Saturday, October 13, 2018
Online Registration - $74.20
Race Day Registration - $80.00
Race Day Registration - $80.00
This race is one of the most unique races in Bluegrass State! And no, we are not just saying that. 20 miles of diverse trail running around beautiful Cave Run Lake make The Reaper 30K a race you don't want to just hear about. You have to experience it! The views, the hills, the terrain, it all makes this a great challenge and the best time you'll have running at Cave Run Lake. Keep reading for all the details, locations, and logistics.
Start Time: 8:00am
Cut off: 7 hours
Saturday Morning 10/13/2018 - Packet pickup and Race Day Check In
Time: 6:30am - 7:50am
Location: Zilpo Campground Boat Ramp Area (follow signs after entering campground)
Friday Night 10/12/2018 - Packet pickup and cookout!
Location: Salt Lick Fire Department in Salt Lick, Kentucky
All participants receive a race shirt.
All finishers receive a handcrafted finisher's medallion.
Top three men and women receive a commemorative The Reaper 30K TOMBSTONE!
The Reaper 30K is an approximately 20 mile 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 boat ramp parking area at the back of the campground 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.
The Reaper 30K race will take start and finish at the Zilpo Campground on Cave Run Lake in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Salt Lick, Kentucky. Zilpo is a 355 acre campground with lake views, beaches, and camping for the whole family.
The race will start and finish at the boat ramp area near the back of the campground campground.
For directions to the race use the following address and/or GPS coordinates:
GPS Coordinates: 38.073082,-83.476891
Rules are a necessary evil, but these'ns MUST be followed by all participants. Violation of any of these rules could result in disqualification.
No. To officially finish the race a runner must run the entire race course within the allotted time. Even if you run the full distance you must also do so within the official time limits to receive an official finishing time or finisher award.
No. There are restrooms at the start and finish lines.
Are we allowed to take a dip in the lake after the race? But of 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.
*Course sweepers can receive bigger discounts. Volunteers must volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours to be eligible for race discounts.
There are lodging options for everyone coming to Cave Run Lake for The Reaper 30K. Camping is available at the Zilpo Recreation Area where our race starts and finishes. You can find out more about camping at Zilpo or any of the other great areas around Cave Run Lake HERE.
Other camping options are available on the other side of Cave Run Lake at Twin Knobs Campground.