Schedule & Course


  • Mandatory Safety Meeting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Race Beings at 9:30 a.m.



Race staging area is at Lincoln Shield access near the iconic Hwy 67 Bridge crossing the river to Alton, IL.
This section of the Mississippi River is visible from the Alton riverfront. Racers will navigate up river for 3 miles and back to Lincoln Shield for an additional 3 miles.  SUP racers will navigate only half the distance, paddling upstream for 1.5 miles for a total 3 mile race.

Safety Meeting and Race Start

All racers must fully check in by 8:00 am in order to sign a race participation waiver, receive race numbers and instructions on staging boats.  A mandatory race safety meeting will occur at 8:30 am.  Note: those registering the day of the race should come even earlier.  The race will begin at 9:30 am and depending on the number of racers, the start may be staged by boat class or race experience at the discretion of the race director.