Race to the Dome is a canoe/kayak/SUP race on the Missouri River. Two race courses are available to paddlers - Hartsburg to Jefferson City (15.8 miles) and Providence to Jefferson City (27.6 miles).
The first Race to the Dome was hosted on July 3, 2010, started by Patrick Lynn as a fundraiser for Missouri River Relief. After several years of running the race, the race began to be transferred to Missouri River Relief to organize and run.
Now, this has become a favorite race for the community. It’s one of the last races of the paddling season and people like that it attracts seasoned veterans and brand new paddlers. One of the growing divisions of the race is the Adult/Youth division.
Proceeds from the race support Missouri River Relief's efforts to connect people to the Missouri River through hands-on, on-the-river clean-ups, education and recreation.
The race will start Saturday morning at 9 am at the Hartsburg Access and the Providence Access points. The race will start in heats by division.
Race time will be between 2 and 4 hours depending on the paddlers’ experience. This is a perfect opportunity for novice paddlers to gain race experience and enjoy the beauty of the Missouri River.
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: 9 am (in heats by division)
Start: Hartsburg Access and Providence Access
Finish: Wilson Serenity Point at Noren Access, Jefferson City, Mo.
Distance: 15.8 miles and 27.6 miles
There is a pre-race shuttle available for the Hartsburg race. We'll follow up with more details as the race approaches. To get added or removed from the Hartsburg shuttle list, you can contact Christina.