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Inaugural canoe/kayak 225-mile race begins Tuesday

Kicks off at Beattyville Boat Ramp

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 4.18.48 PMBEATTYVILLE, Ky. (June 17, 2016) — Canoe and kayak enthusiasts can compete on Tuesday in the inaugural KR255 — a 255-mile endurance canoe/kayak race along the Kentucky River from the river’s origins in Eastern Kentucky to its northernmost point where it flows into the Ohio River. Competitors will have 100 hours to complete the course.

The event, which starts at the Beattyville Boat Ramp, was created through a partnership between Kentucky American Water, along with Asbury University Center for Adventure Leadership in partnership with the Kentucky River Authority.

Paddlers may compete in the KR255 as solo participants, tandem teams or teams of three to four people. All paddlers will traverse the 14 locks along the route. Competitors will have support teams that will monitor their progress and serve as points of contact on land.