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Paddlefest races

Choose Your Distance


Race to the Roebling (SUPs only)

4.2 Miles

Race half the Paddlefest course to our midpoint at Covington. For SUP racers only.

Nati/NKY Nine Mile

9.0 Miles

Longest race at Paddlefest, running the full length of our paddling course. All craft welcome!

Choose Your Craft


Paddlefest follows the class system of the Kentucky Waterman Series.

Register to Race


Racers register for Paddlefest through PaddleGuru, and separately from recreational paddlers. No race day registration.

Important Race Details

Racers must be on the first shuttle at 6:00 am if they wish to take advantage of Bright + Early Parking.

A mandatory pre-race meeting will take place at 6:45 am on Saturday.

More race details below.


Race to the roebling

4.2 mile race


Racer Notes

  • Stand up paddle board race ONLY

  • Shortest race at Paddlefest

  • Racers must continue to finish line after concluding the race. No shuttles are offered from race finish.

  • Medals awarded for top three finishers in mens + womens classes.

Pre-registration - $55

On-site registration - $65

NATI/NKY Nine Mile

9.0 mile race


Racer Notes

  • Longest race at Paddlefest

  • Racers finish at end of Paddlefest course, site of Finish Line Festival and awards ceremony

  • Medals awarded for top three finishers in mens + womens classes by craft category.

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Pre-registration - $65

On-site registration - $75