And what a wonderful day it was with:
- Over 1,750 paddlers (and 49 dogs).
- 1,100+ canoes and kayaks (plus 3 row boats, 4 paddleboards, 1 pirate peddle boat and 1 swimmer).
- 1,700+ children participating in our Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo.
- 375+ volunteers.
- 44 breast cancer survivors racing for the pink in their stunning Dragon Boats.
- Thousands of priceless memories.
- AP photos sent around the world.
- And a new army of advocates to celebrate, promote and protect the Ohio.
Thank you for paddling, volunteering, cheering, donating and spreading the word. We appreciate the support of all our generous sponsors and the folks who helped out behind the scenes to make this event so special, safe and fun.
As in the past, our proceeds will be used to underwrite next year’s Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo, now the largest water safety and environmental education event for children in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, support the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s inner city youth paddling program (VisionQuest and RiverTrek) and provide mini grants to environmental education and advocacy organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. If you would like to make a donation to help us further fund these projects, please send you tax-deductible donation payable to “The Ohio River Paddlefest, Inc.” to The Ohio River Paddlefest, Inc., P.O. Box 43261, Cincinnati, OH 45243
Paddlefest Pics – Upload Yours!
Check out our photos to see our growing collection of pictures from this year’s event, with even more of them on our Flickr photostream. Can you find yourself? If you have pics to share, upload them to Flickr and tag them “ORWpaddlefest“.
Race results are now online click here
Mini Paddle Trip #2
Paddle the Great Miami on Friday, July 17
Join us for a 20 mile paddle from Hamilton to Miamitown wit hGreat Miami Riversports. We’ll load in between 8:00-9:00am and take off at 9:00am. The trip should end between 3:00 and 4:00pm Click here for information on how to register.
Coming Up: Swim the Ohio
Our 2nd Annual Great Ohio River Swim takes off at 7:30 am on Saturday, July 25. Race or take your sweet time swimming from the Cincinnati Serpentine Wall across the Ohio and back. Seventy one people (13-92 years old) did the swim last year. Click here for more information