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Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

40th Anniversary

Visitors will celebrate the Gunflint Trail Canoe Races 40th Anniversary at the Gunflint Lodge Waterfront: 143 S Gunflint Lk, Grand Marais, MN 55604 on the evening of Wednesday, July 19. The Gunflint Trail Canoe Races is a family-oriented fundraiser that benefits the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. At 6 p.m., long-distance canoe races begin, followed by many age and gender-based races. Gunnel pumping (standing atop the canoe while bouncing up and down to make a canoe move forward) will follow. Additional evening activities include a silent auction from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., kid events starting at 4 p.m., food service beginning at 4:30 p.m., and a raffle with items donated by generous local merchants, which starts at 6 p.m. Race registration takes place at the waterfront prior to 6 p.m.