Two Paddles' Mississippi River Paddle Weekend (partner event) — register now!

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 1:00pm
Coon Rapids Regional Park
River, paddlers + logo: "Mississippi River Paddle Weekend TWOPADDLES.ORG"

Experience the joy of paddling on our nation’s most famous river! Join Two Paddles Canoe & Kayak Races for the "Mississippi River Paddle Weekend" June 10-12, 2022.

The weekend includes five canoe and kayak races and a recreational tour — an event for every skill level.

  • The Mississippi River 7.5 mile Recreational Tour, also known as the "MR 7.5," is presented in partnership with the Paddle Bridge Guide Collective (rentals available and shuttle included).
  • The Minnesota High School Canoe & Kayak Championship Race (presented in partnership with the Minnesota Canoe Association) is a 3-mile race opportunity for anybody in grades 9-12, no racing experience necessary.
  • The MR 10, MR 25, and MR 48 are races taking place on June 12 starting in Ramsey, Otsego and Clearwater respectively. The MR 48 features a relay option, and the MR 10 includes a non-competitive option.
  • The MR 140 is a 140-mile race starting in Brainerd that includes night paddling, portaging and an optional rapids run.

Everyone is invited (paddler or not) to a Post Paddle Party from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. There will be live music, free food, merchandise and more. Stop by FMR's booth and say hello! Note that there is a $6 vehicle fee at this park.

Find more information and register here, including a race overview, paddler’s guide and rules for each event. Registration will be open for all races until 11:59 p.m. June 7, except the high school championship race — you can register up until the race begins for that event.

Can't paddle this time? You can still be a part of the fun as a volunteer!


FMR is an official nonprofit sponsor of this event.