History

Historically, the the Bloody Run Canoe Classic has been comprised of a five and nine mile race, with multiple race classes that include both recreational and competition-class boats.

 

 
We hope to add more information about the history of the Raystown Canoe Club and the Bloody Run Canoe Classic soon! If you have information about events and you would like to share, please let us know!
 
1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990
1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000
2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010

1981
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. 
1982 
70 boats, 140 paddlers
"We more than doubled the number of entrants for the canoe races." - Rich Shimer, President
 
1983 TBD
 
1984 TBD
 
1985 April 20 - 21
Craft Sale
 
1986 April 19 - 20
Craft & Food Show
 
1987 TBD
 
1988 April 25 - 26
Festival, Carnival, Car & Bike Show & Triathlon
 
1989 TBD
 
1990 TBD
 
1991 April 20 - 21
Festival & 5k
 

1992 May 9 - 10
Festival & 5k
 
1993 May 1 - 2
Festival, 5k, Dance & Motorcycle Show
 
1994 April 30 - May 1
Festival, 5k, Dance & Car & Bike Show
 
1995 TBD
 
1996 TBD
 
1997 TBD
 
1998 TBD
 
1999 TBD
 
2000 May 21
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.
 
2001 May 19 - 20
Festival, BRSF Queen, Triathlon, Car & Bike Show
 
2002 hiiatus
2003 hiiatus 
2004 hiiatus
2005 hiiatus  
2006 hiiatus

2007 hiiatus
 
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 
 
2010 May 8
53 Boats, 77 People & 24 Volunteers
Celebrating Everett's 150th Anniversary at Masonic Temple with Artifacts, after party at the Union Hotel, Duck Race
 
2011 May 7
 

2012
 

 
 
2013 May 4

77 total participants
67 total boats
29 boats in the 9 Mile Race
34 boats in the 5 Mile Race 4 boats in the Fun Float

Vendord and music at the Masonic Temple