The Kawkawlin River Canoe Clash has been CANCELLED.

The Kawkawlin River Canoe Clash has been CANCELLED. A member of MCRA is TENATIVELY hoping to put on a race on May 18th on the Tittabawassee River in Freeland, MI. This race has not been confirmed yet as permits would need to be approved and race course finalized, but we will be sure to send updates as they become available.

Proposed Schedule 2024 Season 

The 2024 MCRA Racing Schedule is starting to take shape. Below is the proposed race schedule.

Klondike – April 6 (Non-points) & Membership Meeting
Spring Fling – April 20 (Non-points)
Bellaire “BIG” Race – April 27 & 28
Roscommon Canoe Classic – May 4 & 5
Kawkawlin – Tentative – May 18 & 19
Huron River Canoe Challenge – June 1 Mixed Bonus
Newaygo Power Paddle – Tentative – June 8 & 9
Betsie River Race – June 15 C1 State Championship
Muskegon River Throwdown – June 22 & 23
Paddle Hard River Rampage – July 6 & 7 Women’s Bonus
Curley Memorial Canoe Race – July 13 & 14
Spike’s Challenge – July 20-21
Soo Race – August 17
Mio “First Dam” Challenge – August 24 & 25 Expert 2 State Championship
Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race – September 14 &  End of year awards
Monument Ceremony – September TBD

MCRA Annual Awards 2023

Congratulations to our MCRA award winners and members on another successful season.

C-2 E1 Mens – Weston Willoughby
C-2 Women’s – Mary Willoughby
C-2 E2 – Anthony Fisher & Jayden Russell
C-1 Men’s –  Mike Davis
C-1 Women’s – Mary Willoughby
Fledgling – Tess and Reid Hill
Rookie – Austin Poland
Most Improved – Caleb Watson

Bow Award – Outstanding contributions to MCRA
Crystal Brabant and Alex Weiler for registration and timing at several events
Stern Award – Brad Wilson and Danny Medina for going a wrong way in Betsie Race
Bank Runner – Eric Batway
Curley Award – Ryan Matthews for all his stats and race history work
Presidents Award – Zach Cheney for points and stats

Congratulations to Wes Dean and Steve Lajoie Triple Crown Champions
Congratulations to Mike Davis and Guillaume Blais Classique Champions

Thanks to Bob Bradford for collecting and getting all the trophies engraved and maintained. Tom Cannon refurbished the Most Improved trophy.

Thanks to Two Rare for our prizes.