Saturday, Jun 7, 2014

Run Under The Stars

Paducah , KY 10 Hour Solo, 2 Person Relay, 3 Person Relay, 4 Person Relay, 5 Person Relay

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 7, 2014

Welcome to Run Under The Stars

Welcome to the 8th running of Run Under The Stars all night run, aka RUTS, aka the Kentucky Durby.

We are so appreciative of you runners who return year after year, and to those of you running your first RUTS, welcome to the party!!

Race Info

This is a night time run. Run, jog, walk, rest, stop and start as much as you'd like.
The objective is to see how far you can go; however you can stop at any time if you've reached your goal or if you've had enough.

CHIP TIMING SYSTEM will keep your distance recorded. We will display your mileage hourly.
No traffic, no hills, no roots, no hard running surface.
This could possibly be the course you'll set a personal best for whatever distance you run.
On Site Parking
No hotel needed. Campers are welcome with hook-ups available; (only $10 fee/night for camper hook-ups). You can set up a tent under the large shade trees in the grass infield. You can use your car. Or you can use the large covered grandstands. There is plenty of room. This is a good one to bring the family to. You can stop and see them as much as you like.

180 individual runners; and 10 relay teams. This is a wide track with plenty of room so we should be able to take care of everyone.

Saturday evening June 7, 2014 beginning at 8pm and ending Sunday morning June 8, at 6am.

CHECK IN: You can set up beginning after noon on Saturday June 7, and you don't have to depart until noon on Sunday June 8.
WHERE: Luther Carson Park, 300 N. 30th Street, Paducah, KY.

Saturday June 8; 4 pm - 7:30 pm at the race site.

Carson Park Horse Track, Paducah, KY, is a certified 1/2 mile track composed of dirt and finely crushed limestone. It is groomed daily and will be set up with a 1/2 inch cushion to make it easy on your legs. The track drains well and does not get sloppy, even in the event of rain. However, heavy rains may necessitate parking cars in the parking lot outside of the track fence instead of on the grass infield. Don't need a lot of cars stuck. This lighted jewel is flat, and contains no trip hazards.

10 relay teams will be accepted. A team will consist of 2 to 5 members. One member will attach the timing chip and wear the race belt with the team bib # attached. Members must exchange the timing chip and belt to whichever member is accumulating mileage for the team. It is permissable that additional team members run alongside, but their mileage does not count towards the total. Team members may run as much or little as they want, and in whichever order they please. In fact, one or two runners can run 90% of the distance if that's what the team wants.

Murray Transition Massage will be available to help runners achieve their goals by having a massage tent set up.

Contact Steve Durbin - cell # 270-556-1679; or

Directions to Carson Park

WHERE: Directions to site:
Luther Carson Park, 300 N. 30th Street, Paducah, KY.
Check your odometer as you exit I-24 Exit 4, East on US 60 (Hinkleville Rd, although it soon changes names to Park Ave), you'll pass several car dealerships, and you'll PASS Bluegrass Downs race track at mile 1.7(DO NOT GO TO BLUEGRASS DOWNS). 2.4 miles from the interstate turn RIGHT at the traffic light at Dairy Queen (across from Bob Noble Park) and continue to follow US 60 East (note: NOT US 60 Business). Go straight through the next traffic light. In less than 1/2 mile you'll see an entrance for Luther Carson Park on your right. If you take this entrance, then follow the gravel road to the left and behind the grandstands over to the parking area. If this entrance is not open merely continue on to the next traffic light (Jefferson St) and turn right. Go to N. 30th Street (about 1/2 mile) and turn right. The entrance to the park is one block on your right on N. 30th.

Top 15 Lifetime Leaders

Current not including 2014 results TOTAL
1 Rick Caffy 253.5

2 Michael Montgomery 238.5

3 Joshua Holmes 213.5

4 Gary Byers 205.0

5 Stu Gleman 186.0

6 Jason Niswonger 168.5

7 Savannah Caffy 160.5

8 Shannon Burke 159.5

9 Paul Arnette 158.0

10 Tom Nielson 152.0

11 Frank Dietiker 150.0

12 Lazarus Lake 148

13Mike Samuelson 147.5

14 Erik Hancock 143.5

15 David Donald 141.5

Aid Stations/Drop Bags

AID STATIONS: A large station will be set up right on the track (out of the way of runners of course).
Each runner will supply their own water bottle (please mark your name on it) to use. (This should greatly reduce the number of paper cups needed).
S.W.O.R.D. hydration drink, water, HEED, Coke, Hammer Gel, Cookies, Pretzels, M&Ms, and other food items will be available.
As the night goes on we'll bring in pizza, and we'll have coffee available.
Two different Rest rooms with running water are available each lap. The first one is off of turn 2. You may exit through the marked gate, use the rest room and re-enter further down the track at the next gate. The second rest room is just off of turn 3.
DROP BAGS: You can have whatever you want at your site either in the infield, grandstands, or at your car. NOTE: IF YOU LEAVE THE TRACK, YOU MUST RE-ENTER AT THE SAME SPOT YOU EXITED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE REST ROOM AT TURN 2.


Individual runners receive the following: Short Sleeve Shirt; Drawstring Backpack; Running cap; Finisher's Award with a space reserved for you to enter your total distance.

Besides all of the amenities you receive there will also be special awards for the five males and females who cover the most distance; and to the top five Relay teams covering the most distance.

Local time: 9:37 AM


Steve Durbin
Race Director

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