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Great Ohio River Odyssey 2018

 
 

Postponed to September 23, 2018 due to elevated river levels and hazardous conditions caused by Tropical Storm Gordon.

 

The 2018 Great Ohio River Odyssey is the 8th event a part of our paddlesports racing series, the Kentucky Waterman Series presented by Breaks Interstate Park.  Paddlers will have the opportunity to take on three unique courses on waterways in the Greater Louisville Area: The Westport to Downtown Louisville 22 Mile Race, 7 Mile Captains Quarters to Downtown Open Race, & the Harrods Creek Run 2.5 Mile Run. This year is the four year anniversary of contemporary paddlesports racing era in the Great Louisville area. Come celebrate with us!

 
 

Choose your adventure

 
 

Full Schedule of Events

*This page will be added to and updated as the race approaches*

Saturday, September 22nd

  • TBA

Sunday, September 23rd

  • 6:45 A.M: 22 Mile Race Boat Drop - Off/ Check - In at Westport Park (6617 Main Street, Westport, KY 40077)

  • 8:15 A.M: 22 Mile Race Shuttle departs from Community Boathouse Parking Lot (1325 River Road, Louisville, KY)

  • 9:00 A.M: 22 Mile Racer Meeting at Westport Park

  • 9:30 A.M: 22 Mile Race Start at Westport Park

  • 9:30 A.M: 2.5 Mile Race + 7 Mile Race/Float Boat Drop - Off/ Check - In at Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille Launch Area (5700 Captains Quarters Rd, Prospect, KY 40059)

  • 10:30 A.M: 7 mile shuttle departs from Community Boathouse

  • 10:35 A.M: 2.5 Mile Race Meeting at Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille's Launch Area

  • 10: 45 A.M: 2.5 Mile Harrods Creek Run Race Start at Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille Launch Area

  • 11:00 A.M: 7 Mile Captains Quarters to Downtown Open Race Meeting at Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille Launch Area

  • 11:30 A.M: 7 Mile Race & Float Start at Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille Launch Area

  • 1 P.M - 4 PM: Free Time - Suggested activities: Big Four Bridge, exploration of downtown Jeffersonville, IN, & Louisville’s Nulu District.

  • 3:30 P.M: Cut-off time for 22 mile Race

  • 4:15 P.M: Awards Ceremony at Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille (5700 Captain Quarters Road, Prospect, KY 40059)

 
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Past Results

 

Race Swag

 

2018 Dri-fit

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Commemorative Bottle Opener

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Sponsors & Supporters

 
 
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Accommodations 

Best Western Ashbury

Located in La Grange just off I-71, Exit 22. Best Western will be the host hotel for The Great Ohio River Odyssey's Westport to Downtown 22 Mile Race.    

  Call the hotel at (502) 222-5500 to reserve your room at the special rate of $89.99.Must mention "Kentucky Waterman Series" to take advantage of this discount. *Note: Unfortunately, there is no place to store your craft inside the hotel other than your room.

Rate: $89

Phone: (502) 222-5500

1005 New Moody Ln, La Grange, KY 40031

Distances from Race LOcations:

  • 22 Mile Start - 9.2 miles

  • 2.5 & 7 Mile Start - 17.2 Miles

  • 22/7 Mile Finish - 22.5 Miles

Parking: Parking lot

Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel

Located in Jeffersonville, Indiana directly across from Downtown Louisville and short walk to our awards dinner venue at Kingfish Restaurant. 

Rate: Variable: $240+ (Via Third party booking websites and/or hotel website)

Phone: (812) 284-6711

700 West Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Distances from Race LOcations:

  • 22 Mile Start -32.6 miles

  • 2.5 & 7 Mile Start - 9.2 Miles

  • 22/7 Mile Finish -7.1 Miles

Parking: Parking lot/Parking Garage

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Bed & Bike

 Spend the night in a newly renovated one-bedroom apartment that offers a birds-eye view of the Nulu Art District. Walk to over 15 restaurants, coffee shops, locally owned art galleries, boutiques, distilleries, Waterfront Park, and a yoga studio. Bed & Bike is 5 minutes from both Downtown Louisville and The Historic Highlands. That said, you will hear noise from the street and maybe the businesses next door so be forewarned if you want a quiet stay. 

Rate: $89

 822 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206

Distances from Race LOcations:

  • 22 Mile Start - 32.9 miles

  • 2.5 & 7 Mile Start - 8.1  Miles

  • 22/7 Mile Finish - 1.1  Miles

Parking: Parking lot

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Bluegrass Country Estate  

The featured B&B of the Odyssey. Book a room or this entire house on a 9-acre horse farm. In addition to 5 gorgeous rooms, an in-ground pool, a full theater room, a gym, a hot tub, and gourmet breakfasts to die for, you can turn your Great Ohio River Odyssey into a weekend at this Google favorite place! Close to Westport.     Mention " Kentucky Waterman Series" when making reservation. *Crafts can be stored in the pool area during your stay.

Rate: $160+

Phone: 877.229-2009

1226 Bluegrass Parkway La Grange, KY40031

Distances from Race LOcations:

  • 22 Mile Start - 6.4 miles

  • 2.5 & 7 Mile Start - 18.9 Miles

  • 22/7 Mile Finish - 29.3 Miles

Parking: Parking SPOt

Ramada Louisville North

The Ramada is a budget friendly hotel option located not far from the Louisville Community Boathouse dock where the race ends.

Rate: $89

Phone:  (502) 897-5101

 1041 Zorn Ave, Louisville, KY 40207

Distances from Race LOcations:

  • 22 Mile Start -28.6 miles

  • 2.5 & 7 Mile Start - 5.1 Miles

  • 22/7 Mile Finish -2.1 Miles

Parking: Parking lot