The H.U.P. Race is a spoof on the AuSable River International Canoe Marathon. H.U.P. is an abbrevation for "Hurry Up and Paddle... or SINK" race. Each team is responsible to build their own "canoe" - out of plywood, boards, nails and duct tape. Canoes will be judged and given various awards, including "most creative design", "haven't for a clue", and "sinker". The one paddler allowed in each canoe may be in costume.
For more information, visit: https://www.ausableriverfest.com/hup-race/