Boats in the Breaks - Canoe and Kayak Race

Saturday, 07/17/2021

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument by joining the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument's Boats in the Breaks canoe and kayak race on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Paddle 20 miles of Montana's Wild and Scenic Missouri River from Fort Benton to Wood Bottom Recreation Area while supporting the Friends’ efforts to protect and preserve the monument.

Kick back and relax after the race at the Boats, Brews and Blues event in historic Fort Benton. This annual event, hosted by our partners at ChoCo Fun, includes a Montana craft brewfest and a free community concert featuring The Two Tracks, The Workers and Molly & Peter Wilson.

-Racers can compete solo or in teams of two in canoes or kayaks. -Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the solo and pair categories. -Space is limited, so register now (Registration deadline is June 30, 2021).

The registration fee per canoe or kayak is $35 for solo and $50 for pairs. This event is a fundraiser for the Friends, which also turned 20 this year. The Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument protects and preserves the monument through its work in stewardship, education and advocacy.

Start Time - 11:00 am End Time - 4:30 pm

Looking for a different way to participate? We are in need of volunteers to help with a variety of duties on race day, including registration, parking attendants, safety officers and more. Please sign up to volunteer by emailing

Thank you to our partners and sponsors at Golden Triangle Brewing, Great West Engineering, ChoCo Fun and the Bureau of Land Management. Interested in being a co-sponsor for this event? Please contact us at and put your business’s name in the public eye while supporting a great cause.

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  • Address:
  • 205 Fairground Loop
  • Fort Benton, MT
  • Dates:
  • 07/17/2021
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