Just before the 9 o’clock hour on Saturday morning 40 teams made up of one person, or two person rafts. Kayaked down Trail of Tears State Park’s Lake Boutin and walked the adjoining lake trail. The cause for the event was to raise awareness and inspire more participation through the Southeast Missouri Region. All of the proceeds raised at this year’s event were put towards the athletic ride-along program my Team Triumph of Missouri. The organization puts endurance athletes together of every ability, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate in these types of events.