The World's Toughest Outboard Marathon Celebrating 74 Years

2022 Class Sponsors

Thank you!

ASR Sponsor - A1 Marine ◊
15SSR Sponsor - WW Fairbairn & Sons ◊
25SSR Sponsor - Bill Goggin
CSR Sponsor - Lauer Pest Control ◊

Outboard Marathon Nationals: Racing August 13-14, 2022

Inland Waterway, Northern Michigan

Join the Top O' Michigan Outboard Racing Club (TOMORC) this August for the 74th Annual Marathon. Over two days of exciting and tough outboard racing in Northern Michigan. The course navigates through 87 miles of Northern Michigan's beautiful Inland Waterway. Registration will be Friday, August 12th, from 5 to 7 PM at Devoe Beach in Indian River. Register also on Saturday, from 8-9 AM at the race pits.

2022 Registration & FAQ's

Online Registration

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Frequently Asked Questions


When and where is registration on Friday, August 12th?

Registration begins at 5pm at DeVoe Beach (the pits). It ends at 7pm. All drivers are REQUIRED to be present at registration. 

What is the 2022 registration fee?

$90 per entry and $10 per trailer

What time can trailers arrive at DeVoe Beach?

12PM is the earliest

2022 Club Meeting Calendar

Meetings held at the Inland Waterway Museum @ 5:30 pm unless stated otherwise

July 26th

August 2nd and August 30th

September 27th

October 25th

Race Date Reminder:

Top O' Michigan Marathon Nationals: August 13th and 14th, 2022





Past Marathon Results


2022 Course

Saturdays course: approx 42 miles, modified Lemans start from pits out 1/2 mile to turn bouy and then back into Indian River. Race runs through Indian River then along the West side of Mullett Lake and entering Cheboygan River and running its full length to a turn around buoy in Cheboygan. The course then follows the same route back to a finish line at Devoe Beach in Indian River. Sundays course: approx 42 miles, modified Lemans start from pits across Burt Lake and then North to entrance of Crooked River. Course runs through Crooked River and into and around Crooked Lake making 3 check points and then back into Crooked River. Course then continues South along the West side of Burt Lake then across the lake into the Indian River. The race travels the full length of Indian River to a check point at Mullett Lake and then back through Indian River to the finish line at Devoe Beach. The Top O' Michigan Outboard Racing Club welcomes new participants and race veterans alike.

Photo by J. Schwartz Photography

Aerial photo provided by McVideo Productions

Club History

The TOMORC started in 1949 as the Top O’ Michigan Marathon Association. The TOMORC has continued to support the region & promote the marathon for the past 74 years. The club has 25+ active members who have continued to put on the oldest & most prestigious race in the outboard marathon circuit. The Top O’ Michigan Outboard Marathon has been the Marathon Nationals for many years. In 2013, the Top O’ Michigan Marathon won the American Power Boat Association Kevin Ladd Award for Best Stock Outboard Race in Region 6. In 2019, TOMORC partnered with the Presque Isle Yacht Club to help put on the annual Fireside 500 on Grand Lake in Presque Isle, MI.

Past Marathon Champs

Contact Us & Membership

General Info:

Commodore: Samantha Fairbairn
Vice Commodore: Peter Lauer
Treasurer: Sarah Bek
Secretary: Charlie Smith
Associate Member: Dan Pearson

Want to become an Active Member of the Top O’ Michigan Outboard Racing Club?

PO Box 873
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740

  1. To join, please print and fill out our membership form and send your dues to our PO Box
  2. Dues are $15 dollars per person and $20 dollars if joining on a race weekend.
  3. Please make checks out to TOMORC
  4. Any questions regarding membership, please email us!
Membership Form 2022

tomorc race
Photo provided by J. Schwartz Photography