August 14th 2021
Note- Current May 2020 Covid protocols – Masks needed when off the water and social distancing requested. Paddlers are responsible for their covid safety within their group and need to follow the current covid protocols in place on August 14th.
NEW – 55 MILE -RELAY Prize Money – Winning Relay teams in each of 3 classes(Mixed, Female and Male.) See Details for relay prizes and boat guidelines.
The Mighty Miss Marathon 55 , 25 and 12 mile is a human powered race open to all forms of human powered crafts, including canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and more on the Mississippi River. Race/tour can be done solo, tandem or in a relay with numerous paddlers. Your entry fee covers insurance, timing, an article of clothing, finish medal and limited transport back to Elk River start for the 12 mile event. See specific race details at Race Information for each distance.
55 Mile and Relay starts in St. Cloud -Beaver Island Park – 8:00am. Solo or Tandem and the relay teams -with a minimum 4 paddlers- maximum 10 paddlers as there are 5 separate legs that could be paddled. Support and relay exchanges must take place at Clearwater, Snuffie’s, Ellison Park, and Babcock wayside. – See Route information for detailed directions to each site.
Prize Money – Relay teams must use an Aluminum Boat to win $200 for First Place and Second Place $100 – teams can be any age – with 4- 10 paddlers in 3 categories – All Male or Female or Mixed with equal male/female numbers. Must use same aluminum 17 foot boat – all paddlers must paddle at least one segment – no limits on how many legs each paddler does. Relays teams using other boats are not eligible for prize money but will get other awards (medals and clothing).
25 mile race/tour starts in Monticello – Ellison Park at 10:30 am – Mass start on the water – need to provide your own transport back to Ellison or be dropped off. One site (12 miles downstream) for support at Elk River is possible.
12 mile race/tour starts at Elk River – Babcock Park Wayside rest – Noon – Racers mass start first. Then touring folks enter water after racers have departed. Limited transport back by van.
FINISH LINE – Peninsula Point Park – Two Rivers – Anoka at the confluence of Rum and Mississippi Rivers. Area has a nice easy landing spot, picnic tables, overhead shelter and bathrooms available as well -Park located right before you cross the Champlin/Anoka Bridge – follow the signs to the park.