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.

Upcoming Events


Big South Fork River Dash

(Last KWS Race of Year/Awards Ceremony)

Mileage: 4, 8, & 12

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

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Past Events


Levisa Fork River Streak

Mileage: 8,16

Date: 10/14/2017

Location: Prestonburg + Paintsville, KY

Body Of Water: Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River

Bottom Out Risk: Yes

River Gauge

Results

Cumberland River Challenge

Mileage: 15

Date: 9/23/2017

Location: Barbourville, KY

Body Of Water: Cumberland River

Bottom Out Risk: Yes

River Gauge

Results

The Great Ohio River Odyssey

Date: 9/16/2017

Mileage: 3.5,7, & 22

Location: Louisville, KY

Body Of Water: Ohio River

Bottom Out Risk: No

River Gauge

Race Recap/Results

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

Race Recap/Results

KR 255

Mileage: 255

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

Location: Statewide

Body Of Water:  Kentucky River

Bottom Out Risk: No

RACE RECAP/RESULTS

Western Kentucky Battle For The Paddle At The Little Rascals River Run

Mileage: 12 & 4

Date: 7/22/2017

Location: Henderson, KY

Body Of Water: Ohio River

Bottom Out Risk: No

RACE RECAP/RESULTS

 

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

RACE RECAP/RESULTS

The Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast

Mileage: 2.5, 6, 12

Date: 7/08/2017

Location: Laurel County, KY

Body Of Water: Laurel River Lake

Bottom Out Risk: No

RACE RECAP/RESULTS

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

RACE RECAP/RESULTS

 

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