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 2012 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 fifth annual Missouri River paddling event on the weekend of August 25 & 26, 2012.
Paddlers have their choice of three canoe and kayaking races:
65 Mile: A two-day staged-event covering 65 miles of the scenic Missouri River from Washington Missouri all the way to the Confluence. This is a race for the serious paddler with strong endurance and a desire to compete.
41 Mile: Still a race for serious competitors, the 41 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: 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.
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 new extension of the Katy Trail. Participants have their choice of a 5 mile or 25 mile loop that begins and ends at the Race for the Rivers Festival in Frontier Park.