Canoe and Kayak Races

We’re happy to announce the return of canoe and kayak races to Paddlefest with the Race to the Roebling and the NatiNKY Nine Mile!

Canoe and kayak races make a return to Paddlefest in 2018 as part of the Kentucky Waterman Series.  Join us for either a 4.2 or 9 mile race, starting at Schmidt Recreation Complex and concluding at Gilday Riverside Park with our awards ceremony and Finish Line Festival!  Shuttle buses will be waiting to return paddlers to their cars at Schmidt Recreation Complex to return to the take-out to pick their boats.

Special thanks to our race hosts, Kentucky Waterman Series and Stand Up Paddle Cincinnati.  Racers will register through PaddleGuru, not via the standard Paddlefest registration site (link below!). 

Race categories will include for Men, Women, Youth and Mixed for tandem races:

If you’re a SUP racer, please visit our SUP race page to learn more about the two races offered at Paddlefest 2018.

Following your race, relax in the Racer Reception tent sponsored by Southern Paddlesports. Race awards will be announced at 10:00 am.

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