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Saturday, August 11, 2018



Tier 1 - $40

Tier 2 - $45

Tier 3 - $50 (begins July 27)

100K solo

All Runners - $125


100K Relay

Tier 1 - SOLD OUT

Tier 2 - $65 (45 spots available)

Tier 3 - $75 (60 spots available)

NOTE: Race day registration will be available for the 10K only for $50.  No race day registration for relay or 100K runners!




The Hot Hot Hundred is one of the most unique and challenging races in Kentucky.  PERIOD.  Held on a private tree farm just north of Morehead, KY the Hot Hot Hundred is a 10k looped course.  Runners have the option of an individual 10k race or a 2- to 5-person team 100k relay.  

Battle the intense heat and your urge to give up as you encounter steep off-trail ascents, plummeting descents, and a wide variety of plant and animal wildlife.  You’ll find great views from the ridgeline above and the valley below.  Come and hang with us at the farm all day and enjoy a day of running and partying that you'll never forget!


The Hot Hot Hundred 10k is a truly difficult, challenging, and rewarding 6.2 mile trail race.  Any veteran of the Hot Hot Hundred will attest to the challenge of this race. Test yourself, face the challenge, and go home knowing that you completed something that many people would not event attempt!

100k relay race

Our 100k Relay race is for teams of 2 to 5 runners.  Your choice!  All teams will run 10 consecutive laps of our 6.2 mile course.  One runner is allowed on the course for each lap.  NO DOUBLING UP WILL BE PERMITTED.  Read more on that in the Race Rules section below.

100k Individual

NEW FOR 2018!  We have added an individual 100K race at the Hot Hot Hundred for the heartiest and craziest ultrarunners out there.  That's right.  You will have 62 miles to cover.  That is 10 laps of this incredibly challenging course.  And you will have only 16 hours to do it!  Why?  Because this is the hardest 6.2 miles in the state of Kentucky, and those who believe they can complete the Hot Hot Hundred 100K course in 16 hours will prove themselves to be unstoppable!


10K (solo) 

Start Time:  8:00am

Cut-Off:  NONE  

Distance:  6.2 miles*

Elevation:  1,460' Gain, 1,460' Loss  

100k (RELAY & solo)

Start Time:  8:00am

Cut-Off:  16 hours (midnight)  

Distance*:  62 miles

Elevation*:  14,600' Gain, 14,600' Loss


*Relay elevation & distance numbers here are PER team.


We use a tiered pricing structure for this race.  That means that we have set a certain number of spots available at each tier.  Once a tier sells out, then the price increases.  So, you need to register EARLY because you never know when spots will sell out and the price will go up.

Relay registrations are handled on an individual basis.  Meaning that each relay runner will register and pay for themselves.  IMPORTANT:  Whoever on your team signs up first must be the one to set up your team page within Eventbrite!  Runners still have the ability to purchase multiple "tickets" which means you can sign up your entire team if you choose.

Click the Registration button at the top of this page to register.

Start Time:  8:00am

Cut-Off:  12:00am (A strict 16 hour cut-off will be enforced.  ALL relay teams AND individual racers must complete all 10 laps by midnight.)


Packet Pickup, cHECK iN, and race day registration

Packet pickup for the Hot Hot Hundred will be available at the race site at Hutton-Loyd Tree Farms at two times:

  • Friday 8/10 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday 8/11 6am-7:45am


Race day registration is available for the 10K only for $50.  We can accept cash, check, and credit cards up until 7:45am on race morning.  No relay registrations will be accepted the morning of the race.

Awards and SWAG

All participants receive a race shirt.
All finishers receive our special hand made finisher's award.
Top three 10k men and women, each member of the top three relay teams, and top three 100k men and women receive a special award.

We stand by our belief that these are the BEST awards out there.  We use a tree from the farm where you are running and hand make every single award for you so you can take a piece of this forest home with you!


The Hot Hot Hundred is a 10k loop around Hutton-Loyd Tree Farm just north of Morehead, KY.  This gorgeous property is a green valley surrounded on three sides by a steep, wooded ridge.  We'll run up, down, and all around the entire farm!

100k relay racers will run 10 full laps.  Our base camp barn will be fully stocked for you to refuel and recharge after the race and between laps.  You’ll find everything on this course:  a little bit of gravel road (don’t roll those eyes!), wide off road tracks, technical single track, and even a nice little 400’ off trail ascent in the first half mile.

One loop of the Hot Hot Hundred course is 6.2 miles with 1,460 feet of elevation gain and equal descent*.  Relay racers:  You can do the math!  Get detailed course maps and downloadable GPS files below.

*All distances and elevations are based on GPS data and are approximate.

**The elevation profile above reflects the counterclockwise loop direction.



The Hot Hot Hundred Trail Races take place at Hutton Loyd Tree Farms in Wallingford, KY just north of Morehead, one of Kentucky's first Trail Towns.  Hutton-Loyd Tree Farm's 1,100+ acres of land is used for Christmas tree farming, logging, and other forestry operations.  The farm owners have opened their gorgeous property exclusively for this race and its runners.  Don't miss this opportunity to experience a truly beautiful and unique location.

For directions to the race use the following address and/or GPS coordinates:

1 Christmas Tree Rd., Wallingford, KY 41093

GPS Coordinates:  38.3435452,-83.5607667



IMPORTANT!  All runners must abide by these race rules.  These rules are non-negotiable and should be reviewed PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE RACE.  No exceptions to any of these rules will be made on race day.

  1. Absolutely no doubling up on the relay!  All relay teams must run 10 consecutive laps.  Only one runner per team is allowed on the course at any given time.  If it gets late in the day, and you are afraid you will not make the cut-off your choices are to press on or drop out.  We will not allow runners to double up on their laps by sending out two runners at a time.  ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.  
  2. No relay or 100K runners may begin a lap after 11pm.  If your last relay runner is not on the course by 11pm your team will be pulled from the race and disqualified.  This also applies to solo 100K runners.  Solo 100K competitors must begin lap 10 by 11pm.  This is for safety reasons.  That gives you 1 hour to complete the loop in the dark which no one has ever done!  We don't want runners out there until the wee hours of the morning, so there will be no exceptions to this rule.  Train and pace yourselves accordingly.
  3. All runners must complete the event within the cut off times to receive a finisher award.  Relay team must complete all 10 laps before midnight in order for anyone on the team to receive a finisher award.  A single runner will not get a finisher award no matter how many laps he or she completes.  This is a team event, not an individual competition.  We succeed or fail as a team.  
  4. Respect the land!  Remember this race is on private property, and our hosts have been extremely gracious in allowing us to have our crazy event on their land.  DO NOT litter, pick wildflowers, or otherwise deface the property in any way.  Failure to follow this rule will get you disqualified from the race and asked to leave the premises.  
  5. Stay on course and on trail (except where expressly permitted).  Going off trail creates a negative ecological impact.  So if there is an obstacle in your path go through it, over it, or under it.  If there is mud, get muddy.  If there is water, get wet.  If there is a tree down, find a way over it.  This isn’t just about the environment.  It’s about challenging yourself.  We do have one off-trail section on the race course, so obviously this rule does not apply for that section of the course.
  6. Be respectful and courteous of each other.  If you need to pass another runner you must announce your intent to do so.  If you are being passed, step aside and let the other runner by when you feel safe enough to do so.
  7. Be respectful to and obey all race volunteers.  Thank the volunteers and obey the orders of the course marshals and emergency personnel.  They want you to have a great time, but above all they want you to be safe.  Any disrespectful behavior toward our volunteers will result in your disqualification at the Race Directors' discretion.
  8. Take nothing.  Leave nothing.  Leave no trace of your presence by taking any trash out with you.  Do not pick or otherwise deface any plant life.  This property is extremely well-maintained, and we want to keep it that way. 
  9. Leave no injured runner behind.  Help your fellow competitors.  If you come upon an injured runner, help them if you can or run to the nearest race official.  Tell the race official the injured runner’s location, bib number, and nature of the injury.
  10. Know what you're getting into.  Yes, the 10k is only 6 miles; but it is HARD.  August in Kentucky can be extremely hot and humid.  We will have aid stations along the course, but you should only run this race if you are prepared to deal with the heat.  Train appropriate for steep hills and technical terrain.
  11. No crews or pacers will be allowed on course.  All runners can receive full aid at the exchange zone at the start/finish area.  
  12. Runners who leave the established course will be disqualified.  ALL RUNNERS must sign in and out of aid station #2 (by the house on the hill).  If you do not sign in and out of that aid station we will assume you did not run the full loop.  Any 10k runner not running the full loop will be disqualified.  Relay runners who do not run a full loop for any reason including medical emergency will have two options to avoid having your entire team disqualified:
    1. Return to the point you left the race course and complete the loop from there, OR
    2. Have your team run an extra loop to make up for the one that was cut short.
      1. **Any team that does not complete 10 full laps of the course will receive a "DNF" as their official race result.
  13. No pets are allowed at the race.  This includes dogs on or off leash.  Per regulations related to our USATF event sanction and Next Opportunity insurance policies pets are prohibited on the race course and at the race site for the duration of that event.  That includes Friday night.  We love our doggies, but they'll have to miss out on the Hot Hot Hundred.
  14. No relay runner may run consecutive laps.  This is a team event.  In the spirit of the relay there must be a hand-off in between each lap.  

An 16-HOUR COURSE CUT-OFF WILL BE ENFORCED FOR THE 100K!!!!!  That includes relay and solo racers.  That means that every team must be done with the race by 12am Sunday morning.

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+ I've never done a trail race before. Can I do this?

Hell yeah! You can do anything if you prepare properly. It's going to be HOT, and the course is very challenging. However, no one will be doing more than 10k in a single stretch; and we will have plenty of aid. It's going to be insanely hard. You're going to want to quit before you see the finish line. But you can do this!

+ What will the weather be like?

Short answer: we don't know! We've seen chilly mornings, torrential storms, and extremely hot and sunny afternoons. On race day anything can happen, so plan accordingly. Plan for a chilly morning and extremely hot afternoon and you will be prepared for anything in between.

+ Will I get wet?

Probably not unless it rains. There are a couple of small stream crossings, but they will be mostly dried up by race day. You should be able to easily hop over them if the weather is nice.

+ What if it rains?

The race goes on rain or shine. We have plenty of shelter in the barn for you to take cover when you are not on the course.


Volunteers make Next Opportunity races successful.  Period.  Without volunteers our events will fail!  All Volunteers receive a FREE SHIRT and 25% off registration fees for any future Next Opportunity Events race.  Click the button below to see the volunteer opportunities and express your interest in volunteering.



Camping is available on site at Hutton Loyd Tree Farms on Friday night and Saturday night.  This is a great opportunity to grab some pre-race snacks and sit around the campfire to chat with your fellow runners before the big day on Saturday.  You can camp within sight of the start/finish line, roll out of your tent, then RUN!  

Camping is included in your registration, so there is NO CHARGE for camping.

Important Notes (No exceptions)

  1. Campers may stay Friday night, Saturday night, or BOTH.
  2. Campers may not arrive before 4pm on Friday.
  3. All campers must be off the property no later than 10am on Sunday.

*For those indoorsy folk, there are a ton of additional lodging options in nearby Morehead, Kentucky.