River Races

When we first started working on river races on the Missouri River back in 2006, the Missouri River paddling community was pretty small. Since the MR340 race began to blossom from 16 paddlers its first year to hundreds, Missouri River paddle racing has really taken off. We’re proud to be a part of that growing community, providing safe paddling opportunities for everyone from world-class athletes to complete beginners.

Race to the Dome

This race offers two options, from Providence Landing or the Hartsburg Access to Wilson’s Serenity Point in Jefferson City, MO, 27.6 or 15.8 miles. The race, started by Patrick Lynn in 2010, is a benefit for Missouri River Relief. Usually in the beginning of October. www.racetothedome.org

MR340

The granddaddy of Missouri River races, it’s known as the world’s longest non-stop paddling race. 340 miles from Kaw Point Park in Kansas City to Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles, MO. The race goes all night long and is scheduled for a full moon in July or August. 

The MR340 is run by Rivermiles as a fundraiser for Missouri River Relief.  www.rivermiles.com

MR340 Logo

Osage Spring 12

Another benefit for Missouri River Relief, this fun race heads downstream from MariOsa Boat Ramp on the Osage to the Missouri River, then back upstream to Bonnots Mill. Hosted by Osage Paddle Sports.

Osage Paddle Sports

Races hosted by our friends

Here’s a list of some other races on the Missouri River and its tributaries.

  • Race for the Rivers – Last Saturday in August. From Klondike Park to St. Charles. Hosted by Greenway Network.

  • Midwest Paddle Racing – These folks host several great races during the year, including the Gritty Fitty and Kawloween (on the Kaw River), the Shootout and Freedom Race on the Missouri and the Mean Lamine. 

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