Mayor’s Cup Race

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Kentucky’s premiere paddle sport race

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Click to register for Riverthon: The Mayor’s Cup and The Ohio River Dash

 Enter the Mayor’s Cup Race and be the first male and female solo paddler to cross the finish line and have your name engraved on the Louisville Mayor’s Cup trophy.  The trophy is displayed in the Mayor’s office year round.   Awards will be given to all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the race divisions. The Mayor’s Cup trophy is for solo kayakers.

  The Race starts at Louisville’s waterfront an heads upstream 7.5 miles to the Confluence with Harrods Creek (Captain’s Quarters) and back for a total distance of 15 miles.

Click here for race rules.


The race director may  change the course in case of inclement weather.

Louisville Community Boathouse
1325 River Road
Louisville, KY, 40206
(Waterfront Park -Yellow Parking Lot on River Road)

Click here for directions to the Boathouse, Detailed Map.


Race Schedule

All times stated are Eastern time zone.

Action Time Location
  Check-in  and registration Saturday, September 16th
8 to 9:30 AM
Community Boat House
Mandatory Captain’s Meeting and Roll Call Saturday, September 16th
9:30 AM
Community Boat House
In Water Saturday, September 16th
9:45 AM
Community Boat House
Group Photo and Race Start Saturday,September 16th
10:00 am
Community Boat House Dock
Finish Line Saturday, September 16th

1 – 3 PM

 Community Boat House Dock
Awards Celebration Saturday, September 16th
4  PM
Community Boat House