July 6 2024, 7:00am

Mississippi Water Trail Firecracker Race 2024

Mississippi Water Trail Firecracker Race 2024

Grafton to Alton on the Mississippi River

The Firecracker Race returns again this year on the Mississippi River on July 6, 2024! Sponsored by the Mississippi River Water Trail, the paddling community is invited to come out and race on the river between Grafton and Alton, a route spanning roughly 15 miles! There are classes for kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards with awards for the top 3 finishers in each. The event begins at 9 AM with a mandatory safety meeting with the race to start at 9:30 AM in Grafton. Racers will meet at Old Bakery Beer Company for an awards ceremony to follow at 3:30 PM. Looking for paddlers to come out and support this fundraiser that helps the MRWT Association increase access to the Mighty Mississippi!

*Learn more on the race HERE!

Event Cost:
Racer - ACA member: $40
Racer - non-ACA member: $40