8 Mile Open Race

Saturday, October 6th

Boat Drop off/Check - In: 8:30 A.M

Racers Meeting: 10:15 A.M

Race begins: 10:30 A.M

Starting Location Address: State Hwy 700, Whitley City, KY 42653

This is a longer 8 mile flat-water event that starts at the Alum Ford Boat Ramp in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. This event is the perfect distance and course if you’re looking for an adventurous challenge. Depending on your experience, it will take between 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to get into the racing scene, to push you body, and to see what you can do! If you're not into racing, that's okay as well! You can float as well while enjoying the camaraderie/safety of being with awesome paddlers from all around the country. 


Paddler will receive:

  • Big South Fork  shirt.

  • Support boats stationed along the course all day in case they are needed.

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • Unique finisher's coin.

  • Post race party and meal at McCreary Heritage & Community Center in Stearns, KY.


  • Register by September 1st: $55 (SAVE $10)

  • Register by September 20th: $60 (SAVE $5)

  • Register by September 21th: $65

  • Youth: $25