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The Big South Fork River Dash Presented By Beinthewater

The Explore Kentucky Initiative's Big South Fork River Dash is back again in it's second year! This event will be one of the last paddlesports race of 2017 in the upper Southeast and the last race in the inaugural Kentucky Waterman Series season; making it a perfect way to end the year! We are proud to have BeintheWater as our presenting sponsor!

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!


Race Classes will consist of Kentucky Waterman Series Classes in addition to tandem classes for Youth, Men, Women, and Mixed Teams:

  • SUP 14
  • SUP 12'6
  • High Performance Kayak
  • Kayak ( Below 17 Ft)
  • Solo Canoe
  • Tandem Canoe
  • Tandem Kayak
  • Youth: All craft

Awards will be for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in class!


Check out our wonderful sponsors!

Earlier Event: September 16
The Great Ohio River Odyssey