July 2020 Race Updates
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Updates will be sent out in emails, and posted to the website.  Make sure to check back regularly.  We plan to have any many events as possible in 2020, while maintaining safety for our community.


- Grayling Paddler's Challenge- July 19 Sign up by following the link below- this will help to seed the heats!

- Soo Ultimate Canoe Race August 22

-ARCM Scholarship Fundraiser Beat Mike Davis C1 Race- July 18  
       This is not an MCRA points race

1. Virtual Races- Last day of the Virtual Curley Memorial Canoe Race is Today!  Tuesday, July 14, 2020.  Make your submissions by Tuesday night at 11:59 PM!

2. Tentatively scheduled races- the following are hopeful to get permits to host events

- Newaygo Power Paddle- August 15/16
- Mio "First Dam" Challenge- Possibly a Round Robin! August 29/30
- Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race- September 19/20
- Battle on the Boardman- September

3. Paddler Clinics- We have had requests from members to put on a few paddler clinics.  The board is working hard to put these together. Check the Facebook page, website, and newsletters to get the most up to date information!

Updates will be shared to Facebook,, and in the MCRA email newsletter as quickly as we can get them out to you. Please direct any questions you may have to the comments, or message the MCRA page, or reply back to this Newsletter.

Virtual "Curley Memorial Canoe Race"
Au Sable River Canoe Marathon Scholarship Fundraiser- Beat Mike Davis C1 Challenge- July 18

Pre-Register to get your handicap (or buy some more) and see if you can beat Mike! 

Not a MCRA Points Race
Paddler's Challenge- July 19
Anybody who is a member of the Michigan Canoe Racing Association can receive three months of Silent Sports Magazine. All you have to do is conatact Lynn Schoohs at715-258-4360  or schoohs@mmclocal, say they're from the MCRA and the preferred address of delivery, and they'll get free copies three months in a row. It can start with the August issue, or the September issue, or October . . . whenever a member would like to start this. 

At least one Paddling Article (usually more) is featured per month- August is an interview with Steve Landick, September a piece on Mentorship in paddling, October a Michigan River Canoe Trip/Family Paddling day, November a GPS Gear Guide, and December how to incorporate non-traditional gym equipment to train in the off season AND hopefully an interview with another top paddler! 
Postponed! Battle on the Boardman 

It saddens us to announce that the race will be delayed this year due to the current situation, we are looking forward to future dates and will keep you posted. Please stay safe and we will see you soon!
BACK ON!   Newaygo Power Paddle August 15 & 16!
Tuesday Night Race League

- C1 only

- Open to anyone in Michigan.

- Must be recorded on Strava. Screen shot and post in comments to the weekly Facebook post on Michigan Marathon Canoe Training Plans Facebook group- click the photo above for the link.

- Minimum of 5 miles to qualify

- Workout is completed on Tuesday, posted your Strava, and get entered to win one of various prizes by out sponsors!

Thank you to Northbound Outfitters, Paddle Hard Brewery, Spikes Keg O Nails, & Tri-County Insurance Agency for your support!

Buying or selling?   Check out Marathon Canoe Racing for Sale.
Looking for training partners and plans?  Go to Michigan Marathon Canoe Training Plans.
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