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Bluegrass River Run 2019 Presented By TBA

 
 

May 2019

Welcome to the third annual Bluegrass River Run (BRR). The BRR paddlesports float and races were created to celebrate the majesty of the commonwealth’s namesake waterway, the Kentucky River. Paddlers embark from Fort Boonesborough State Park (FBSP), home to the site of historic Fort Boonesborough, which was founded by the great frontiersman Daniel Boone. Their journey from FBSP immerses them in the impressive limestone geology of the beautiful palisades (canyon system) section of the Kentucky River and they are able to experience the ambiance of early spring with beautiful views of river banks in full bloom. 

The 6 mile float and race ends in the Clays Ferry region in Madison and Fayette counties, and the 19 mile race ends near the historic Valley View Ferry which has been in operation since 1780. Post event, paddlers rally at Proud Mary’s BBQ for a festival which includes live music, an awards ceremony,raffle prizes, and rad booths from our sponsors/partners.

 
 

Choose your adventure

 

 Schedule

TBA

 2019 Sponsors

TBA

Accommodations 

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Quality Inn - Richmond

Located in Richmond just off I-75. Quality Inn will be the host hotel for the Bluegrass River Run.
Book a room here.

Phone: (859) 623-0063

Address:  2006 Colby Taylor Dr, Richmond, KY 40475

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Distances from Race LOcation:

  • 13.8 miles

Parking: Parking lot

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Fort Boonesborough State Park Campground

Fort Boonesborough State Park Campground is a literal hop, skip, and a jump from the race launch area on the beach of the park. 

  • Reserve a RV spot here.

  • Over 60 campsites are available on a first come first serve basis.

Amenities include

  • Bathroom & Shower house

  • Concrete tent pads

  • RV Hookups

  • Campground Store

Address: 4375 Boonesboro Rd, Richmond, KY 40475

Distances from Race LOcation:

  • .2 miles

  • Parking: Parking lot

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Towneplace Suites  - Richmond

Located in Richmond just off I-75.

Phone: (859) 353-4860

Address:  2018 Colby Taylor Dr, Richmond, KY 40475

Distances from Race LOcation:

  • 13.8 miles

Parking: Parking lot

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Three Trees Canoe & Kayak

Three Tree Canoe & Kayak operates a livery and campground right across the river from Fort Boonesborough State Park.

Reserve a spot here.

Amenities include

  • Bathroom & Shower house

  • Concrete tent pads

  • RV Hookups

Address:300 Athens-Boonesboro Road Winchester, KY 

Distances from Race LOcation:

  • 1.3 miles

  • Parking: Parking lot