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Inside the Missouri River 340

Presentation by MR340 Organizer, Scott Mansker

Scott will share the behind-the-scenes story of the world’s longest non-stop river paddling race, the MR340. He’ll be joined by some veteran paddlers to answer all of your race questions.


The scene at Wilson's Serenity Point, the Jefferson City Checkpoint for the 2017 MR340. photo by Steve Schnarr

Time and Place

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:00 pm

Big A's on the Riverfront
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Presentation by paddler and MR340 organizer Scott Mansker

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
(NOTE – this month’s talk is the FIRST Wed.)

6. p.m. Social Hour at Big A’s on the Riverfront
7:00 p.m. Presentation

At Big A’s on the Riverfront (in the back room)
308 N Main St. –  St Charles, MO
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE and open to the public! 

Hosted by Greenway Network

Scott Mansker

Scott is the organizer of the MR340. He is the safety boat coordinator for the race and is shown here in his boat the Falcon.
photo by Steve Schnarr.

The Missouri River 340 is the world’s longest non-stop river race and is listed as one of National Geographic’s Top 100 American Adventures.  Starting in 2006, it has brought racers from England, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Denmark to come and race our river.  The course spans the state of Missouri, 340 miles from Kansas City to St. Charles.  Racers paddle day and night to finally reach the beach in St. Charles and say they did it!  Come hear some stories about how this crazy thing got started and meet some of the paddlers who have done it a time or two.

Scott is one of the founders of Rivermiles, the folks that organize the Missouri River. He has been paddling on the Missouri River since 1989. Scott is also a high school teacher. He is a co-founder of BigMAP (Big Muddy Advocacy Partners) and also co-produced the “Rivermiles” PBS documentary series


To Big A’s on the Riverfront, our host for the Speaker Series.

To get there from I-70

  • Take I-70 to exit 229B – the 5th St. Exit
  • Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
  • After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
  • Turn left onto N. Main St.
  • Big A’s will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
  • View on Google Maps.

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All speakers are presenting for free and Big A’s is sharing the space for free! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Rocheport and Kansas City.

A special thank you to Greg Poleski  of Greenway Network for making this happen!

The views and opinions expressed by our presenters do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of Greenway Network, the Big Muddy Speaker Series or any of the partners that support this public forum. The Big Muddy Speaker Series believes that hearing diverse perspectives is a crucial building block for an informed public.