Events

 

4 Mile Short Race

Saturday, November 11

Boat Drop off/Check - In: 8:30 A.M at Alum Ford Boat Ramp

Racer Meeting: 11 A.M at Alum Ford Boat Ramp

Race begins: 11:30 A.M

Starting Location Address: State Hwy 700, Whitley City, KY 42653

This is a 4 mile flat water loop course that gives paddlers a taste of the Big South Fork River & National Recreation Area. There is relatively no current, wind, and minimal to no boat traffic. Depending on your craft and experience, it will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour minutes to complete the course. This event is the 5K of the paddlesports racing scene and perfect for people just breaking into the racing scene.

Paddler will receive:

  • Big South Fork River Dash shirt.
  • Support boats stationed along the course all day in case they are needed.

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • Unique finisher's coin.

  • Post race party and meal.

Register by October 10th: $45 (SAVE $15)

Cost: Register by October 11th -October 31st: $50 (SAVE $10)

Register by November 1st –November 5th: $55 (SAVE $5)

Register by NOVEMBER 6th: $60

Youth: $25

Course Map

 

8 Mile Open Race

Saturday, October 6th

Boat Drop off/Check - In: 8:30 A.M

Racers Meeting: 10:15 A.M

Race begins: 10:30 A.M

Starting Location Address: State Hwy 700, Whitley City, KY 42653

This is a longer 8 mile flat-water event that starts at the Alum Ford Boat Ramp in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. 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 you body, and to see what you can do! If you're not into racing, that's okay as well! You can float as well while enjoying the camaraderie/safety of being with awesome paddlers from all around the country. 

 

 

 

 

14 Mile Big South Fork River Dash

Paddler will receive:

  • Big South Fork  shirt.

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

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • Unique finisher's coin.

  • Post race party and meal at McCreary Heritage & Community Center in Stearns, KY.

Cost

  • Register by September 1st: $55 (SAVE $10)

  • Register by September 20th: $60 (SAVE $5)

  • Register by September 21th: $65

  • Youth: $25

Saturday, November 11th

Boat Drop off/Check - In: 8:30 A.M

Racers Meeting: 9:30 A.M

Race begins: 10 A.m

Starting Location Address: State Hwy 700, Whitley City, KY 42653

This is a 14 mile loop course race on the Big South Fork. The starting line is at the Alum Ford boat ramp. This race is for intermediate to elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge. Depending on your craft, experience, and river conditions: it will take between 2 1/12 to 4 hours to complete the course. Our cut-off time is 4 hours. This is a great opportunity to push your limits and experience in totality the beauty of the Big South Fork River & Recreation Area.

Paddler will receive:

  • Big South Fork River Dash shirt.
  • Support boats stationed along the course all day in case they are needed.

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • Unique finisher's coin.

  • Post race party and meal.

Register by October 10th: $45 (SAVE $15)

Cost: Register by October 11th -October 31st: $50 (SAVE $10)

Register by November 1st –November 5th: $55 (SAVE $5)

Register by NOVEMBER 6th: $60

Youth: $25

Course Map