The Kentucky Waterman Series Presented By Southern Paddlesports  is a project of the Explore Kentucky Initiative, created to invigorate Kentucky’s paddlesports racing community. Our mission is to revolutionize the connection between enthusiasts and general public while generating adventure tourism and shining a positive light on Kentucky’s scenic waterways.

Bluegrass River RUn Presented BY BEINTHEWATER

 (First Kentucky Waterman Series Race of 2017)

Mileage: 6, 19

Date: 5/06/2017

Location: Fort Boonesborough State Park & Lexington, KY

Body Of Water: Kentucky River

Bottom Out Risk: No

Race Recap/Results

LEVISa fork River Streak

Mileage: 8, 16

Date: 5/20/2017

Location: Paintsville, Prestonburg, KY

Body Of Water: Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River

Bottom Out Risk: Yes 

River Gauge

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4th Annual Taylorsville Lake Paddle Battle

Mileage: 2, 6, & 10

Date: 6/9/2017- 6/10/2017

Location: Taylorsville, KY

Body Of Water: Taylorsville Lake

Bottom Out Risk: No

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Louisville 50

Mileage: 50

Date: 6/24/2017

Location: Greater Louisville Area

Body Of Water: Ohio River

Bottom Out Risk: No

River Gauge

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KR 255

Mileage: 255

Date: 7/11/2017 - 7/15//2017

Location: Statewide

Body Of Water:  Kentucky River

Bottom Out Risk: No

River Gauge(s)

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HSK Race On The River

Mileage: 7.1

Date: 6/17/2017

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Body Of Water: Drakes Creek

Bottom Out Risk: Yes

River Gauge

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The LoveLY LAUrel RIver Lake Paddle Blast

Mileage: Coming Soon

Date: 7/08/2017

Location: Laurel County, KY

Body Of Water: Laurel River Lake

Bottom Out Risk: No

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The "Little Rascals River Run

Mileage: 2, 14

Date: 7/22/2017

Location: Henderson, KY

Body Of Water: Ohio River

Bottom Out Risk: No

River Gauge

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SUP 4 the CUP 

Mileage: 4.2 (SUP Only)

Date: 8/05/2017

Location: Covington, KY

Body Of Water: Ohio River

Bottom Out Risk: No

River Gauge

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Riverthon:The Ohio River Challenge

Mileage: 7 & 18

Date: 9/16/2017

Location: Louisville, KY

Body Of Water: Ohio River

Bottom Out Risk: No

River Gauge

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Cumberland RIver challenge

Mileage: 15

Date: 9/23/2017

Location: Barbourville, KY

Body Of Water: Cumberland River

Bottom Out Risk: Yes

River Gauge

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Big South Fork River Dash

(Last KWS Race of Year/Awards Ceremony)

Mileage: 4, 8

Date: 11/11/2017

Location: Stearns, KY

Body Of Water: Big South Fork of the Cumberland River (Backflow from Lake Cumberland)

Bottom Out Risk: No

Race Cap: 150

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