The Missouri River Freedom Race is a 100 km / 63 mile canoe and kayak race on the Missouri River that will challenge even the toughest of competitors. Racers must battle heat, humidity, and unrelenting headwinds as they make their way from Lamine to Jefferson City, with an official checkpoint at Cooper's Landing. Though the price paid by pain is worth it for the beautiful scenery, and an excellent post-race ceremony at the finish line.
The finish line will be at Joe Wilson’s Serenity Point (literally touching the Noren boat ramp) in Jefferson City, the state capital of Missouri, which affords a beautiful view of the capital building. There will be a free post-race meal for all racers at the awards ceremony, prizes, and a raffle.
As the unofficial "prelim" to the MR340, the Missouri River Freedom Race is the perfect race at just the right time in relation to the "big dance". You will race on an important leg of the MR340, and experience the brutal headwinds of "Manitou Alley".
You'll get the chance to experience a key section of the MR340. Your ground crew will be able to scope out important checkpoints Katfish Katy's and Noren, and do some recon on access points such as Booneville, Cooper's Landing, and Marion.