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The fourteenth annual Canadian Sculling Marathon (CSM), inspired by the world-renowned Canadian Ski Marathon, is organized by the rowing section of the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC). Stressing participation, endurance, fitness, distance, and fun, the CSM is the most complete sculling marathon in Canada. Previous results can be found on the www.ONEC.ca/rowing site.
The CSM offers a choice of two touring distances: the full marathon (42 km) and the half marathon (21 km). We start and finish at the ONEC boathouse. The course goes up the Ottawa River past Rideau Falls and below Parliament Hill, turns around Gull Island, descends past the magnificent Museum of Civilization to the Gatineau River, loops up and back down the Gatineau, circles Kettle Island and, for the full marathon, heads downstream to the Duck Islands and back. Organizers reserve the right to change the course in the event of adverse conditions.
Medals will be awarded to all scullers who complete either endurance distance. Marathon shirts are guaranteed to all participants who register by July 31. Participants should be in good physical condition and have rowed their target distance. Because of the nature of the course, all boats must carry Transport Canada mandated safety equipment: life jackets (one per individual), bailer, throw line and whistle.