Register to Compete in Kayak, Canoe or SUP Classes on July 22nd

The race will occur on the Mississippi River Alton Pool formed by the Mel Price Lock and Dam, located upriver from the city of Saint Louis at Riverlands. This section of the Mississippi River is very much like a large lake and the race will occur in an off-channel portion of the river. Racers will navigate a 2 mile loop.

About The Course
The race will be very spectator friendly with the racers in view the entire time. Bring your family and enjoy Riverlands.  The race will be in Ellis Bay.  This is the same location as last year, near the Audubon Center at the pavilion.

Stand Up Paddle Board Racers
4 miles total 2 loops of the course
Kayak and Canoe Racers
10 miles total 5 loops of the course

All military veterans are eligible to receive a refund of their registration fee (and thereby race for free). Learn more on the registration page

Proceeds & Registration
The Firecracker Race serves as a fundraiser for the Mississippi River Water Trail Association and funds raised will be used to help increase recreational access to the Mississippi River.

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