(KMOV) – High waters and dangerous currents are forcing the postponement of an annual Missouri boat race.
The fifth annual Missouri River 340 paddler race was scheduled to start in Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas on July 27 with racers finishing at midnight in St. Charles, Missouri.
The race has now been postponed to August 24 through the 27. The race course is 340 miles, non-stop on the Missouri River.
Race organizer, Scott Mansker is disappointed because of all the work and effort put forth by organizers, ground crew and the paddlers, but says it is the right decision for racer’s safety.
340 boats were signed up for the original event from several countries and across the United States. Some teams will not be able to participate on the rescheduled meaning there are open spots.
Racers that cannot take part in the rescheduled event will be given a voucher to compete in the 2011 race.
For more information on the Missouri River 340 visit www.rivermiles.com
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