Riverthon paddling events range from 7 to 50 miles

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky tourism officials say a four-race river paddling event is set for next month in and around Louisville.

The Riverthon events range from seven to 50 miles on the Ohio River. The event is set for Oct. 17.

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Tourism officials say Riverthon is among the 13 events that make up the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games held in October.

Riverthon’s signature event is the Louisville 50 – a 50-mile race from Westport to West Point, Kentucky.

The 22-mile Mayor’s Cup is Riverthon’s oldest event and is in its fifth year. New this year is the Voyageur Canoe 7 race and the SUP 7 race, for stand-up paddleboards. An awards ceremony is planned for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Louisville Community Boathouse.

The registration deadline for all events is Wednesday.


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