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Whether you’re an avid paddler looking to get in on a competitive river race, or simply in search of laid-back family fun, Race for the Rivers 2016 is the event you’ve been searching for! With water education, restoration and recreation as the focus, The Greenway Network is set to stage their seventh annual Missouri River paddling event on on August 27, 2016.
Paddlers have their choice of two race distances for canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedal boats, and open boats:
40 Mile: Still a race for serious competitors, the 40 mile is a one-day race from Washington, Missouri to the Race for the Rivers Festival at Frontier Park in historic Saint Charles.
GOOD NEWS! We have added a shuttle from Bishop's Landing in St,. Charles that can transport you and your boat to the Washington start point. To register for the shuttle, please go to: https://www.greenwaynetwork.org/get-involved/boat-shuttle-registration---race-for-the-rivers.php.
20 Mile: Designed for recreational paddlers and expert racers alike. This is a (non-stop) friendly competition race at where serious paddlers can eat up the miles, while recreational paddlers enjoy the often overlooked scenery that the Missouri River provides. This event begins in Weldon Spring and concludes in historic Saint Charles at the Race for the Rivers Festival in Frontier Park.
Festival Saturday » Aug 27, 11 am – 5 pm
As always, The Festival is open to any and all who are interested in good food, great music and more information about how to encourage and enjoy healthy rivers. All tax deductible pledges will go to support Greenway Network's various clean water initiatives.
Back again this year, Ride for the Rivers offers yet another way to join in the fun! Riders are invited to cheer on the paddlers in a self-paced trek along the Katy Trail. Participants can enjoy a 35 mile ride from Washington, MO to the festival.