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Race For the Rivers - August 26 2017

Whether you’re an avid paddler looking for a competitive river race, or simply in search of laid-back family fun,  Race for the Rivers is the event you have been searching for! With water education, restoration and recreation as the focus, The Greenway Network stages an annual Missouri River paddling event, Katy Trail bike ride and Festival.


The Race:  Paddlers have their choice of two canoe and kayaking races:

  • 40 Mile Race: 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.
  • 20 Mile Race: Designed for the less experienced racer and/or recreational paddlers, this is a (non-stop) friendly competition race at a discretionary pace. This event begins in Weldon Spring and concludes in historic Saint Charles at the Race for the Rivers Festival in Frontier Park.

For the latest information and availability of shuttles see the web site for the Race for the Rivers.


The Ride: An epic 35 mile ride will start when we launch the boats for the race in Washington, Mo.  You will ride as a group, with escort, from the ramp across the bridge and to the Katy Trail.  Once you reach the trail you will be free to ride at your own pace.  

For the latest information and availability of shuttles see the web site for the Ride for the Rivers


The Festival: Located at historic Frontier Park in St. Charles, Mo. from 11 A.M. til 5 P.M.

The Race for the Rivers Festival is at the center of the Race for the Rivers canoe/kayak races and the Ride for the Rivers Katy Trail Fun Rides. All are welcome to come out and enjoy live music, great food and family-friendly, hands-on environmental educational displays and activities! The festival serves as the perfect place to keep tabs on the leader boards as you mingle among the racers and peruse outdoor gear from local vendors – not to mention, it’s a prime spot to watch the racers cross the flying finish line at day’s end! 

For the latest information on the festival, volunteer and vendor opportunities visit the Festival web site.


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