Western Kentucky Battle For the Paddle at LRR

The Little Rascals River Run is part of the Come Down to the River, a whole day of fun for the entire family with games, paddlesports races, food, and more. The 2nd annual race is presented by Henderson Kentucky’s  Depot Community Room and River Heritage Day Committee. The Little Rascals River Run is the 8th race in the Kentucky Waterman Series and is the 2017 host for the Explore Kentucky Initiative’s Western Kentucky Battle For The Paddle .


Events:


Western Kentucky Battle For the Paddle (12 miles)

Paddlers will blast off from Inland Marina in Evansville, Indiana ( Waterworks Road, Evansville, IN 47711) at 9 a.m. (CDT) beside the historical World War II LST 325 ship, challenge the swift current of the Ohio River, and finish the race 12 miles downstream at the Third Street (northern) boat dock on Henderson, Kentucky’s beautiful riverfront. As the host race for EKI’s Battle for The Paddle Cup Race, the top overall finisher male and female will have their named engraved on a special trophy.


Short Race - Adults & Youth (4 Mile): This race begins at the Henderson, Kentucky riverfront ( 300 North Water Street, Henderson, Kentucky) at 12:30 p.m., pushing against the current upstream to Hay’s Boat Ramp, and then turning to sprint downstream to the finish line.


Family Friendly Float (12 Miles)

This is a division for casual paddlers who just want to enjoy the ride down the mighty Ohio.


(Paddlers under 18 must have legal guardian sign waivers for them. Paddlers 10-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.)


These events are part of River Heritage Day’s Seventh Annual “Come Down to the River” held at the Henderson riverfront and in adjacent Audubon Mill Park. Family-friendly events include a free Kids’ Fishing Tournament, a free Ken-DUCK-y Derby, and a park filled with activities including wildlife, inflatables, storytellers, casting lessons, electronic hunting games, Dream Car Museum and other exhibits as well as a corn hole tournament. All proceeds from the events go to Children’s Advocacy Center Green River District, a non-profit agency that provides medical, psychological, and legal support to abused children in seven counties of Western Kentucky.



All Racers will receive:

  • Free Dinner Ticket -- All You Can Eat Dinner at OnDeck Riverside Bar & Grill (catfish fillets, smoked chicken jambalaya and all the fixins’) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Raffle ticket for various prizes

Floaters and Racers are able to purchase additional items including:

  • $12 Dinner tickets -- All You Can Eat Dinner at OnDeck Riverside Bar & Grill (catfish fillets, smoked chicken jambalaya and all the fixins’)
  • $10 Raffle tickets for various prizes

A free shuttle is provided for retrieval of vehicles left at launch site.

A secure site on the Henderson riverfront will be available

for paddle craft from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: NOON, JULY 21, 2017

(Friendly floaters are encouraged to pre-register, but can register at desk day of event.)

Race Cap: 200 Paddlers

Registration Cost:

  • Adult Solo Race: $25 before June 25th, June 25-July 8: $35, July 9 - through race day: $45
  • Tandem Race Team: $40 before June 25th, June 25-July 8: $50, July 9 - through race day: $60
  • Friendly Float: $10 before June 25th, June 25-July 8: $15, July 9 - through race day: $20
  • Youth Race: $15

Race classes will consist of the following:

Race Classes will consist of Kentucky Waterman Series Classes for Women, Men, & Youth in addition to tandem classes. 


  • Youth (15 & Under)
  • SUP 14
  • SUP 12'6
  • High Performance Kayak
  • Kayak ( Below 17 Ft)
  • Solo Canoe
  • Tandem Canoe
  • Tandem Kayak

Awards will be for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in class!

There must be a minimum of 3 racers/teams in each class to qualify for awards.

Presentation of race awards will be in Audubon Mill Park at 3:00 p.m.

DINNER ON THE RIVERFRONT will be held at On Deck Riverside Bar and Grill from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. You can dine in the open air at OnDeck where a cash bar is available, or eat in beautiful Audubon Mill Park.


HOST HOTELS

We have reserved block of rooms at reduced rates at two Henderson, Kentucky hotels. When you call the hotel, mention the "West Kentucky Battle for the Paddle" to take advantage of these rates.

SLEEP INN, 2224 US Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, KY 42420. $84.99 for up to two adults with double beds. For reservations, phone 270-830-6500, or email gm.ky013@choicehotels.com.

COMFORT INN, 2820 US Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY 42420. $85.49 for up to two adults with double beds. For reservations, phone 270-827-8191 or 800-228-5150 for reservations. www.comfortinn.com/hotel/ky436

Other nearby accommodations:

L&N Bed and Breakfast, 327 N Main St., Henderson, KY 270-831-1100 ww.Inbbky.com

Farmer & Frenchman Winery & Vineyard B&B, 12522 US Hwy 41 S., Robards, KY 270-748-1856 www.farmerandfrenchman.com

Victorian Quarters B&B, 109 Clay St., Henderson, KY 270-831-2778 www.victorianquartersbb.com

Holiday Inn Express, 2826 US Hwy 41 N, Henderson, KY 270-869-0533 www.holidayinnexpress.com/hendersonky

Ramada Inn, 2044 US Hwy 41 N, Henderson, KY 270-826-6600 http://ramadahenderson.com

Economy Inn & Suites, 2030 US Hwy 41 N, Henderson, KY 270-827-5611 http://economyinnsuites.com (Pet friendly)

WEST KENTUCKY BATTLE FOR THE PADDLE & FRIENDLY FLOAT:
(All times are CDT)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Sign in at Registration Desk
9 AM: Start time
SHORT RACE:
11:30 AM -12:00 PM: Sign in at Registration Desk
12:30 PM: Start time
Presentation of race awards will be in Audubon Mill Park at 3:00 p.m.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Carson Crafton16AllAllAll
James Green19AllAllAll
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Fred Tuttle2C1AllGuy
Preston Green3KayakAllGuy
Kimberly Schulte4High Performance KayakAllGirl
William Jackson5High Performance KayakAllGuy
Tim Schramm6High Performance KayakAllGuy
Aaron Denney7KayakAllGuy
William Cummins8High Performance KayakAllGuy
Earl Frick9KayakAllGuy
George Hall10KayakAllGuy
Kathy Jones11High Performance KayakAllGirl
Dalton Jones12KayakAllGuy
Lee Droppelman13High Performance KayakAllGuy
Wayne Chatfield14KayakAllGuy
Ida Green18KayakAllGirl
James Green19KayakAllGuy
Laura Mirabile25High Performance KayakAllGirl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Gerry James1High Performance KayakAllGuy
Andrew Gooding15KayakAllGuy
Chip Crafton17KayakAllGuy
Elaine Harold22High Performance KayakAllGirl
Trevor Owens26KayakAllGuy
Kelsi Dunham27KayakAllGirl
Joe Stibler28KayakAllGuy
Tim Shultzabarger29KayakAllGuy
Angie Shultzabarger30KayakAllGirl
Ryan Speaker31KayakAllGuy
Cheryl Gault33KayakAllGirl
Katie Doran37KayakAllGirl
Eric Doran38SUP 14'AllGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Eula Wilson20AllAllAll
Jayla Johnson21AllAllAll
Barb Woodruff23AllAllAll
Thomas Adams24AllAllAll
Caitlyn Kirchoff34AllAllAll
Maddy Fritz35AllAllAll
Chad Terrell39AllAllAll

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.



When:

Jul 22, 2017

Where:

Henderson, KY