On June 10th, 2017 Taylorsville-Spencer County Tourist, Recreation & Convention Commission will host the fourth annual Taylorsville Lake Paddle Battle. This paddlesports race is the third event in the Kentucky Waterman Series, featuring 2, 6 and 10 mile races for a diverse fielding of solo and tandem paddlecraft; SUP, Kayak, high performance kayaks, canoe, outrigger and prone boards. New for this year is a Friday night pre-race festival including Louisville Flyboard, , cookout, and other family-friendly activities. Located just a few miles outside of Louisville Metro, Taylorsville is a welcome respite from the city, offering a day trip full of fun in the water and along the trails of the Taylorsville Lake State Park.
Racers will launch from the boat ramp at beautiful Taylorsville Lake State Park and complete their loop courses surrounded by rolling hills and forest land. Taylorsville Lake, created in 1983 by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, covers 3,050 acres, has a shoreline of 78 miles. and one of Kentucky’s premier venues for water sports.
The post-race celebration will be at Tanglewood Golf Resort where paddlers will gather for fellowship, music and, of course, the presentation of race awards.
We encourage racers to bring friends and family to visit and cheer you on, even if they aren't participating in the race. Attendees have options to hike or ride the park trails, rent boats at the marina and enjoy the general scenery and sunshine with a community of Kentucky water men and women.
Short/Youth Race: 2 Miles
Intermediate Race: 6 miles
Long Race: 10 miles
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes for each race.
' Registration Costs:
April 20th - May 5th: $55
May 5th- May 20th: $60
May 20th - June 1st: $65
Race classes will consist of the following:
Race Classes will consist of Kentucky Waterman Series Classes in addition to tandem classes for Youth, Men, Women, and Mixed Teams:
- SUP 14
- SUP 12'6
- High Performance Kayak
- Kayak ( Below 17 Ft)
- Solo Canoe
- Tandem Canoe
- Tandem Kayak
- Youth: All craft
Kentucky Waterman Series and Paddle Battle sponsor, Southern Paddlesports is giving away an Epic V5 Kayak at the race. There are three ways to win:
- Enter the 4th Annual Taylorsville Lake Paddle Battle and purchase raffle tickets for $5.00 each when you register on Paddleguru. The Top 3 finishers in each class/category in the 10 mile & 6 mile races will win tickets as well!: 3 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, and 1 for 3rd.
- Tickets are also available to the public for $10 by contacting Southern Paddlesports at Southpaddle@gmail.com.
Registration closes on June 4th