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Yamacraw 50K/20K/10K

April 9

50K

Saturday April 9th, 2016 7:00 AM

The Yamacraw 50k is a point-to-point trail race that begins at the Lick Creek Trail in Daniel Boone National Forestand ends at the Blue Heron Mining Community in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The course traverses some of the most beautiful trails in the southeast including the Sheltowee Trace Trail, Kentucky’s longest trail. Runners will be treated to miles of magnificent singletrack trails and scenic landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs, natural arches, and wonderful waterfalls. Runners will enjoy multiple water crossings as they run alongside the Big South Fork Cumberland River and adjoining creeks. The race ends with an iconic crossing over the river on a 100 foot high pedestrian bridge that leads runners straight to the finish. The course offers some challenging climbs towards the second half of the race but is fast and highly runnable which can be a challenge in itself. At a modest 3,809 ft feet of elevation gain, the Yamacraw 50k is challenging but still a great race for those looking to complete their first ultra or those gearing up for their new race calendar.

20K

Saturday April 9th, 2016 8:00 AM

The Yamacraw 20k is a point-to-point trail race that begins at the Lick Creek Trail in Daniel Boone National Forestand ends at the Blue Heron Mining Community in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The course shares approximately 6 miles with the Yamacraw 50k course. The 20k starts out quickly as runners race downhill towards the Big South Fork Cumberland River as it crisscrosses over Lick Creek multiple times. Along the way runners will be treated to magnificent singletrack trails and scenic landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs and waterfalls. After crossing Rock Creek, runners will split off the 50k course. The second half of the course offers two climbs but is fast and very runnable. The race ends with an iconic crossing over the river on a 100 foot high pedestrian bridge at Blue Heron that leads runners straight to the finish.

**There is a 5 hour cutoff time for the Yamacraw 20k

10K

Saturday April 9th, 2016 9:00 AM

The Yamacraw 10k trail race follows the Blue Heron Loop Trail at the Blue Heron Mining Community in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The course features gorge overlooks, river views with Class IV whitewater rapids, rock overhangs, waterfalls and sandstone bluffs. Several wooden step ladders appear throughout the course that runners will have to traverse including the a cave-like passage called “Crack-in-the-Rock”. The course might be a lot shorter than it’s sister race but it’s no slouch. The Yamacraw 10k starts with a challenging uphill climb of close to 775 feet within the first 1.5 miles offering runners of all ages and experience both a challenging and enjoyably scenic race.

**There is a 3 hour cutoff time for the Yamacraw 10k

 

Details

Date:
April 9
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Venue

Unnamed Venue
Stearns, KY United States + Google Map
Website:
https://www.runyamacraw.com/