Participants in the Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon share photos

  • Participants smile as they head down the river in the 65th Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon.

    Participants smile as they head down the river in the 65th Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. Courtesy of Ed Kakenmaster

  • Participants prepare to launch in Libertyville at the start of the 65th Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon, which took place Sunday.

    Participants prepare to launch in Libertyville at the start of the 65th Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon, which took place Sunday. Courtesy of Brian Snarr

  • Canoeists and kayakers get underway Sunday morning at the start of the 65th annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. Paddlers raced an 18.5-mile course from Libertyville to Mount Prospect.

    Canoeists and kayakers get underway Sunday morning at the start of the 65th annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. Paddlers raced an 18.5-mile course from Libertyville to Mount Prospect. Courtesy of Brian Snarr

  • A canoe and kayak approach Dundee Road in the 65th Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon.

    A canoe and kayak approach Dundee Road in the 65th Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. Courtesy of Brian Snarr

 
Daily Herald report
Posted5/26/2022 6:00 AM

Participants in the 65th annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon took plenty of photos -- and they shared them with the Daily Herald.

Julia and Lynora Jensen finished in first place in the women's division at the Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon.
Julia and Lynora Jensen finished in first place in the women's division at the Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. - Courtesy of Lorna Creed

Dozens of canoeists and kayakers launched into the river early Sunday morning in Libertyville to start the 18.5-mile course that finishes in Mount Prospect. Some paddlers took part in the event's "minithon," a 5.25-mile race that finished at the same location in Mount Prospect after launching at Potawatomi Woods, north of Dundee Road, in Wheeling.

It was the first marathon since 2019, after the 2020 and 2021 races were canceled because of pandemic-related concerns.

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