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10/7/13 - John Hugus a Wisconsin paddler passed away Sunday, Oct. 6 after a battle with cancer. He was in the hospital surrounded with family and friends. His parents who live in South Bend, Ind. were able to be with him. Visitation will be at the Peterson/Kramer Funeral Home in Wausau on Thursday 10/10 at 4-8 PM. Service will be at Nine Mile Forest ski chalet on Friday 3:00 PM with a visitation to follow. John's home address: 3800 West Wausau Ave Wausau, WI 54401


10/2/13 - Paradise Race Results are posted.


9/24/13 - MCRA Gildan Full Zip Hoodies are available for purchase. They are $30 with the MCRA logo on chest or $35 with logo and personalization (last name and/or canoe #) down the sleeve. There is also a ladies version available. If you would like to purchase one send a message to with your size (note if you would prefer ladies), color preference and personalization info if you choose. Orders are due by Wednesday, October 2nd. Download Sample Colors


9/9/13 - Looking forward to seeing everyone at the last MCRA race for the 2013 season this Saturday at Paradise.
Start is at Lower Fall State Park Registration begins 8:00 a.m.
10:00 C-2 Race Start
3:00 C-1 Race Start at Rivermouth
5:00 Awards and Dinner at Whitefish Twp. School 7221 N. M-123 Paradise (between Rivermouth and Village of Paradise on M-123). Note the Michigan Recreational Passport is required for entry into Lower Fall Park. Reminder: C-1 Bonus Raffle at Awards Ceremony


9/9/13 - The Final 2013 MCRA Points and C1 Paddler Ratings are posted. Thank You to Dawn Reker (MCRA Points) and Lauren Chapple (Paddler Rating) for compiling these results.


9/6/13 - Voting for the MCRA Annual Awards has closed. Thank you.


8/27/13 - Annual Award Nominations Are Open. Please submit the name and an explanation for nomination to Lynne through Please submit nominations by August 28th.

Harry Curley Award (Race Director/Committee)
Peterson Bow Award (Something positive to canoe racing)
Stern Award (Something unique while paddling/at a race)
Bank Runners Award (Outstanding Support Crew)
Adams Most Improved Paddler (Expert 1)
Expert 1 Rookie


8/26/13 - Mio Race Results are posted.


8/24/13 - The August MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

If you have information or ideas for the MCRA News please contact Rebecca Barton.


8/24/13 - A list of current MCRA Members (PDF Document) for the 2013 season.


7/28/13 - UPDATED: Check out the C1 Paddler Ratings (PDF File) compiled by Lauren Chapple.


7/28/13 - The Updated: MCRA Points are posted through the Curley. Thank You to Dawn Reker.


7/28/13 - Spikes Race Results are posted.


7/15/13 - Curley Race Results are posted.


7/15/13 - Funeral Services for Jay Stephan. The visitation is Monday from 3-8 pm at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, North Down River Rd in Grayling, with the funeral on Tuesday at 11:00 am with procession to the Stephan Cemetary afterwards.


7/9/13 - Midland Race Results are posted.


7/2/13 - Newaygo Race Results are posted.


6/13/13 - Clinton River and Ann Arbor Race Results are posted.


5/30/13 - For Port Huron racers and families, free camping is available at Ralph Scofields home on Friday and Saturday nights. On the River approximately 10 miles NW of the race site. They have lots of parking, lawn and water and have limited facilities available. Call Ralph at 810-385-2790 or 810-523-2100 with any questions and to let him know how many to expect.


5/22/13 - The May MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

If you have information or ideas for the MCRA News please contact Rebecca Barton.


5/15/13 - Roscommon and Alcona Race Results are posted.


4/29/13 - A list of current MCRA Members (PDF Document) for the 2013 season. Have you sent in your membership yet? Get your MCRA Membership Form and mail it today!


4/20/13 - The April MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

If you have information or ideas for the MCRA News please contact Rebecca Barton.


4/8/13 - Klondike Race Results are posted.


4/2/13 - It's Klondike Time! More Race Information


3/18/13 - The March MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

If you have information or ideas for the MCRA News please contact Rebecca Barton.


1/14/13 - The 2013 Tentative MCRA Race Schedule is now posted.


12/9/12 - The 2013 MCRA Board officers and contact information is now posted.


12/9/12 - The 2012 MCRA Awards and Final Points are posted. Congratulations to all paddlers.


11/1/12 - The following individuals will serve as 2013 Board of Directors for the MCRA: Rebecca Barton, Bob Bradford, Tom Cannon, Rick Joy, Cheryl Lucey, Tim McClure, Hailey McMahon, Pete Mead, Todd VanDeVen, Dwight Walker, Lynne Witte


10/23/12 - Voting for the MCRA 2013 Board of Directors is now closed. Thank you.


9/23/12 - The Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race, Paradise results are posted.


9/20/12 - The 2012 MCRA Canoers Memorial Monument Induction Ceremony September 23, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Ceremony at Monument. 2012 Inductees: Marilyn Wagner, Doug Killingbeck, Delbert Curley, Todd Ellison, Tom Krause, Glenn Beebe, and Blaine Brown. In the non-paddler category: Ray Snyder, Hardin "Frank" Davis, Bill Kahn.


9/10/12 - Be sure to RSVP for the MCRA Annual Awards Hospitality Night


9/10/12 - The September MCRA Newsletter is now posted.


9/6/12 - The Mio "First Dam" Race, Mio results are posted.


8/29/12 - We have received notice that Jack Kent passed away Tuesday, August 28. Jack was a MCRA paddler along with his brothers, son Clark Kent, and other family members. Jack will lie in state at Muir Brothers Funeral Home 138 S. Main Street Almont, Michigan 48003. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Jack's funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Muir Brothers' Funeral Home. Burial will be Saturday at 12:00 at Riley Township Cemetery in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the MCRA Canoers' Memorial. Please visit website - Lynne Witte


8/22/12 - One of our paddlers Dan Klinkhammer had a serious bike accident. He is in the hospital and suffering from serious injuries to collar bone and pelvis. You may send his greetings at 430 Lake Street Northville, MI 48167-1217. Please keep Dan and his wife Lucy in your thoughts and prayers. - Lynne


8/22/12 - The MCRA Points are posted through Spikes. One points race to go.


8/21/12 - MCRA Members:
As we come to the end of the racing season there are some important dates to keep in mind. Please return all of the annual trophy awards to Bob Bradford or Lynne Witte at the Mio race August 25.
ALL paddlers, families, friends, race directors, race sponsors are invited to the special awards gathering in Paradise at the Tahquamenon Brewery on Saturday, Sept. 15. Please watch next week for your opportunity to nominate and vote for the 2012 annual MCRA awards.
Would you like to be a part of the 2013 MCRA Board of directors? Please send you name to Lynne Witte.


8/13/12 - The August MCRA Newsletter is now posted with information on annual awards, board nominations, monument ceremony, and the end of the year party.


7/23/12 - The Spike's Challenge Race, Grayling results are posted.


7/18/12 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race, Oscoda results are posted.


7/18/12 - A list of current MCRA Members (PDF Document) for the 2012 season.


7/2/12 - The Schafer Chevrolet Canoe Challenge, Midland results are posted.


6/29/12 - The July MCRA Newsletter is now posted.


6/27/12 - Lots of new and updated results on the Race Results Page.


8/29/12 - Voting for the MCRA Annual Awards is now open. Place your vote here. Only one vote per member please.


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