Eastern Ky. whitewater race a challenge for paddlers

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ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (AP) – State tourism officials say a whitewater river race in eastern Kentucky later this month will attract paddlers from around the world.

The Lord of the Fork race will be Oct. 24 on the Russell Fork River in Pike County.

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The race features heavy rapids that run alongside boulders, the kind of conditions that only experienced paddlers can handle. Most competitors use kayaks.

The race is part of the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games being held during October. The Russell Fork runs through Breaks Interstate Park, which is in Kentucky and Virginia, and into Elkhorn City.

For more information about the games, visit: www.adventuregames2015.com
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