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Big South Fork River Dash & Wild Rivers Celebration 2018

 

October 6th, 2018

The Big South Fork River Dash presented by is back again in it's third year. This event will be last event of the 2018 Kentucky Waterman Series presented by Breaks Interstate Park season. The race will also serve as our awards ceremony site for the overall series and is one of last paddlesports races of 2018 in the upper Southeast; making it a perfect way to wind down for the season. Paddlers will have a chance to experience the beauty of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, one of our country’s great frontiers through a flatwater river dash down the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River while being surrounded by scenic gorges, sandstone bluffs, and lush forestland.  This is a spectacular paddle sports event you do not want to miss! celebrate with us!

 
 

Choose your adventure

 
 

Full Schedule of Events

*This page will be added to and updated as the race approaches*

FRIDAY,NOVEMBER 10TH

  • 5:00 P.M: Alum Ford Campground Check-In (Located at at the end of State Hwy 700, Whitley City, KY 42653)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

  •  8:30 A.M: Registration & Check-In at Alum Ford Boat Ramp ( Located at at the end of State Hwy 700, Whitley City, KY 42653)
  •  9:30 A.M: 14 Mile Racer Meeting at Alum Ford Boat Ramp 
  • 10:00 A.M: 14 Mile Race Start
  • 10: 15 A.M: 8 Mile Racer Meeting at Alum Ford Boat Ramp

  • 10:30 A.M: 8 Mile Race Start

  • 11 A.M: 4 Mile Race Meeting

  • 11:30 A.M: 4 Mile Race Start

  • 3 P.M: Dinner at McCreary Heritage Hall (14 Bridge StreetStearns, Kentucky)

  • 4 P.M: BSF Awards Ceremony/Kentucky Waterman Series Awards Ceremony at McCreary Heritage Hall

 
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Sponsors & Supporters

 
 
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Accommodations 

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Red Roof Inn

Located in Whitley City just off US-27. Red Roof Inn will be the host hotel for the Big South Fork River Dash.

  Call the hotel at (606) 376-3780 to reserve your room at the special rate of $45 + Tax. Must mention "Kentucky Waterman Series" to take advantage of this discount. *Note: Unfortunately, there is no place to store your craft inside the hotel other than your room.

Rate: $45 + Tax

Phone: (606) 376-3780

Address: 1116 US-27, Whitley City, KY 42653

Distances from Race LOcation:

  • 6.1 miles

Parking: Parking lot

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Alum Ford Campground

Located inside the National Park Service's Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area a literal hop, skip, and a jump from the race launch area at Alum Ford Boat ramp. This steezy campground will serve as the official crash-pad for the Big South Fork River Dash. 

Amenities include

  • Concrete tent pads with space for 2-4 per site
  • bear-proof food storage lockers.
  • Pit toilets.
  • Tons of smore's, ghost stories, and pre-race hanging out!

Address:  Hwy 700, Whitley City, KY 42653

Distances from Race LOcation:

  • 0 miles

  • Parking: Parking lot

Limited space is available, thus we will handle the booking for campsites on behalf of racers particpating in the Big South Fork River Dash.