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The Greenway Network’s annual Race for the Rivers will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, with a 40-mile competitive route for experienced paddlers departing from the Washington riverfront (Mile 68) at 9 a.m. and a 20-mile route for beginners and novices departing from the Weldon Spring boat ramp (Mile 43) at 9:30 a.m.

A canoe and kayak event, Race For the Rivers aims to get more people down to the water and involved in river conservation. Paddlers with any level of experience are allowed to participate.

For more information, go to www.racefortherivers.org.

Race for the Rivers is an annual fundraising event to support The Greenway Network’s river conservation efforts, so racers are asked for a minimum pledge (in lieu of an entry fee) when registering. The goal is $10,000.

The race length will take between three to six hours, depending on the pace of the paddlers. Both routes end at Frontier Park in St. Charles (Mile 29), where a festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.