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MCRA News

  • April 15, 2024

    The B.I.G. Canoe Race – Belaire registration is now open https://www.runreg.com/big-canoe-race

  • April 14, 2024

    The Klondike Challenge Results are now posted

  • April 2, 2024

    Catch up with the latest MCRA News in the April 2024 MCRA Newsletter.  The MCRA Newsletter archive can be found on our Newsletter page.

  • January 10, 2024

    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

  • September 18, 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.

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