River Action's Taming of the Slough

in United States at Empire Park

Online registration for this event is closed. You may sign up by phone or at the River Action office before 9/15, at packet pickup on Friday 9/15 from 5:00-7:00 pm (Bent River Brewing Co, 1413 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265), or at the race headquarters before 7:30.

  • Elite Individual
    Male Elite and Female Elite Flights will only be competing amongst themselves.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Individual
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Youth Division
    For Ages 12-17

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 2-person team
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 3-Person Team Registration
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Corporate Adventure Challenge (3-person team)
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Join a Team
    Choose which section of the race (kayak, mountain bike, or run) you would like to do and match yourself with a 3-person team!

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Sign up now for the 3x3 Adventure Series

This year the Taming of the Slough is part of a race series with the Timber City Adventure Race and the Annawan Canal Ambush. Compete individually in all three races for your chance to be crowned the 3x3 Champion and have your name immortalized on the Adventure Cup!


River Action
Fostering the environmental, economic and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities Region.

New This Year

Always wanted to be a Tamer, but could never get people together to form a team? This year we are adding the "Join a Team" registration option. By selecting this option you'll get to choose which leg of the race (kayak, mountain bike, run) you'd like to do as part of a three person relay team.

We will have a running total of how many of each (paddler, biker, runner,) unmatched participants we have. Participants will be grouped in the order that they signed up in. Once the requirements for a full team are met, River Action will be in contact with team members.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pickup is Friday 9/15 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bent River Brewing Co - Moline Brew House (The Patio), 1413 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265.


All Transitions take place at Empire Park in East Moline.

The Boat (Kayak or Canoe) is a 3.8-mile paddle around Campbell's Island.

The Bike is a short ride to Illiniwek Forest Preserve for a challenging mountain bike course returning to Empire Park (3.8 miles paved, 4.5 miles off-road, 400 ft. of elevation changes).

The Run is a 2-mile paved and off-road run finishing at Empire Park.

Tire Width Requirement

Tamers must use bikes with tires that have a minimum width of 1.4 inches. This will be enforced whether the off-road trails are open or closed.

Canoe and Kayak rental is available

Canoes & kayaks are available for rental through the following companies:

CrawDaddy (319) 352-9129

Princeton Outdoor Adventures (563) 289-5445

Team Competition

2-Person Team:
Consists of 2 members (start in canoe or kayak) who do all legs of the race.
Finish time is the average of both members' times.

3-Person Team:
Relay: Kayak, Bike, Run

Corporate Adventure Challenge (3-Person Team):
Relay: Kayak, Bike, Run. Traveling trophy to honor each year's winner. Corporate teams also eligible for team overall awards.

Youth Division

Youth Division:
Introduced last year, the youth division is a reduced route for youths aged 12-17 years. Paddle 2.4 miles, bike 5.8 miles, and run 2 miles. Youth participants are required to attend one Tune Up session. Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by a guardian 18 or older.


For more information contact Noah Truesdell by clicking the "Contact the Event Organizers" link in the left column or by calling (563) 322-2969.

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