The riverbanks of the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center (http://www.lewisandclarkcenter.org) mark the completion of the rigorous competition 340 miles down the Missouri River. Competitors in individual, tandem or group canoes and kayaks begin in Kansas City and end in St. Charles at the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center. High levels of water and dangerous river conditions this July demanded that the 9th annual race be rescheduled for August 12-15.
The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles will be serving pizza, beer and soft drinks from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm CST on both Thursday and Friday, August 14-15. "We encourage you to tour the museum and join the racers' support crews in welcoming these paddlers after a strenuous race across Missouri," said Bill Brecht, Executive Director for the Museum. Free museum admission on August 13, 14 & 15 is sponsored by Missouri American Water. The most elite participants will paddle non-stop to cross the finish line at the museum in 36-40 hours. A steady stream of paddlers will continue to arrive in St. Charles through the deadline of Friday, August 15 at midnight. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit museum exhibits and Discovery Expedition programs.
About the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center
The Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center is a publicly-supported, not-for-profit museum in Historic St. Charles on the Missouri River in St. Charles, MO. The museum welcomes visitors from all 50 states and over 44 countries and is an educational attraction for over 200 classes from area school districts. The Boat House, featuring a full-sized replica keel boat and 2 pirogues, is also home of the Discovery Expedition of
St. Charles, Missouri, a nationally recognized group of re-enactors dedicated to maintaining the legacy of Lewis & Clark through ongoing appearances and living history demonstrations. Additional information is available at www.lewisandclarkcenter.org.