50K Cash Prize Top 3 Finishers
*** The Stakes Just Got Higher ***
Announcing for 2018, this year's Yamacraw 50K distance will include a cash prize for our men's and women's top 3 finishers.
$$$ First place male and female will receive $1,000.
$$ Second place male and female receive $500.
$ Third place male and female receive $250.
The Yamacraw 50K is a point-to-point trail race that begins at the Lick Creek Trail in Daniel Boone National Forest and 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 might seem like one of the easier 50Ks but make no mistake, it is deceptively challenging. Still, it is a perfect race for those looking to complete their first ultra or those gearing up for the new race calendar year.
Visit http://www.runyamacraw.com/race/50k-race-details for full 50K details including course map and aid stations.
The Yamacraw 20k is a point-to-point trail race that begins at the Lick Creek Trail in Daniel Boone National Forest and 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.
Visit http://www.runyamacraw.com/race/20k-race-details for full 20K details including course map and aid stations.
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.
Visit http://www.runyamacraw.com/race/10k-race-details for full 10K details including course map and aid stations.
We Are Proud to Support
As an advocate for outdoor activities for a healthy lifestyle and a commitment to environmental stewardship, portions of proceeds from the Yamacraw 50k/20k/10k go to support the National Park Foundation and National Forest Foundation.
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