 Mile Race, Betty’s Pies 5 Mile Race. All racers will receive a t-shirt and a finish medallion.  See the official race rules regarding cash awards for the John Abraham 18 mile Marathon.  * IMPORTANT NOTICE:  All racers must attend the mandatory race meeting on Saturday at 8 am. If you are not checked in at this meeting you will be disqualified.


Course Map

THKF Race Map     Abrahams Betty’s Race Map

Registration fees

Postmarked by July 22
July 23-26 online  and  Friday Registration on-site
 No Race day registration

Race Rules 


Festival Sponsors



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