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Trail & Ultra Running In Kentucky & Virginia


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Big Turtle 50 Miler

Date(s):  2019 DAte TBA - GET NOTIFIED

Location:  Morehead, Kentucky

Distances:  50 Miles, 50K, 10 Miles

Why run it?:    A deceptively challenging out and back course along Kentucky's Sheltowee Trace with a start/finish line in the heart of the city!


War Hammer 100

Date(s):  June 8-9, 2019

Location:  Red River Gorge, Stanton, Kentucky to Wildcat Mountain in East Bernstadt, Kentucky

Distances:  100 Miles

Why run it?:    This ultimate endurance challenge tests runners who wish to be called "warriors" to battle the weather, the clock, the distance, and themselves.  102 miles along the Sheltowee Trace!


Timber & Trails 5K

Date(s):  July 14, 2018

Location:  Wallingford, Kentucky

Distances:  5K

Why run it?:    This is the perfect summer trail 5k and the ideal preview race for the Hot Hot Hundred.  Rolling green trails throughout a gorgeously lush valley!


Hot Hot Hundred Trail Races

Date(s):  August 11, 2018

Location:  Wallingford, Kentucky

Distances:  10K - 100K - 100K Relay

Why run it?:    It is like a huge party, with some running thrown in!  It's the toughest 10k in Kentucky and the best time you'll have with friends old and new. The solo 100K is something very few can complete within the allotted 16 hours!


Breaks 40 Miler

Date(s):  September 8, 2018

Location:  Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, VA

Distances:  43M

Why run it?:    The Breaks is an extreme trail running challenge with amazing mountain views, the deepest gorges east of the Mississippi River, and challenges you will never forget!


The Reaper 30K

Date(s):  October 13, 2018

Location:  Salt Lick, Kentucky

Distances:  30K

Why run it?:    Rolling lake shores, slippery creek beds, and high ridges with breathtaking views of the massive Cave Run Lake.  A fun and unique trail race for everyone!


Rough Trail 50K/25K

Date(s):  November 10, 2018

Location:  Red River Gorge, Pine Ridge, Kentucky

Distances:  50K/25K

Why run it?:    The "must run" race of the Bluegrass State.  31 miles of beautifully brutal trails through the famous Red River Gorge.


Redbird Crest 100K

Date(s):  December 1-2, 2018

Location:  Hyden, Kentucky

Distances:  100K

Why run it?:    Rugged ups and downs mixed with rolling ridgelines in the Appalachian foothills on the Redbird Crest Trail.  A challenge of terrain and elements.


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