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The Great Ohio River Odyssey

Date

September 16, 2016

Can you describe the different races and courses?

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. Race classes will consist of men, women's, and youth Kentucky Waterman Series divisions which include Prone, SUP 14, SUP 12'6 , Kayak, High Performance Kayak, Solo Canoe, Tandem Kayak, and Tandem Canoe.

Detailed course descriptions

What kind of paddling settings and conditions will racers face?

The Ohio River is a major commercial waterway. There will be barge traffic, pleasure boats, and can have winds/waves at times.

What makes your event great? What will paddlers love about coming to your event?

Great Kentucky hospitality, being apart of an emerging racing scene, and of course bourbon!

The Great Ohio River Odyssey

Where can people get paddle gear like PFDs and Hydration packs?

Southern Paddlesports, Water and Oak Outdoors

Are there paddleboard rentals available and if yes, where? Contact info?

You can rent via Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak

Where can people buy groceries?

Lucky's Market & Trader Joes

Where can people stay? Do you have a hotel you can recommend and contact info?

Yes, accommodations are listed here: www.explorekentucky.us/thegreatohioriverodysseyaccommodations

What great local restaurants can you recommend?

Captain Quarters Riverside Grille, Kingfish Restaurant, & Royals Hot Chicken

Where is the best coffee in town?

Heine Brothers, one of our sponsors!

Does your event benefit a charity and if so, can you tell us about them?

Wilderness Louisville.  The primary focus of Wilderness Louisville is to raise funds and advocate for improvements at Jefferson Memorial Forest and within other natural areas managed by the Natural Areas Division of Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation.

 

Website 

http://www.explorekentucky.us/thegreatohioriverodyssey2017

Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1834491783533292/

 Instagram 

http://instagram.com/kentuckywaterman

Twitter 

http://twitter.com/explorekentucky

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