Ohio River Paddlefest Races - ACA

Upcoming Events

08.03.24 – 08.03.24 | 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Ohio River Paddlefest Races

6837 Hidden Ridge Drive, West Chester Township, OH, USA

Bring your SUP, surf ski, kayak, canoe, tandem, or prone and join Adventure Crew, The Explore Kentucky Initiative, at the Ohio River Paddlefest.

Racers will be a part of the nation’s largest paddling celebration, leading some 2,000 recreational paddlers down a closed course on the Ohio River, passing through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Race entry includes all Ohio River Paddlefest perks, like free shuttles, and invitation to the Outdoors for All Expo on Friday, August 2.

Paddlefest races are part of The Waterman Series and the Midwest Paddle League.

All proceeds from Paddlefest, including the races, support Adventure Crew and their work with 27 schools and hundreds city teens, exposing them to regular outdoor recreation at no-cost to students.

Paddlefest races will follow the classifications outlined below for paddlecraft with youth, men’s, and women’s divisions.

  • Board
    • Stand up paddleboard 14′ and under
  • Prone
  • Canoe
    • C1
    • C2*
    •  OC1**
    • OC2* **
  • Kayak
    • High Performance Kayak (18’1”+)
    • Fast Sea Kayak (16’1” – 18”)
    • Sea Kayak (14′ -16′)
    • Recreational Kayak (under 14′)
    • K2*

*both paddlers must complete registration

**in the event that there are not 3 registrants in the OC1 or OC2 categories they will be combined with the C1 and C2 classes, respectively.



Contact Information Adrian Angell