Saturday, Aug 26, 2023

Caney Fork Ultra

601 Carl Cude Ln.

Sparta, TN 40 Miler, 20K

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 26, 2023

NEW DATE!

We have moved the Race date to March 23rd!

The late August race date we have used in years past was determined by TWRA so as not to interfere with hunting schedules. Our new March date allows us to race in cooler weather without interferring with scheduled hunts. Win/Win!

DESCRIPTION

50k:
The Caney Fork Ultra has been shortened to a 50k from its previous 40 mile distance since we no longer cross the Caney Fork River. The 50k is ran on a mix of single track and some gravel across Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness WMA, The Nature Conservancy's Bridgestone Nature Reserve, as well as one of Tennessee's newest State Parks, Scotts Gulf Wilderness State Park. Runners will pass beautiful overlooks along the Scotts Gulf Rim and pass no fewer than six waterfalls as well as crossing Copper Cascades along the course, so even though we dont cross the Caney Fork River any longer, you will still get your feet wet!

20k:
The new Caney Fork 20k course will be ran along trails in Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness WMA and Scotts Gulf Wilderness State park. The new course passes Yellow Bluff overlook, giving a beautiful view of Scotts Gulf and the Caney Fork River below, as well as passing Gunstock Falls, Lower Polly Branch Falls, and Copper Cascades. 20k runners will get their feet wet as well!


BIB PICKUP

Race Packets will be picked up on Race morning at our new start/finish area "The Big Red Barn" on Centennial Wilderness Chestnut Mountain Ranch.

RACE DAY

50K start time: 6:30 am CDT 3/23/24
20k start time: 7:30 am CDT 3/23/24
Both Races start and finish at "The Big Red Barn" on Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness Chestnut Mountain Ranch.

Coordinates for "The Big Red Barn" start/finish area are below

35.872243,-85.273146

CUTOFFS

Cutoff at each aid station are as follows and are at the discretion of the Aid Station Captain. Runners must LEAVE BEFORE CUTOFF TIMES.

Aid Station 1(Wes Johnson) mile 3.5 - 7:40 am CDT
Aid Station 2(Lost Creek) mile 10.5 - 10:00 am CDT
Aid Station 3(Welch Point) mile 19.5 - 1:00 pm CDT
Aid Station 4(Polly Branch) mile 22 - 1:50 pm CDT
Aid Station 5 (Scotts Gulf Rd) mile 26.5 - 3:20 pm CDT

*Please note*
Distances between some Aid Stations are quite a bit further than what you might be used to. This is due to the fact that trails in Scotts Gulf can be extremely remote and access is very limited by road. Make sure that your water is full and that you have enough food to make it to the next Aid Station. The 50k course is extremely remote and rugged in many areas along The Caney Fork River!

RACE CUTOFF FOR THE 50K IS 11 HOURS WHICH EQUALS A PACE OF 20 MINUTES PER MILE

The 20k will have one Aid Station which will be the Scotts Gulf Rd Station at approximately half way. There is no cutoff at the Aid Station for the 20k. The overall 20k Race cutoff is 5 hours or 12:30 pm CDT.

REFUNDS/TRANSFERS

We do not allow refunds or transfers. If for some reason you cannot attend the Race after registering we may defer your registration to the following year.

50k COURSE

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2456109

20K COURSE

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2453840

Event's current local time: 4:34 AM CT

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