Cost & Overview

The cost to race is listed below (both racers of a tandem team must register separately). All racers must agree to abide by the race rules, sign a liability waiver and importantly understand that this race is a fund raiser for The Mississippi River Water Trail Association. All funds raised will go to support that cause. Your registration is supporting a worthy initiative to increase recreational access and use of the Mighty Mississippi River.

Register to Compete

Race Classes

Kayak Classes

  • Mens Kayak Solo (K1 Men)
  • Womens Kayak Solo (K1 Women)
  • Mens Kayak Tandem (K2 Men)
  • Womens Kayak Tandem (K2 Women)
  • Coed Kayak Tandem (K2 Coed)

Canoe Classes

  • Mens Canoe Solo (C1 Men)
  • Womens Canoe Solo (C1 Women)
  • Mens Canoe Tandem (C2 Men)
  • Womens Canoe Tandem (C2 Women)
  • Coed Canoe Tandem (C2 Coed)

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP)

  • Mens SUP
  • Womens SUP


All paddlers must download and complete the waiver below:

Age of Racers

Anyone paddling solo in the main race event must be at least 18 years of age on Sept 8th, 2018 or at least 16 years of age if part of a tandem team accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. (Note that the parent or legal guardian must sign the liability waiver for the 16 or 17 year old.)

Military Veterans

In support of the important service of our military veterans, all military veterans are eligible to receive a refund of their registration fee (and thereby race for free). The way this will work is that a voucher will be provided to all veterans after the race. For organizational purposes veterans will still need to register (and pay) for the race and also must successfully participate in the race to receive a refund voucher.

Race Cancellation, Reschedule and Refunds

If an unknown factor or event such dangerous weather forces a race cancellation (high winds, thunderstorms with risk of lightning strikes or floods) then an attempt to offer a make-up race date will be organized. All racers are responsible for monitoring the race website for updates on the race. If the race is postponed, any racer is welcome to attend the make-up race date or alternatively can receive a voucher for a race entry for the next year. NO REFUNDS will be offered within seven days of the race. Keep in mind that the race is a fundraiser for the Mississippi River Water Trail Foundation, so if you find out that you can’t make the race at the last minute…your registration will go to a good river-worthy cause.