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The Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast 2018

The  Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast returns as part of the Kentucky Waterman Series with 3 awesome courses; the 2.5 mile Round the Island Fun Race,  6 Mile LL Open Race, and the 10 Mile LL Open Race. All races launch from  the spillway beach at picturesque Laurel River Lake which is surrounded by Daniel Boone National Forest. This year the Paddle Blast is proud to be apart of the Southern Stoke Series, a series of SUP races that happen around the Southeast.

Be sure to bring your beach chair, sunblock, umbrella, and a fun spirit!

Transfer/Refund Policy

Entry fees are non-transferable. Race credit is available for future Kentucky Waterman Series Events.

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Schedule of Events:

Saturday, July 7th

  • 7:00 A.M: Registration Starts at Spillway Beach Area

  • 8 A.M: 10 Mile Racer Meeting

  • 8:30 A.M: 10 Mile Race Start

  • 8:45 A.M: 6 Mile Race Meeting

  • 9 A.M: 6 Mile Race Start

  • 10 A.M: 2.5 Mile Race/Family Canoe Race Start

  • 1 P.M: Awards Ceremony on Beach

Events

4 Mile Round The Island Race

  • Southern Stoke Series Short Race

Saturday,july 7th

  • Boat Drop off/Check - In: 7:00 A.M

  •  Race Meeting: 8:45 A.m

  • Race Start: 9 A.M

  • Awards Ceremony on Beach/Post Race Meal: 1:00 p.M

Starting Location Address:(86-98 Robert E.Blair Memorial Highway, Corbin, KY 40701)

The 4 mile Round the Island Race is a loop course. Paddlers line up just off the spillway beach and then they streak around a beautiful forested island and back the to beach twice. Depending on your experience, it will take between 55 minutes to 1 hour 5 minutes to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to get into the racing scene and to see what you can do!

Paddler will receive:

  • Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast Shirt
  • Support boats stationed along the course all day in case they are needed.

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • Post-Race Meal

Register by FEBRUARY 20th: $40 (SAVE $25)

Cost: Register by FEBRUARY 21st - June 1st: $50 (SAVE $15)

Register by june 2nd – june 15th: $55 (SAVE $10)

Register by june 15th - june 30th 1st: $60 (SAVE $5)

Register by july 1st: $65

6 Mile Laurel River Lake Open Race 

  • Kentucky Waterman Series Short Race

Saturday,july 7th

  • Boat Drop off/Check - In: 7:00 A.M

  •  Race Meeting: 8:45 A.m

  • Race Start: 9 A.M

  • Awards Ceremony on Beach/Post Race Meal: 1:00 p.M

Starting Location Address:(86-98 Robert E.Blair Memorial Highway, Corbin, KY 40701)

This is a 10 mile race that starts on the spillway beach and loops around the main body of Laurel River Lake. This event is for intermediate to elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge. Depending on your craft, experience, and river conditions: it will take between 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours  to complete the course. Our cut-off time is 2 hours 30 minutes. 

Paddler will receive:

  • Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast Shirt
  • Support boats stationed along the course all day in case they are needed.

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • Post-Race Meal

Register by FEBRUARY 20th: $40 (SAVE $25)

Cost: Register by FEBRUARY 21st - June 1st: $50 (SAVE $15)

Register by june 2nd – june 15th: $55 (SAVE $10)

Register by june 15th - june 30th 1st: $60 (SAVE $5)

Register by july 1st: $65

 

10 Mile Laurel River Lake Open Race

  • Kentucky Waterman Series Long Race

  • Southern Stoke Series Long Race

Saturday,july 7th

  • Boat Drop off/Check - In: 7:00 A.M

  •  Race Meeting: 8:45 A.m

  • Race Start: 9 A.M

  • Awards Ceremony on Beach/Post Race Meal: 1:00 p.M

Starting Location Address:(86-98 Robert E.Blair Memorial Highway, Corbin, KY 40701)

This is a 10 mile race that starts on the spillway beach and loops around the main body of Laurel River Lake. The 10 Mile Laurel River Lake Open Race is for intermediate to elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge. Depending on your craft, experience, and river conditions: it will take between 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete the course. Our cut-off time is 3 hours.

Paddler will receive:

  • Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast Shirt
  • Support boats stationed along the course all day in case they are needed.

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • Post-Race Meal

Register by FEBRUARY 20th: $45 (SAVE $20)

Cost: Register by FEBRUARY 21st - June 1st: $50 (SAVE $15)

Register by june 2nd – june 15th: $55 (SAVE $10)

Register by june 15th - june 30th 1st: $60 (SAVE $5)

Register by july 1st: $65

 

 

 

Accommodations 

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Dupont Lodge at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Dupunt Lodge at Cumberland Falls is one of the most picturesque resort facilities in the whole Kentucky State Parks System. The park has cottages, hotel-style room, and a campground located adjacent to Cumberland Falls, hiking trails, and beautiful whitewater section of the Cumberland River.

Book a Reservation here.

Amenities include

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Epic Waterfall & Trails

Phone: 606) 528-4121

Address: 7351 KY-90, Corbin, KY 40701

Distances from Race LOcation:

  • 17.9 miles

Parking: Parking lot

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Baymont Inn & Suites London KY

Baymont Inn & Suites is located off I-75 in London, KY.

Book a Reservation here.

Amenities include

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Onsite Laundry

Phone: (606) 877-1000

Address: 2075 KY-192, London, KY 40741

Distances from Race LOcation:

  • 18.5 miles

Parking: Parking lot

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Holly Bay Campground

Holly Bay Campground is just a short drive from the race launch area on the spillway beach of the lake.

Reserve a spot here.

Amenities include

  • Bathroom & Shower house
  • Electric Hookups
  • General Store

Address: Holly Bay Campground, 395 Laurel Lake Road, London, KY 40744

Distances from Race LOcation:

  • 2.1 miles

  • Parking: Pull-IN