Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games to be held in October

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FRANKFORT – The Bluegrass State’s many outdoor recreational activities will be highlighted this October during a series of competitive events called the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games, First Lady Jane Beshear announced Wednesday.

The 13 events will be held in locations across the state and include fishing tournaments, archery, paddling, mountain biking and more.

“The varied events featured in the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games will showcase outdoor recreation venues and events that promote good health and adventure tourism in Kentucky,’’ Mrs. Beshear said. “I invite Kentuckians and our out-of-state guests to attend and experience these games so they can learn more about the Commonwealth’s exciting adventure opportunities.”

The Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games are being promoted by the Kentucky Sports Authority and the Office of Adventure Tourism. Other partners include the Kentucky State Parks and the Bluegrass Sports Commission.

“These events represent both the quality and quantity of outdoor adventure opportunities available throughout Kentucky,” said Elaine Wilson, director of the Office of Adventure Tourism. “From eastern Kentucky to western Kentucky and all points in-between, there are numerous locations to experience the vast natural resources Kentucky has to offer. We hope these events will inspire Kentuckians to get out and try new adventures or visit a new place.”

A list of the events follows. More information is available online at

United States Adventure Racing Association National Championship

Oct. 1-3 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville

Riverthon (paddling events)

Oct. 3, Louisville (Ohio River)

History Half Marathon

Oct. 3, Frankfort

Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society

Cloudsplitter 100

Oct. 3-4 – Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail, Elkhorn City

2015 Kentucky State Disc Golf Championships

Oct. 3-4. Bowling Green


Oct. 9-11, Red River Gorge

Presented by the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition

Thriller Ride (cycling)

Oct. 10, London

Sponsored by the London/Laurel County Tourist Commission

Kentucky Archery Games 3D Archery Tournament

Oct. 17, London

Sponsored by the London/Laurel County Tourist Commission

Race to the Canal (mountain biking)

Oct. 18, Land Between the Lakes

Presented by Endurance Racing

Orienteering USA Meets

Oct. 23-25, Taylorsville Lake State Park, Taylorsville; and Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Union

Presented by Orienteering USA

Lord of the Fork

Oct. 24-25, Breaks Interstate Park, near Elkhorn City

Rayovac FLW Series Championship

Oct. 29-31, Paducah

Sponsored by FLW and Rayovac

Crappie USA Tournament at Lake Cumberland

Oct. 30-31, Somerset

Sponsored by Crappie USA and Lake Cumberland Tourism

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