Home of the world's longest non-stop river race: The Missouri American Water MR340

2017 RACE: AUG 8-11


Karen Sexton Parrish
Karen Sexton Parrish07/27/2017 at 10:59am
Newbie question here. My husband and brother-in-law are first time tandem paddlers this year and I am their support crew. My partner had to back out. Any other wives or significant others out there going this alone? Suggestions for sleeping arrangements especially? My husband is not keen on me sleeping in the car at checkpoints and/or camp grounds and some places look pretty remote as far as places to stay. Plus I don't want to be too far away in case they need me throughout the night. I'm a little anxious about all of this. Thanks!
Perry Whitaker
Perry Whitaker07/27/2017 at 12:44pm
I want to take this opportunity to ask everyone for a huge favor... This favor isn't for myself because I don't plan to sleep at checkpoints, but this is for all those folks who hope to grab a couple hours of shuteye at a checkpoint before getting back on the river. Please think long and hard about whether you really need to arm your car alarm. The numerous car alarms honking at checkpoints are really damned annoying, and they're ALL false alarms... Also, if you're sleeping in your car, and your alarm is armed, it will go off in the middle of the night. LET PEOPLE TRY TO SLEEP!!!
Steve Schnarr
Steve Schnarr shared a link to the group: MR340.07/27/2017 at 2:54pm
This links to a forum post with an attached two-page PDF designed to be printed on legal size paper, although I've seen all kinds of different sizes. A lot of folks like to print a copy, laminate it and keep it in their boat. Supposedly Staples can print it on waterproof paper too!

Page 1 is a map showing the new checkpoint layout with a few additional stops. Page 2 shows checkpoint closing times and some other info. Let me know how I can improve it for next year.