6 Mile Boonesborough to Proud Mary Race


DATE: 5.11.2019


The 6 mile Boonesborough to Proud Mary Race starts on the beaches of FBSP, goes along the beginnings of the Kentucky River Palisades canyon system, past the beautiful Lower Howards Creek Nature Preserve/Boone Creek, and ends at a boat ramp adjacent to Proud Mary BBQ - site of outdoor recreational festival. 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 your body, and to see what you can do! Divisions are designed to accommodate every type of craft; recreational kayak, surfski, stand up paddleboard, canoe, outrigger canoes, etc!


  • Register by March 30th: $45 (SAVE $15)

  • April 1st - April 25th: $50 (SAVE $10)

  • April 26th - May 1st: $55 (SAVE $5)

  • Register by May 2nd: $60

Paddler will receive:

  • Discount off meal at Proud Mary BBQ.

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

  • Custom BRR Recover (made from recycled bottles) shirt

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • In My Backyard Outdoor Recreation Festival Passport


Friday: 5.10.2019

  • 3:30-6:30 P.M: Paddling Clinics & Demos

    • Address: 4375 Boonesboro Rd, Richmond, KY 40475

      • Introduction to Outrigger Canoeing 

      • Introduction to Kayaking

      • Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding

  • 7 P.M: Optional check-In and Get Together at Halls on the River 

    • Address: 1225 Athens Boonesboro Rd, Winchester, KY 40391

Saturday: 5.11.2019

  • 6:00 A.M: Boat Drop - Off + Check - In at Fort Boonesborough State Park ( You do not have to be here at zero dark early)

    • Address: 4375 Boonesboro Rd, Richmond, KY 40475

  • 8:00 A.M: 6 Mile Shuttle begins running from Proud Mary BBQ ( Shuttles will run till 10 A.M)

    • Address: 9079 Old Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40515

  • 9:30 A.M: 6 Mile Race meeting at Fort Boonesborough State Park (Mandatory)

    • Address: 4375 Boonesboro Rd, Richmond, KY 40475

  • 9:45 A.M: 6 Mile Boonesborough to Proud Mary BBQ Race (Start)

  • 11:00 - 4:30 P.M: In My Backyard Outdoor Recreational Festival at Proud Mary BBQ

  • 1:30 P.M: Bluegrass River Run Paddlesports Races Awards Ceremony at Proud Mary BBQ

  • 2:30 P.M Scott T.Smith and The Family Performance at Proud Mary BBQ

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