MR340

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for the 19th Annual (2024) Missouri American Water MR340?

There are 2 full moon weeks targeted for the race.

Primary date is July 23- July 26 (race check-in July 22)

Secondary date is August 20 - August 23 (race check-in August 19)

Who is Missouri River Relief?  

Missouri River Relief is the nonprofit organization that hosts the Missouri American Water MR340. It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year. MRR is dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through powerful experiences. We host river clean-ups, diverse education programs and recreation events. We’ve been doing it for over 20 years and we’re gaining steam! Find out more at our website riverrelief.org

How does the fundraising work?

When you register for the race a $75 fee is required. There is an additional requirement to raise a minimum of $200 for Missouri River Relief. A fundraising page will be automatically created for you to share if you wish. It’s very easy for friends or family to make a tax-deductible donation to River Relief towards your goal. Whatever amount you haven’t raised by April 1st will be charged to your card. If you register after April 1 the full $275 will be required upon registration.

If you exceed the $200 there are prizes available from our sponsors at various levels.

Can I register my whole team at once?

No, each racer must register individually. If you are racing as a tandem or team, each person must register individually but make sure you each enter the same team name and four-digit boat number so we can match your registrations together.

What if the race gets postponed?

It’s possible the race could be postponed due to flooding or other issues of safety. This has happened a few times in the history of the race. If there is a year where it is unsafe to race either the primary or secondary race dates, there will be no Missouri American Water MR340 that year. When determining unsafe flood conditions, we reference the Flood Stage category for the Kansas City (32’), Glasgow (25’), Jefferson City (23’), and Hermann (21’) river level gauges, while considering safe shoreline for all ramps along the course.

If the race is cancelled, your entire entry fee becomes a tax-deductible donation. 

How fast does the race sell out? Is there a waiting list?

There is no waiting list for the race. We look at a variety of factors as the roster builds, and when we feel we have reached capacity, likely we will close individual divisions that hold large numbers of participants before closing registration entirely. Reach out to racing@riverrelief.org with your questions.

Are there refunds?

No, there are no refunds.  This is the major fundraising event for Missouri River Relief. River Relief has employees and many fixed cost obligations that rely totally on fundraising. Their budget depends on a consistent, reliable fundraising model. A no refund policy is consistent with most races that support a non-profit organization.

How can my company sponsor the race?

There are many ways to help! Contact our Development Director Lisa Cole to start a conversation.

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