The Mighty Cumberland River Run 2018

 On August 18th, Mutt E Waters River Rentals, The Burkesville - Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce, and Cumberland County Trail Town Committee invite SUP, kayak, and canoe paddlers to participate in the Third Annual Mighty Cumberland River Run. A race now apart of the 2018 Kentucky Waterman Series season is presented by Breaks Interstate Park .The race this year is also part of the Burkesville KY's River Festivus, a weekend event with riverside camping, live music from bands like the " Naked Karate Girls," and other fun activities.The race will benefit the Cumberland County Rescue Squad - an integral part of keeping our rivers and waterways safe and enjoyable.

The Mighty Cumberland River Run is second to none as a venue for a river race. Limestone cliffs extend out, as bald eagles and crystal clear waters are sure to amaze. The river is often shrouded in a beautiful early morning fog and was used extensively as steamboat's transported goods and services in the rivers early days. As the Mighty Cumberland meanders south, you'll be cooled by the always constant year-round river temps in the mid 50's.  Its guaranteed to keep you from getting too hot as you paddle furiously to the finish and almost certain victory. Burkesville is a quiet little river town nestled in the hills of Cumberland County, with plenty of area history, down home country charm and some of the most beautiful scenery. It is Kentucky's best kept secret. So leave your troubles behind and get your race on, at the Cumberland River Festivus and The Mighty Cumberland River Run.

Check out all we have in store for you!!!

Transfer/Refund Policy:

Entry fees are non-refundable. Race credit is available for future Cumberland River Run events.

Race Distances:       Free Shuttles will be available To Racers.

  •  7 miles Short Stroke Race: Awards will be given to the top three overall in each class and gender.
  • 12 miles Long Stroke Race: Awards will be given to the top three overall in each class and gender.

Registration Prices: VIP Reserve  (this is only available to racers friends and family.)  

  • Solo Racer: Early $45.00 till June 4th...55.00 late registration post June 4th deadline (includes an Event T-shirt, admission to the after party and free camping to the entrant.)
  • Tandem Team: $90.00 till June 4th ...110.00 late registration post June 4th deadline  (includes an Event T-shirt, admission to the after party and free camping to the entrant.)
  • Camping for additional family members: $5.00 per person at the park, (after show included).
  • Admittance to after show: $5.00 (this is only available to racers friends and family)
  • Entrants After August 1st 65.00 per entrant, will receive points as per waterman series rules however will not be eligible to receive an event shirt or Awards.

Kentucky Waterman Series Paddlecraft Divisions for Men and Women:

  • SUP 14 & Under
  • High Performance Kayak (18'1")
  • Fast Sea Kayak (16'1" -18')
  • Sea Kayak (14'-16')
  • Kayak (Under 14)
  • Solo Canoe (Includes Outrigger)
  • Tandem Kayak
  • Tandem Canoe (Includes OC-2)

For more information about KWS & other events apart of the series:

    Public Camping Friday August 17th through The 18th will be available (Free for race entrant/5.00 per each additional family member. pre-registration required) at the Cumberland County Veterans Park  (public fire pits will be provided.)

      Dr. Schickel Park

     229 upper river street.


    Friday August 17th 2018.. (Rain Date of the following weekend, August  24th)

    1:00 P.M.    Paddle Up:

      Admissions to the park begin .... Welcome to the 1st Annual Cumberland River Festivus.

    2:00 P.M.    Explore Cumberland County Initiative.

      Cumberland county has a wealth of attractions for people of all ages.Local community business leaders have teamed up together, to bring these attractions to you.       

    Saturday August 18th 2018..

    7:30 A.M   7 Mile Short course

    Registration and safety/course meeting: 7:30 a.m.  

         Start Time:  9:00 a.m. The Mighty Cumberland River Run.

    11:30 A.M   12 Mile Long Course

    Registration and safety/course meeting:11:30 a.m.

        Start Time: 12:30 p.m. The Mighty Cumberland Rive Run.

    10:00 a.m.   Liberty Nature Center:

       Presentation of live birds of prey featuring Hawks ,Owls and Eagles.

    11:00 a.m.   (Tentative) River Cruise in.

       Enjoy the Classic rides of yesterday and some new cars in all their splendor.


    1:00 p.m.     Family Fun Float :

      The Kentucky Waterman Series would like to encourage family members and children of all ages to be a part of the paddle sports community. In doing so this is not a race just a open time for families and  friends to get out on the water and enjoy a beautiful float out on the mighty Cumberland.     

    6:00 P.M.   The Mighty Cumberland River Run awards ceremony.

      Appreciation of participation,Presentation of awards, and Sponsors.

    7:00 p.m.   Live Entertainment.

      The 'Naked Party Girls" will be live and in concert playing all your favorite current jams!!

    Sunday August 19th 2018..

    9:30 A.M.  Church at the waters edge.

      Sunday service featuring acoustical music and worship by pastor Tim Parsons of the Centerpoint Church.

    Area Lodging at:                                                                    Eateries:                            

    The Alpine Motel                                                                     Subway                                                   

    700 Hill street                                                                          412 Court House Dr.

    (270)864-7100                                                                        (270)864-1557

    Riverfront Lodge                                                                      Jones Restaurent                                               

    305 Keen Street                                                                       225 N. Main St.     

    (270)864-3300                                                                         (270)864-33

    Sulphur Creek Resort                                                              Pizza hut                                                  

    3622 Sulphur Creek Road                                                       110 Keen st.

    (270)433-7272                                                                         (270)864-5323      

    Hendricks Creek Resort                                                          K's Lounge and Grill                                              130 Driftwood Dr.

    945 Hendricks Creek Road                                                     (270)864-5323


    Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast                                  Up The Creek Winery                                           

    877 Thrasher Road                                                                  930 Norris Branch Rd

    (270)433-3225                                                                         (270)777-2482

    Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park                                       Hamilton's BBQ                           211 Hill St     

    State Park Road                                                                      (270)864-9446


    Fishermans cove                                                                     Garmons BBQ                                                   920 North main Street

    145 Gar Whicker rd                                                                 (270)864-9429


    Kims Tastee Foods                                                                  El Rey Mexican

    203 Glasgow Road                                                                  132 North main street 

    (270)864-3889                                                                         (270)864-1684                                                  Annie Rubies                                                                                      

                                                                                                     204 Court House Square

                                                                                                    (270) 864-2664

    Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

    Dana Noeske1Sea Kayak12 or aboveGirl
    Gerry James214' SUP & Under12 or aboveGuy
    Roxanne Kopp4Kayak12 or aboveGirl
    Jeanette Chase6Sea Kayak12 or aboveGirl
    Jim Brunton7Fast Sea Kayak12 or aboveGuy
    April Anderson3Kayak12 and upGirl
    Jenni Schult5Kayak12 and upGirl

    Results Select an event to view results.

    Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

    Both Races start at Bakerton Ferry Ramp access(North 61 Columbia rd. Out of Burkesville 3.8 miles, right on 704. 2.3 miles to 912.Take a right past Sprouls Grocery.At the stop sign go straight down Bakerton Ferry rd.) all will be clearly marked. The short race approximately 7.0 miles starts at The access and ends in Burkesville at the city ramp.The longer version approximately 12 miles begins as the first,however it ends at Traces of the Cumberland access ramp 3.4 miles south of Burkesville on south 61.This is a fantastic race opportunity with fun for the whole family as their is family float time available before and after the race,$5.00 camping in the park(includes after party admission), as well as $5.00 concert passes to the after party available for friends and family.    

    Louisville KY....From interstate 65 take Cumberland Parkway to Burkesville rd, Glasgow Ky then right 90 east into Burkesville city limits.
    Nashville Tn....From interstate 40 take Baxter Tn exit state road 56 north through Gainesboro Tn to state road 53 north through Celina Tn at the Kentucky line it turns to 61 north into Burkesville
    Lexington Ky....From interstate 75 at London KY take 80 west to Somerset then exit onto the Cumberland parkway in Columbia Ky take south 61into Burkesville
    Knoxville....From interstate 40  take Baxter Tn exit state road 56 north through Gainesboro Tn to state road 53 north through Celina Tn at the Kentucky line it turns to 61 north into Burkesville.


    Aug 18, 2018


    Burkesville, KY