Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC)

A council of CanoeKayak Canada (CKC)

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About MCRC

The Marathon Canoe Racing Council

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the governing body of competitive canoeing and kayaking disciplines in Canada. These three disciplines are sprint, whitewater and marathon. The Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) is the council within CKC representing Distance Paddle Racing in Canada. 

MCRC supports provincial marathon associations, develops Marathon related NCCP Marathon Coaching, Paddler and Officials training programs and coordinates the yearly Canadian selection process for the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Worlds Championships.

Marathon Canoe Racing Council Member Associations

Canoe Kayak BC

Website: canoekayakbc.ca

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan

Website: saskcanoe.ca

Manitoba Paddling Association

Website: mpa.mb.ca

Ontario Marathon Canoe 

Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA)

Website: omckra.com 

Nova Scotia Marathon Canoe Racing Association (NSMCRA)

Website:  nsmcra.ca 



August 25, 26 Northern Water Sports Centre / Sudbury Canoe Club  

email: nationals@omckra.com

Websites:  omckra.com  sudburycanoeclubon.com

Register at Sudbury Canoe Club

ICF Marathon Worlds

MCRC coordinates the yearly selection process for the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Worlds Championships. Athletes must be members of a provincial Marathon organization  

The Triple Crown of Canoe Racing

General Clinton

 The General Clinton Canoe Regatta: staged Memorial Day on New York's Susquehanna River, a one-day, non-stop 70 mile race from Cooperstown to Bainbridge

Au Sable River

The Au Sable River Canoe Marathon: a non-stop race from Grayling to Oscoda on Michigan's Au Sable River during the last weekend of July.

La Classique

La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie: staged Labor Day weekend on Quebec's Saint-Maurice River, a three-day race from La Tuque to Trois-Rivières."La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie".

 The triple crown was established in 1992 and recognizes the performances by athletes who compete at these three top marathon canoe races in North America. 

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