KR255 River Race 2018

July 10th- 14th, 2018

If you like races like the MR340 or the Texas Water Safari, you need to come out here and try the KR255.  255 miles of barely moving water, 14 mandatory portages, and beautiful scenery make for a spectacular event.  Our race isn't about winning your class or division; It doesn't matter if you are a woman or a man, in a kayak or a canoe, solo or in a 4 person team.  What it takes to win this race, scratch that, what it takes to FINISH this race is guts, determination, a stubborn streak, and some luck.  So come on out, bring your GPS tracker and support team, and give it a go.

The Race begins at the confluence in Beattyville, KY and paddles to the mouth of the River at the Ohio in Carrollton, KY.  Race boats are given exactly 100 hours to complete the distance, this includes the time it takes them to do the 14 portages. 

Registration Deadline: July 4, 2018
Registration Costs: $100 per person
Racer Check in- July 9th 4-7 p.m.

Head over to the registration tab on paddleguru to reserve your spot for the 2018 KR255.

Click on the Course tab to see the course details, as well as the rules for the KR255.

Can't race this year, but still want to be involved? Potentially want to sponsor this event? Contact us via the contact race button on this page if you have any questions or want to hear about our volunteer and sponsorship opportunities! 

Important Dates
Race Dates: July 10th- July 14th, 2018
Racer Check/in: July 9th 4-7 p.m. (eastern time zone)
Mandatory Pre-race meeting: July 9th  7-8 p.m. 
Race Start: July 10th 8 a.m. 
Race End:  July 14th 12:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: July 14th 1:00 p.m. 
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Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

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Race Course Details
This race covers the full 255 miles of the Kentucky River. Check out the navigation charts provided in the link below, for a more in depth look at the river itself.

Race Rules

The race rules for crafts, racers, and support teams are in the dropbox link below.

Check-in/ Pre-race Meeting- Beattyville Community Center, 500 Happy Top Road, Beattyville, KY 41311

Boat Ramp/ Race Start- 100 Water Street, Beattyville, KY.


Jul 10 to Jul 14, 2018


Beattyville, KY