Yesterday Louisville hosted the inaugural KFC Mayor's Cup down on the Ohio River waterfront.
Despite a brisk wind coming off the river, 22 paddlers ranging from pros to SUP's (Stand Up Paddlebaords) to sea kayaks to recreational paddlers signed up. The result...a fun, exciting day that set the stage for continuing the event next summer! More pictures from the days event can be can be found here and here.
Mayor's Cup Winners
#1 Man - Sven Johsson - 52'08.28
#1 Woman - Kimberly Hillerich - 1:18'6.15
Professional (Men) - 6 miles
#1 - Sven Johsson - 52'08.28
#2 - Rodger Eaton & Dave Long - 56'19.66
#3 - Rafael Reyes - 1:05'25.86
Sea Kayak (Men)- 6 miles
#1 - Moby Montgonery - 1:06'28.33
#2 - David Wicks - 1:08'14.48
#3 - Jim Kellogg - 1:09'41.55
#4 - Don Betz - 1:11'56.88
#5 - Paul Hirn - 1:14'49.02
#6 - Bob Sobotka - 1:15'49.34
#7 - Pat Lentz - 1:18'23.71
#8 - Jason Newman - 1:25'46.36
Sea Kayak (Women) - 6 miles
#1 - Kimberly Hillerich - 1:18'06.15
#2 - April Milaroik - 1:31'01.13
SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) Men - 3 miles
#1 - Charlie McArther - 40'27.08
#2 - Joshua Hall - 41'46.50
#3 - Keith Keller - 43'18:07
#4 - Chris Stec - 53'01.59
#5 - John Knight - 58'42.60
SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) Women - 3 miles
#1 - Kristen Beck - 1:03'01.16
Recreational Men - 3 miles
#1 - Kevin Smith - 57:32.80
Recreational Women- 3 miles
#1 Jan Johnson - 57:36.47
Thank you again to KFC for sponsoring, the city of Louisville for supporting and hosting, Mayor Greg Fischer for starting the race, the American Canoe Association for producing the event, River City Canoe & Kayak for the vision, Skipping Fish Boat School for supporting, and to the local paddling communities for volunteering (Viking Canoe Club and Louisville Area Canoe & Kayak).
Stay tuned for details on the 2nd annual race to take place in the summer of 2012!
All proceeds from the entries went to benefit Dare to Care and U.N. World Food Programme.