Go Paddle Race Profile: Riverthon – The Ohio River Challenge, Louisville, Kentucky

Go Paddler Riverthon

Date

September 17, 2016

Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Go Paddler Riverthon

Can you describe the different races and courses?

Riverthon℠ is a series of three paddlesport racing events that takes place on the mighty Ohio River within the greater Louisville, KY area. Our signature event is the Louisville 50 Race, a 50 mile race from Westport to West Point, KY. Enter the Mayors Cup 22 Race and be the first male and female solo paddler to cross the finish line and have your name engraved on the Louisville Mayor’s Cup trophy. Experience the thrill of open water paddling racing seven miles downstream on the Ohio River in the Riverthon℠ 7 Mile Race. Each of these are a fun, challenging, and unique way to connect with the water, fellow paddlers, and experience both the rural beauty of the Ohio River Valley and the Louisville area urban landscapes and architecture along the way.

Go Paddler Riverthon

What kind of paddling settings and conditions will racers face?

Flatwater, some chop, wind, and commercial traffic.

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

Our event is awesome because of the hospitality of our volunteers, board, and sponsors. Also our race is an unique way to explore our Bluegrass and bourbon country while squeezing in a paddle race.

 

Go Paddler Riverthon

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

They can get them from our admiral level sponsor: Stellar Kayaks River City and our Captain Level Sponsor: Quest Outdoors

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

No

Where can people buy groceries?

Kroger

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

Yes – check out the accommodations page of our website: https://riverthon.org/accommodations/

What great local restaurants can you recommend?

Royals Hot Chicken, Captains Quarters, DarkStar Tavern, Red Yeti, Apocalypse Brewery, Mayan Cafe, and Feast BBQ,

Where is the best coffee in town?

Heine Brothers, Highland Coffee

Go Paddler Riverthon

Website
http://riverthon.org

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Riverthon/

Instagram
http://Instagram.com/riverthon

Lisa
Lisa is managing editor of PaddleMonster.com and is an avid paddler of all the things - including sup, SurfSki, outrigger canoe and prone, though she especially enjoys paddle surfing and downwinding. She is a former journalist with more than 30 years experience in print and broadcast journalism and in government communications. She is a six-time Chattajack finisher, racing both sup and OC2. When not paddling, she is an outdoor instructor.

Popular

NEW

Chattajack Zoom Series

Paddle Monster Zoom Series Welcome to the Chattajack Zoom series, a four-part Zoom experience in which the Paddle Monster Coaches and special guests hold a discussion on important, Chattjack prep topics. If you want to truly be prepared, include these Zoom sessions as...

Coach Victoria on Post-Covid Fitness

Paddle Monster Fitness and Nutrition Coach Victoria Burgess shares a presentation she put together recently on returning to training after a “pandemic time out.”  Excellent info here!   youtubeembedcode en Casino utan licens youtubeembedcode es Casino utan licens    

Chattajack Race Prep: Rookie Mistakes

Final Countdown to Chattajack So, we are a little less than two months away from Chattajack time - Delta variant notwithstanding (fingers crossed!) And first-timers might be starting to get a little antsy right about now.  I know I was leading up...

Inland Paddler: Out of the Line Up Because of “Injury”

Off the Water Because of Injury “What did you do to your knee? You fall of your skateboard?” “Did you hurt your knee surfing?” People always assume that an outdoor athlete’s chosen sport must always be the mode of injury when one of us...

But What About the Critters? Paddling and Animal Encounters

But What About the Critters When Paddling? Every now and then we see posts on social media from new or prospective paddlers who worry about animals they may encounter in the water. Both the fresh and salt water varieties.   For some...

More from author

NEW

Chattajack Zoom Series

Paddle Monster Zoom Series Welcome to the Chattajack Zoom series, a four-part Zoom experience in which the Paddle Monster Coaches and special guests hold a...

Coach Victoria on Post-Covid Fitness

Paddle Monster Fitness and Nutrition Coach Victoria Burgess shares a presentation she put together recently on returning to training after a “pandemic time out.”...

Chattajack Race Prep: Rookie Mistakes

Final Countdown to Chattajack So, we are a little less than two months away from Chattajack time - Delta variant notwithstanding (fingers crossed!) And first-timers...

Inland Paddler: Out of the Line Up Because of “Injury”

Off the Water Because of Injury “What did you do to your knee? You fall of your skateboard?” “Did you hurt your knee surfing?” People always assume...
en English
X
Your Cart