The Reaper 30K is an 18 mile (ish) trail race in the Zilpo Recreation Area at Cave Run Lake in Salt Lick, Kentucky. This gorgeous property will give you sweeping views of the lake, some deep green forest running, and one of the coolest finish lines in any trail race. We finish right on the beach!
Runners will start at the beach near the Zilpo store and run the road to the trailhead at Buckskin Trail. You will run along the rolling coast line of the lake before heading inland and up your first climb at about mile 8. Runners then go up and down through the lush Daniel Boone National Forest and around the signature Cave Run Trail before returning to the finish area.
Total elevation gain for the course is approximately 2,900' and equal descent. Get detailed course maps and downloadable GPS files below.
There are 4 aid stations along the course at 3 different locations.
- Buckskin: Mile 3.5, 16.5
- Hog Pen East: Mile 7.8
- Hog Pen West: Mile 11.3