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March 2022 Newsletter
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What's New:

Online Dues Payment Option now available! Make sure to select SignUp and not Renew.

The Klondike Challenge returns in 2022! See all the details below

Tentative 2022 Race Schedule includes NEW RACE! 
2022 MCRA Dues Now Online!

Due to popular demand, you can now pay your dues online!

Be sure to select the correct membership type, and to click on SignUp (Not Renew).

Dues can still be paid by mail or in-person. 

Pay your 2022 dues!

Both paddlers must be current on dues to receive MCRA points and prize money.

Renewal dues mailed after April 2 will be assessed a $15 late fee.
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The Klondike
April 2-3, 2022
Oscoda, MI

The 2022 MCRA season will kick off in April with the return of the Klondike Challenge in Oscoda on April 2nd and 3rd. This is a fundraiser for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon.

Canoe / Kayak Challenge - Saturday, April 2
Location: Huntington Bank (4452 County Highway F-41, Oscoda, MI 48750)
Entry Fee: $5 per paddler
Registration Times: 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM at Huntington Bank
Event Course: The course is approximately 4.25 miles (2.75 miles upstream, 1.5 miles downstream).  The canoe / kayak challenge will start at the mouth of Van Etten Creek (where it meets the AuSable River), heading upstream to Van Etten Dam, then performing a counter-clockwise buoy-turn, and then heading back downstream to finish just passed the F-41 bridge near Huntington Bank. Race course is approximately 45 minutes in length.
Other info: Lunch & the MCRA Membership Meeting at the AuSable Inn at approximately 2:30 p.m.  Lunch is not included in the entry fee.  Non-racing canoes and non-racing kayaks are allowed.  You must provide your own cold-weather gear and safety equipment, such as life jackets/PFD’s.  Please take cold-weather and cold-water precautions.

Run / Walk Challenge - Sunday, April 3
Location: Across from the Van Etten Lake State Forest Campground (Intersection of Perimeter Rd & Pride Rd)
Entry Fee: $10 per person
Registration: 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Event Start: 5K & 10K events start at 1:00 p.m.
Event Course: Looped course along Perimeter Rd. 10K runners will do two laps.
Other Info: Awards certificates will be available in the days immediately following the completion of both the 5K and 10K events.
This is a fundraising event for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Feel free to bring a dog to run/walk along side you! If you do so, we politely ask that the dog be on a leash.

For more information, visit

Tentative 2022 Race Schedule

This tentative schedule is subject to change.

April 2 Klondike Oscoda
May 14-15 Roscommon Canoe Classic
May 21-22 Kawkawlin Canoe Clash
June 4 Huron River Ann Arbor *Mixed Bonus*
June 11-12 Newaygo Power Paddle *C1 Bonus*
June 18-19 Muskegon River Throw Down *Women's Bonus*
July 9-10 Manistee River Grayling
July 16- 17 Curley Memorial Oscoda

July 23-24 Spikes Challenge Grayling
July 30-31 AuSable Marathon (Non-MCRA)
August 12-14 USCA Nationals Newaygo (Non-MCRA)
August 20 Soo Canoe Race
August 27-28 Mio First Dam Race *E2 Bonus*
Sept 10 B.I.G. Bellaire
Sept. 17 Tahquamenon Paradise
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Michigan Canoe Racing Association
6417 23 Mile Rd
Homer, MI 49245-9407

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