MR340

News & Updates

Dispatch #6 [2021]

Hello Paddlers – We are just a few days out. We know you are obsessing about if you have enough or the right gear and thinking about how your next week is going to go. We are doing the same here at Race Headquarters! Plus we’ve been obsessing about rain. More about that in a […]
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Dispatch #5 [2021]

Hello MR340 family! The days have narrowed to just a few.  Time to pull all those threads together into a rope and start pulling for St. Charles.  We've addressed so many details in previous dispatches, you should definitely go back through and read them to make sure you've checked your boxes.  I go through both […]
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Dispatch #4 [2021]

ONE MONTH DISPATCH One month from right now we'll be wrapping up the Monday night mandatory sign in at Kaw Point Park!  That will be Monday, July 19 from noon to 8pm.  Drop in anytime.  Your process should take about a half hour from waiver signing to tshirt pickup.  But there will be other fun […]
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Dispatch #3 [2021]

Remain calm.  But the race is NEXT MONTH. We're dialing things in on our end and hopefully you are too!  Plenty of time remains to get you and your ground crew ready for this adventure.  River levels look very friendly with lots of shoreline and sandbars currently above the water.  Hopefully, you are getting some […]
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Dispatch #2 [2021]

Hello Fellow River Friends, Hopefully, you've had some time to digest all the great resources we tagged in Dispatch 1.  And for some of you, there were questions answered in there that you didn't even realize you had!  And maybe some new ones born from the avalanche of good stuff.  We're here to help.  This […]
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Dispatch #1 [2021]

Hello Friends! The 16th Annual MR340 is July 20-23 with mandatory check-in at Kaw Point Park on July 19 between noon and 8pm. Here are some things to know. MISSOURI RIVER RELIEFOur friends at Missouri River Relief now own and operate the MR340.  This is the best news we could hope for the longevity of […]
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Dispatch #4 [2020]

Flood and Weather Outlook I hate to even bring up the F word (flood) but it's something we have to talk about.  Recent heavy rain in KC and upstream have primed the situation.  And more rain is expected in the next 72 hours.  So, while there is a lot of room in the river, and […]
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Dispatch #3 [2020]

We're less than a month out! We continue to prepare for a safe adventure.  Here are the Covid adjustments we've made. 1. Virtual safety meeting (you will receive a link the week prior to the race to view)2. Reduced number of participants (Roster is cut by 33%)3. Masks required on boat ramps and at food […]
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Dispatch #2 [2020]

So far, so good. We've continued to have good luck in our pursuit of all permits and insurance.  The race is still planned for August 4-7 with check in the afternoon/evening of August 3, anytime noon to 8pm at Kaw Point Park.  We've still got a great deal to cover between now and then to […]
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Dispatch #1 [2020]

Hello to Everyone! Welcome to what we hope will be the 15th Annual MR340.  We are continuing with planning at this time. We are following the MR340 mantra, "Proceed as the Way Opens" and are carefully nudging things forward.  Should conditions allow, we will have things in place for the race.  Let me say up […]
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