Captain Quarters to Downtown  7 Mile Race


Saturday, September 15th

Boat Drop off/Check - In: 10:00 A.M

Racers Meeting: 11:30Am

Race begins:12 PM

Starting Location Address: Captain's QUarters RIverside Grille -5700 Captains Quarters Rd, Prospect, KY 40059

Finish Location Address: Louisville ROwing Club- 1501 Fulton St, Louisville, KY 40206

This is a longer 7 mile flat-water event that starts river left at Captain's Quarters on Harrods Creek. Paddlers will streak downstream towards the heart of the city Louisville.  As the Ohio River is a major navigational waterway there is commercial and pleasure boat traffic. We are shooting for a downwind or flatwater experience; , if the weather cooperates. We will change the direction of the race to optimize the conditions for a fast, fun, challenging race. Paddlers will  past the historic Louisville Water Tower, Beargrass Creek, an urban stream in the process of restoration, and ultimately end up at the Community Boathouse dock not far from the beautiful skyline of the Louisville. 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. 

Course Map


Paddler will receive:

  • Great Ohio River Odyssey Tri-blend shirt

  • A truly unique odyssey on the Ohio River as its transitions from the lush green rural landscape of the Ohio River valley to the skyline of downtown Louisville.

  • 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 (Racers Only)

  • More TBA


  • Register by FEBRUARY 15th:  $45 (SAVE $30)

  • Register by February 16th - August 15th:  $55 (SAVE $20)

  • Register by August 16th - september 1st: $60 (SAVE $15)

  • Register by September 2nd –September 8th: $65 (SAVE $10)

  • Register by September 9th:  $75

  • Float: $25