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Professional Whitewater Kayakers and SUPers

October 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mad River Run Schedule of Pro Shows, Competitions, Clinics, Games, and Workshops.

Visitors can enjoy whitewater freestyle and surf shows and educational demos throughout the day with professional whitewater boaters.  Come out to the Mad River Run, Dayton’s first whitewater feature, to watch the whitewater action. Have your own boat? Check out the run for yourself!  Or try a demo boat or SUP. Check out the full lineup of events and competitions.

Pro boaters are still being finalized but has included the following paddlers in the past

  • Lamar Jackson
  • Shannon Thomas
  • Bernie Farley
  • Bob Isaacs
  • Eli Loiben
Lamar Jackson Bio

Lamar Jackson from Cincinnati has been a fan favorite at the event for more than a decade.

Shannon Thomas Bio

Shannon Thomas is a local, legendary  standup paddler and river surfer. He spends his time surfing, climbing, backpacking, chasing sunsets, and seeking fun. He is a man of many trades, including designer, innovator, professional athlete, dog dad extraordinaire, and van life boss.

Bernie Farley Bio

Bernie Farley co-owns Dayton paddlesports specialty shop Whitewater Warehouse with Jeryl Yantis.  Bernie has been a driving force in his hometown of Dayton for many years that has seen the paddling community take off including the addition of the Mad River Run and RiverScape River Runs in recent years.  You can find Bernie paddling throughout the rivers of the region when he isn’t on his home water of the Mad River.


October 1, 2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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