30 years of paddling the Juniata!

April 23 - Raystown Canoe Club, Inc. is incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c) corporation under the Nonprofit Corporation law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The first annual membership meeting was on July 27, 1981 at the Juniata Hotel in Everett were six people were elected to the Board of Directors, and the first official Bloody Run Canoe Classic boat race was proposed for April 25 - 26 of that same year. 
70 boats, 140 paddlers
"We more than doubled the number of entrants for the canoe races." - Rich Shimer, President   

Festival, Carnival, Car & Bike Show & Triathlon 

Festival, 5k, Dance & Motorcycle Show   

Water Trail Inauguration
The Raystown Canoe Club helped Pennsylvania celebrate the inauguration of the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River Water Trail, a class I water course ideal for novice canoeists.

Festival, BRSF Queen, Triathlon, Car & Bike Show

2002 - 2007 hiatus

Bloody Run Canoe Classic Revival
48 Paddlers
Community supporters helped the Raystown Canoe Club to bring the Canoe Classic back to life.

Rubber Ducky Race
67 Paddlers 

53 Boats, 77 People & 24 Volunteers
Celebrating Everett's 150th Anniversary at Masonic Temple with Artifacts, after party at the Union Hotel, Duck Race


67 total boats
29 boats in the 9 Mile Race
34 boats in the 5 Mile Race 4 boats in the Fun Float
Vendor and music at the Masonic Temple