The 16th Annual Missouri American Water MR340 Race

More than 500 paddlers participated in the 16th annual Missouri American Water MR340 race which commenced on July 20 in Kansas City, KS and concluded on July 23 in St. Charles, MO.

Missouri American Water returned as the title sponsor by supplying volunteers and water bottles at the launch in Kansas City, check point in Jefferson City and the finish line in St. Charles. At the finish line, Missouri American Water crews provided additional race support through river bank cleanup efforts and supply a water trailer for thirsty participants and onlookers. Employee volunteers engaged by handing out water bottles, trophies and medals while welcoming racers.


Coined as the “world’s longest non-stop paddle race,” this endurance feat challenges paddlers and canoers to navigate a grueling 340 miles across the state of Missouri. The MR340 combines extreme sports and environmental stewardship.

Race proceeds benefit three environmental stewardship and education organizations: Missouri River Relief, Healthy Rivers Partnership and the Lewis and Clark Nature Center and Boathouse.  The MR340 also brings awareness to the importance of our rivers, which serve as a reliable source of drinking water for millions of Missourians.   













Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people. For more information, visit and follow Missouri American Water on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts

Samantha Williams

Manager, External Affairs