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3rd Annual Bluegrass River Run & Outdoor Recreation Festival

  • Fort Boonesborough State Park (map)

This spring grab a kayak, paddle board, or canoe and join EKI & friends for the third annual Bluegrass River Run (BRR), one of the largest paddlesports event in Kentucky. We’ll launch from Fort Boonesborough State Park paddling along pool 9 of the Kentucky River, which is located just south of Lexington. The journey allows you to take in the incredible beauty of the 60+ ft cliffs of the palisades and enjoy floating refreshments stops, as well as musical artists playing from docks along the river at several points along the course. As we approach the finish line at Proud Mary’s BBQ,  you'll be greeted with music from our headliner, as well as the scrumptious food from Proud Mary’s BBQ. There will also be an an outdoor recreational festival with tons of activities for all ages! For the folks who want more of fitness challenge take on the 19 mile Boonesborough to Valley View Challenge  or the 6 mile Clay Ferry’s Run. If you can’t BYOB, don’t fret we will have plenty of canoes, kayaks, and SUPs for rent!

Host: The Explore Kentucky Initiative

Bottom Out Risk No

Body of Water: Kentucky River

Earlier Event: April 27
Big Bone Creek Clean Up
Later Event: May 18
Big Bone BioBlitz