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Preview Paddlefest 2018

Courtesy Paddlefest
The 17th annual Ohio River Paddlefest, presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, will take place this Saturday, Aug. 4.

The 17th Ohio River Paddlefest takes place this Saturday, August 4. Recognized as the largest paddling event in the United States, the 2018 Paddlefest will bring more than 2,000 people from 20-plus states to Cincinnati to celebrate the beauty and recreational benefits of the Ohio River.

Joining us for a preview this year's events are Ohio River Paddlfest coordinator Miriam Wise; and Kirsten MacDougal, executive director of Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, which benefits from Paddlefest proceeds. Outdoor Adventure Clubs is dedicated to connecting underserved urban high school students with nature by providing free school-based outdoor recreation, education, and conservation opportunities.

The Ohio River Paddlefest is this Saturday, August 4. Events start Friday, August 3, at 4 p.m. with the Paddler's Party for a Cause. Online registration closes at midnight July 31. On-site registration at the Schmidt Recreation Complex will be available on Friday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 6 to 8:30 a.m.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition July 31 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.