4th Annual Taylorsville Lake Paddle Battle

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.

Race Distances:

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

6:45 A.M Registration Starts at Taylorsville Lake State Park which is located at 1320 Park Rd, Mt Eden, KY 40046

8 A.M 10 Mile Racer Meeting

8:30 A.M 10 Mile Race Start

8:45 A.M: 6 Mile Race Meeting

9 A.M: 6 Mile Race Start

10 A.M: 2 Mile Race Start

11 A.M: 2 Mile Awards Ceremony at Taylorsville Lake State Park

1 P.M: Awards Ceremony at Tanglewood Golf Course which is located at 245 Tanglewood Ct, Taylorsville, KY 40071

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Nancy Brunton201AllAllGirl
Staci Daugherty202AllAllGirl
Heather Alexander203AllAllGirl
Misty Rutherford204AllAllGirl
Kim Hanson205AllAllGirl
Sheila Fint206AllAllGirl
Lucinda Beck207AllAllGirl
Nicole Mckendrick208AllAllGirl
Chrisa Auxier209AllAllGirl
Bob Diehl210AllAllGuy
Benton Hanson211AllAllGuy
Bruce Smith212AllAllGuy
Jake Hannon213AllyouthGuy
Noah Doran214AllyouthGuy
Eric Mckendrick215AllAllGuy
Ryan Speaker216AllAllGuy
Mike Park217AllAllGuy
Elaine Harold640High Performance KayakAllGirl
Erik Snider641High Performance KayakAllGuy
Gerry James642High Performance KayakAllGuy
Bob Cummins643High Performance KayakAllGuy
Mark Snider644High Performance KayakAllGuy
Katie Doran645KayakAllGirl
Lori Dawn Vaught646KayakAllGirl
Cheryl Gault647KayakAllGirl
Robert Begley648KayakAllGuy
Andrew Gooding649KayakAllGuy
Mike Alan650KayakAllGuy
Joe Stibler651KayakAllGuy
Julie Martinez652Prone (All)AllGirl
Jessie Yates653SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Zorre Kimura654SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Charles Luke655SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Brady Doran656SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Ted Nelson657SUP 14' & UnlimitedAllGuy
Eric Doran658SUP 14' & UnlimitedAllGuy
Chris Chandler2010High Performance KayakAllGuy
Fred Tuttle2201CanoeAllGuy
Kimberly Schulte2202High Performance KayakAllGirl
Mary Flynn2203High Performance KayakAllGirl
Tim Schramm2204High Performance KayakAllGuy
Jim Brunton2205High Performance KayakAllGuy
David Long2206High Performance KayakAllGuy
Lee Droppelman2207High Performance KayakAllGuy
William Cummins2208High Performance KayakAllGuy
Randy Ray2209High Performance KayakAllGuy
Doug King2211High Performance KayakAllGuy
John Mccue2212High Performance KayakAllGuy
Jd Steenbergen2213KayakAllGuy
Timothy Anderson2214KayakAllGuy
Wayne Chatfield2215KayakAllGuy
Scott Black2216KayakAllGuy
George Hall2217KayakAllGuy
Cecil Mcfarland2218KayakAllGuy
Edie Call2219SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Leslie Maclin2220SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Mark Herman2221SUP 14'AllGuy
Adrian Angell2222SUP 14'AllGuy
Patrick Dour2223High Performance KayakAllGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


Jun 10, 2017


Mt Eden, KY