Saturday, Apr 27, 2019

Big Turtle 50 Miler

Sheltowee Trace

Morehead, KY 50 Miler, 50K, 10 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 27, 2019

Big Turtle 50 Miler - 50K - 10 Miler

The 2020 on site race has been canceled! Read more about our decision and what runners can do now at

Sign up for the Big Turtle Virtual Race until May 1st to receive your commemorative Big Turtle trucker hat AND a customized finisher medal!

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The Basics

The Big Turtle 50 Miler trail races are a beautiful and challenging series of trail races along Kentucky's famous Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.  At the Big Turtle runners start and finish in the town of Morehead, Kentucky and run an incredible out and back route along Kentucky's Long Trail!

Location: Morehead, Kentucky

Distances: 50 Miles, 50K, 10 Miles

Why run it?: A deceptively challenging out and back course along Kentucky's Sheltowee Trace with a start/finish line in the heart of the city!


Start & Finish on the lawn at Morehead State University's Laughlin Health Building!

University Blvd.

Morehead, KY 40351

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