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OHIO RIVER PADDLEFEST

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 LOCATION 

Being a downriver race, the Ohio River Paddlefest starts at Schmidt Park and ends at Riverside Park - both located right in the heart of downtown Cincinnati! 

 PARKING 

Parking at BOTH locations is free, there are large parking lots at both locations, but spots can come at a premium during peak times.

 BATHROOMS 

There are Porta-Pottie bathrooms onsite at Schmidt Park (race start) and there are bathrooms in the XXXX building at Riverside Park (race finish).

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WINTER 2020

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 POST-RACE PARTY 

There are bathrooms onsite and located just north of the covered pavilion.

 WHAT TO EXPECT 

Racers, along with all of the "floating" participants, have the option to dropoff crafts the Friday afternoon before the race. You can pull through the circle dropoff area and unload and then park. There are PLENTY of volunteers to help unload and carry crafts to the secured staging area, where crafts will stay until early the next morning.

 

Friday night also features a fest of food trucks, expo tents, as well, racers can check in for the race.

 

Saturday morning, much like those of you who have attended Chattajeack, will begin in the dark. You have the option to park at the start, paddle downriver, and then shuttle back to your car after you finish your race. Others of you may choose to park at the finish and take the shuttle (or hitch a ride) to the race start. We find it better to have your vehicle at the finish, but it's up to you!

Race Director Adrian Angel and Course Director XXXX will lead a brief Racers Meeting at the launch area. Then racers will take to the water as light dawns over the city.

The race is all

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 RIVER & CONDITIONS 

Gun Lake Park is the home of the Gun Lake Paddle Battle AND the Rubber Duckie Regatta! Small grassy area with picinic tables toset your stuff down on or grab a seat. Tall trees overhead provide ample shade for sunny mornings.

 COURSE 

Gun Lake Park is the home of the Gun Lake Paddle Battle AND the Rubber Duckie Regatta! Small grassy area with picinic tables toset your stuff down on or grab a seat. Tall trees overhead provide ample shade for sunny mornings.

Check out a bird's eye view of 2019's Whatever It Takes race on Gun Lake!

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