Westport to Downtown Louisville 22 Mile Challenge


Saturday, September 15th

  • 5:15 A.M: Boat Drop Off opens at Westport Park (Westport Park, Westport, KY 40077)

  • 5:45 A.M: 22 Mile Race Check - In at Community Boathouse (1325 River Road, Louisville, KY)

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

    • We suggest carpooling as well!

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

  • 8:30 A.M: 22 Mile Race Start at Westport Park

This is a point to point 22 mile race on the Ohio River. The starting line is at the boat ramp of the local river community, Westport, KY. The course can range from a placid run to a challenging one depending on the weather conditions. As the Ohio River is a major navigational channel, there will be some barge traffic,  & pleasure boat traffic. 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 3 to 6 hours to complete the course. Our cut-off time is 6 hours. This is a great opportunity to push your limits and a great training run for folks taking on the Chattajack 31 in October.

Course Map



  • Register by July 18th - August 18th:  $55 (SAVE $20)

  • Register by August 19th - September 1st: $65 (SAVE $10)

  • Register by September 2nd –September 5th: $70 (SAVE $5)

  • Register by September 6th:  $75

What you get in return for your registration fee

  • 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.

  • Shuttle buses for transportation from the finish line to the start on race morning.

  • Great Ohio River Odyssey Recover Sport shirt

    • Tank top option (for the ladies)

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

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course.

  • Tickets for food trucks at National Jug Band Jubilee at Louisville Waterfront Park.