- Mandatory Safety Meeting at 8:30 a.m.
- Race Beings at 9:30 a.m.
Race staging area is at Lincoln-Shields Park near the iconic Hwy 67 Bridge crossing the river to Alton, IL.
This section of the Mississippi River is very much like a large lake and the race will occur in an off-channel portion of the river. Racers will navigate a triangular 3 mile loop.
Safety Meeting and Race Start
All racers must fully check in by 8:00 am (July 4th) 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.