07/22/2017 – Western Kentucky Battle For the Paddle at LRR

Event Date: 07/22/2017 – End Date: 07/22/2017

Henderson, KY

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About the sup event:

The
Little Rascals River Run is part of the Come Down to the River,
a whole day of fun for the entire family with games, paddlesports races, food,
and more. The 2nd annual race is presented by Henderson Kentucky’s  Depot
Community Room and River Heritage Day Committee. The Little Rascals River Run
is the 8th race in the Kentucky Waterman
Series and is the 2017 host for the
Explore Kentucky Initiative’s Western Kentucky Battle For The Paddle .



Events:






Western
Kentucky Battle For the Paddle (14 miles)

Paddlers
will blast off from Inland Marina in Evansville, Indiana, at 9 a.m. (CDT)
beside the historical World War II LST 325 ship, challenge the swift current of
the Ohio River, and finish the race 14 miles downstream at the Third Street
(northern) boat dock on Henderson, Kentucky’s beautiful riverfront. As the host
race for EKI’s Battle for The Paddle Cup Race, the top overall finisher male
and female will have their named engraved on a special trophy.





Short Race - Adults & Youth (4
Mile): This race begins at the Henderson, Kentucky riverfront at 12:30
p.m., pushing against the current upstream to Hay’s Boat Ramp, and then turning
to sprint downstream to the finish line.





Family
Friendly Float (14 Miles)

This
is a division for casual paddlers who just want to enjoy the ride down the
mighty Ohio.





These
events are part of River Heritage Day’s Seventh Annual “Come Down to the River”
held at the Henderson riverfront and in adjacent Audubon Mill Park.
Family-friendly events include a free Kids’ Fishing Tournament, a free
Ken-DUCK-y Derby, and a park filled with activities including wildlife, inflatables, storytellers, casting lessons, electronic hunting games, Dream Car
Museum and other exhibits as well as a corn hole tournament. All proceeds from
the events go to Children’s Advocacy Center Green River District, a non-profit
agency that provides medical, psychological, and legal support to abused
children in seven counties of Western Kentucky.







All Racers will receive:

Free Dinner Ticket -- All You
Can Eat Dinner at OnDeck Riverside Bar & Grill (catfish fillets,
smoked chicken jambalaya and all the fixins’) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.Raffle
ticket for various prizes

Floaters and Racers are able to purchase
additional items including:

$12 Dinner
tickets -- All You
Can Eat Dinner at OnDeck Riverside Bar & Grill (catfish fillets,
smoked chicken jambalaya and all the fixins’)Raffle
tickets for various prizes

A free shuttle is provided for
retrieval of vehicles left at launch site.

A secure site on the Henderson
riverfront will be available

for paddle craft from 10 a.m. – 5
p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 17th,
2017

Race Cap: 200 Paddlers

Registration Cost:

Adult Solo Race:
$25 before June 25th, June 25-July 8: $35, July 9 - 17: $45Tandem Race Team:
$40 before June 25th, June 25-July 8: $50, July 9 - 17: $60Friendly Float: $10 before June 25th, June 25-July 8: $15,
July 9 - 17: $20Youth Race: $15

Race classes will consist of the
following:

Race
Classes will consist of Kentucky Waterman Series Classes in addition to tandem
classes for Men, Women, and Mixed Teams. 

 

Youth (15 & Under)SUP 14SUP 12'6High Performance KayakKayak ( Below 17 Ft)Solo CanoeTandem CanoeTandem
Kayak

Awards will be for 1st,
2nd, and 3rd in class!

There must be a minimum of 3
racers/teams in each class to qualify for awards.

Presentation of race awards will be in Audubon Mill Park at
3:00 p.m.

DINNER ON THE RIVERFRONT will be held at On Deck Riverside Bar and
Grill from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. You can dine in the open air at OnDeck where a cash
bar is available, or eat in beautiful Audubon Mill Park. There will be live
music in the park beginning at 6 p.m.

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