Team River Runner (TRR)


Team River Runner’s (TRR) Mission – To provide all active duty, veterans, and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports!  TRR is a national organization with various Chapters, including 3 Missouri Chapters– St. Louis, Columbia, and Springfield. See TRR’s full values & vision statement.  

MWA has a long-standing relationship with TRR, which offers a way for the MWA paddling community to share the gift of rivers with veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much.  MWA collaboration with TRR is an opportunity to welcome veterans into our paddling family.

TRR offers paddlesport experiences in pools, flat water, moving water, and whitewater.  These opportunities are local, regional, and national.  Veteran and non-veteran volunteers are always needed as planners, helpers, safety, instructors, cheerleaders / companions, shuttle, donors, etc.  The benefits of TRR include social support, finding emotional strength, and re-creating personal identity, as well as athletic activity and time in nature.

Wednesday night Open Pool Sessions, weekly – led by TRR

Other Events

To view TRR activities, see the TRR calendar (check Missouri),  OR FaceBook.

To get involved, send a message to the StL TRR Chapter Coordinator OR contact Devin Gates,, 314-904-6443


Monetary donations, as well as new or gently used boating gear for adults and children gratefully accepted, and fully tax-deductible: boats (kayaks – recreational, white water, inflatable, and canoes), life jackets / personal flotation devices (PFD) all sizes, paddles, oars, spray skirts, boating helmets, airbags, dry bags, straps (for boat tie down), boating cloths (i.e. neoprene, splash jackets, etc.). We also welcome donations of snacks / food / drinks for use at our events, as well as donations of copies of fliers.

Team River Runner (TRR) is an independent, non-profit, national organization. TRR has adaptive equipment to assist participants with physical disAbilities.

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