6/22/15 - Please note some Clinton River Race Registration Clarifications
There have been questions i.e." It looks like on the web preregistration for the Mt. Clemens race, the first paddler enters all his information, but only the name and age of the second paddler. Does the second paddler have to register on the web site also?"
The clarification is - Yes both paddlers have to pre-register for the C2 race. Each paddler should use the on line tool to register and If they chose to pay via PayPal only one of the C2 paddlers need do so. You can pay for the C-1 race by going to PayPal again and paying the $15 or you can bring cash with you day of to pay for it.
If there are additional questions contact Amanda Oparka - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 248-601-0606
6/22/15 - Ann Arbor Results are posted.
4/15/15 - The June MCRA Newsletter is now posted.
6/9/15 - Port Huron Results are posted.
6/7/15 - Alcona Results are posted.
5/12/15 - Roscommon Canoe Classic Results are posted.
4/22/15 - Updated: Alcona Dam Challenge Race Flyers are now available for download.
4/5/15 - Klondike Results are posted.
4/1/15 - Minutes from the Annual Membership Meeting are now posted - 2015 Membership Meeting Minutes
3/5/15 - A article from Priscilla Reinertsen, NECKRA President about USCA Nationals 2015 and 2016 which they will be hosting.
3/3/15 - Ryan Matthews has compiled a historical list of previous years award recipients. MCRA Award Recipient History
12/15/14 - The 2015 MCRA Race Schedule (Tentative) is now posted. Just in time for the Holidays!
12/10/14 - Please take this 4 question survey to help the MCRA figure out where the banquet should take place next year, and how we should move forward with the forums. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M6QHC26
12/2/14 - If you have anything you would like the 2015 MCRA Board to discuss at their annual planning meeting on Dec. 7, place send email email@example.com
11/20/14 - It is time to submit your request for a 2015 race date. Please send your proposed date along with as many race details as possible to MCRA@miracing.com by Dec. 1,2014. Thank for being a part of a professional canoe racing association.
11/20/14 - Voting for the MCRA 2015 Board of Directors has closed. Thank you for voting.
9/25/14 - It's time to submit nominations for the 2015 MCRA board! Anyone wishing to volunteer their time and make decisions on the next racing season should send their nomination to any current board member, or message the MCRA Facebook page
9/17/14 - Paradise Canoe Race Results are posted. MCRA Annual Award recipients chosen by the membership were announced at Paradise Canoe Race. Congratulations to everyone on a great season!
9/10/14 - Updated: The Final 2014 MCRA Points and C1 Paddler Ratings are posted. Thank You to Dawn Reker (MCRA Points) and Lauren Chapple (Paddler Rating) for compiling these results.
8/27/14 - Mio "First Dam" Results are posted.
7/29/14 - This Sunday please join family and friends as MCRA honors 13 paddlers whose names will be added to the Canoer's Memorial Monument overlooking the high banks of the AuSable River near Oscoda. A very special service begins at 2pm Sunday, Aug 3. Chairs will be set up under a tent.
Paddlers to be honored.
Jack Kent, Jay Stephan Sr.,I Rolland Batdorff, James C Allen, Jeffrey A Allen, Donald L Allen, Gerald R Yotkois, Tracy Hubbell, John Hugus, Pierre Lapointe, Carl Lenarsic, Jeff Kellogg, Jay Stephan Jr.
7/29/14 - Clinton River Canoe Classic Results are posted.
7/20/14 - Spikes Challenge Race Results are posted.
7/17/14 - Updated C1 Paddler Ratings (PDF File). Compiled by Lauren Chapple.
7/14/14 - Curley Memorial Canoe Race Results are posted.
7/10/14 - Updated: A list of current MCRA Members (PDF Document) for the 2014 season.
6/23/14 - Updated C1 Paddler Ratings (PDF File). Compiled by Lauren Chapple.
6/23/14 - Newaygo Power Paddle Race Results are posted.
6/17/14 - Updated C1 Paddler Ratings (PDF File). Compiled by Lauren Chapple.
6/17/14 - Huron River Canoe Challenge Race Results are posted.
6/15/14 - The June MCRA Newsletter is now posted.
6/9/14 - Check out the C1 Paddler Ratings (PDF File) compiled by Lauren Chapple.
6/9/14 - Alcona Dam Challenge Race Results are posted.
6/1/14 - Port Huron Race Results are posted.
5/23/14 - The 2014 MCRA Canoers Memorial Monument Induction Ceremony will be held on August 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m. More details on the ceremony will be added soon. If there are any questions please contact Bob or Lynne.
5/18/14 - Legend and past canoe champion, Jeff Kellogg passed away May 18, 2014.
5/11/14 - Be sure to check out the Race Schedule page. Lots of information on our upcoming races!
5/5/14 - Roscommon Race Results are posted.
4/8/14 - The April MCRA Newsletter is now posted. If you have information or ideas for the MCRA News please contact Rebecca Davis.
4/5/14 - To All MCRA Forum Users:
There has been an ongoing discussion regarding the practical ease of using the MCRA website forum. It can be tough to get logged on at times. We have explored going to a Google Forum format which would require users to have a Google account. MCRA administrated a Facebook page which is open to the public. Postings and questions can be asked through Facebook.
At this time, our webmaster will be archiving the current forum info. When that is completed a date will be posted and the MCRA Forum will be closed. We request you use Facebook in a responsible manner.
If there is a concern Facebook is not meeting the needs of the users, please privately contact a MCRA board members and a Google Forum will be reassessed.
3/30/14 - Klondike Race Results are posted. Spring is coming!!
3/10/14 - The March MCRA Newsletter is now posted. If you have information or ideas for the MCRA News please contact Rebecca Davis.
12/15/13 - The 2014 Tentative MCRA Race Schedule is now posted.
12/3/13 - Anyone looking to have a MCRA race in 2014 please contact Lynne Witte firstname.lastname@example.org
10/27/13 - The Annual MCRA Board Planning meeting is Sat. Dec. 7 at Bob and Janet's home in Lapeer. All 2014 race dates should be sent to email@example.com to have on the planning calendar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 muirbrothers.com - 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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