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Cumberland River Challenge

The Cumberland River Challenge Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Race hosted by Union College, U- Canoe and Barbourville Tourism is the ninth event apart of the 2017 Kentucky Waterman Series presented by Southern Paddlesports. The race consists of 15 miles of river, ranging from calm water to beginner-level rapids. The race starts on the Knox County line bordering Bell County and finishes in Knox County at the Thompson RV Park. Annual “bragging rights” and awards are presented at the end of the race.

Earlier Event: September 16
The Great Ohio River Odyssey
Later Event: September 30
Red River Gorge MTB 100