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20-mile Boats in the Breaks Race


The registration deadline for the 20-mile Boats in the Breaks canoe and kayak race on the Wild and Scenic Missouri River is quickly approaching.

The deadline to sign up is June 30. Space is limited, so register now at or by visiting the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument website at

The race will be held July 17, beginning at Fort Benton and ending at the Wood Bottom Recreation Area. It’s part of this year’s celebration of the 20th birthday of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

After the race, participants can kick back at the Boats, Brews, and Blues event in historic Fort Benton. This annual event, hosted by 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.

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

Partners and co-sponsors for the race are Golden Triangle Brewing, Great West Engineering, ChoCo Fun, Outside Bozeman magazine, and the Bureau of Land Management.


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