Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 7:15 AM

Carter Caves Half Marathon

344 Caveland Dr

Olive Hill, KY 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. May 18, 2019

Event Postponed

This event has been postponed from May 16, 2020 to Dec 05, 2020

To Our Dear Fellow Running Community,

We truly wanted to keep the 2020 Carter Caves Half Marathon race alive for the original planned date of May 16th, however, the restrictions imposed by the Department of Defense and our Kentucky Governor, tells us we must also comply. We completely agree that this is a time to be safe and to take additional precautions. Please keep in mind that the current information is tentative on a few things to come over these next months, but the below information is what we intend on doing at this time:

The new date for the 2020 Carter Caves Half Marathon race will be held on Saturday December 5th 2020 @ 8:00am

For more information visit our website


Dan Durick (2020 Race Director)

Carter Caves Half Marathon

• When: Saturday May 16, 2020 @ 7am

• Where: Carter Caves State Park
344 Caveland Dr
Olive Hill, KY 41164

Driving distances:
45 Minutes from Huntington WV
1 hour 30 Minutes from Lexington KY
1 hour 30 Minutes from Charleston WV
2 hours from Cincinnati OH
2 hours 30 Minutes from Louisville KY
2 hours 30 Minutes from Columbus OH
3 hours 45 Minutes from Knoxville TN
3 hours 45 Minutes from Morgantown WV
4 hours from Indianapolis IN

Proceeds from race go towards Kentucky State Parks/Friends of Carter Caves

Course Description


Approximately 13.1 miles of mostly single-track trail. START ELEVATION 944 FT - MAX ELEVATION 1069 FT - GAIN 1671 FT

These trails are quite technical by trail standards with many rocks and roots. Runners will be treated to miles of winding single-track trails and natural landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs, Raven Bridge, Fern Bridge, Smokey Bridge, Shangra La Arch, Natural Bridge, Smoky Valley Lake, and many of the State Parks famous caves. This course is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Bring your camera and a dry pair of socks. There will be creek crossings and your feet will get wet!

Miscellaneous Info

Half marathon = 5 hours

Aid stations:
The Half Marathon will have 3 aid stations (one aid station you will pass twice).
Aid stations will have normal aid station fare. This is water, coke, electrolytes, granola bars, gels, etc.

Unfortunately, at this time we will not be able to offer refunds for 2020


All registrations include race, post race fun, race shirt, finishers award, and some of the best views at the #bestkeptsecretinkentucky

Race Weekend Schedule

Friday May 15th, 2020
• 6:00pm-8:00pm | Runner packet pick-up @ Lewis Caveland Lodge Meeting Space.
• Optional Meeting with Runners at 8:00pm @Lewis Caveland Lodge.

Saturday May 16th, 2020
• 5:30 am – 7am | Mandatory check in/Bib Pickup @ Lewis Caveland Lodge Meeting Space
• 7:00 am | Race Announcements @ Fraley Amphitheatre
• 7:15 am | Half Marathon Start @ Fraley Amphitheatre
• 11:00 am – Post-Race Awards/Celebration @ Fraley Amphitheatre

Awards will be given to top 3 Male and Female

For more details visit EJ Adventures.

Local time: 12:55 AM


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