Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

Backside Trail Marathon

Seneca and Cherokee Parks

Louisville, KY Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sun. May 1, 2022

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Packet Pick Up / Directions To Start

Packets can be picked up at Quest Outdoors on Saturday, April 27 from 4–6 PM or at the start/finish line on race day at 7:00 AM. Quest is located in Shelbyville Plaza at 4600 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207.

Races will start by the basketball courts in Seneca Park at 8:00 AM. The nearest intersection is Cherokee Gardens and Pee Wee Reese Road. GPS coordinates of start/finish line: Latitude, Longitude: 38.240756, -85.674632

There is a parking lot by the softball field with vendor tents set up in the nearby grassy area.


Every finisher in the marathon and half marathon will receive a medal, with special designations for those who Double Down either distance. If you are running a Double Down please ensure you answer "yes" at registration to receive your special award. Shirt sizes at check out are unisex.

So What is a Double Down?

Some people love the idea of running back-to-back races in the same weekend. Typically this is a logistical challenge, but our race takes place the day after several nearby marathons and half marathons. If you choose to Double Down, you'll get some special bling on your medal!

The Course

Course and elevation map can be found here. The full marathon runs this course twice.

Road Runner's Caveat!
This is a trail run and is much harder than your typical marathon. Be prepared for adventure and fun! The trails are high-quality single-track, described as gently rolling, but this is subjective. If you have never run trails before, these are a great intro into trail running, but don't expect to match your road time. Expect 130% of your normal road time or more. Trail running footwear is recommended.

Aid Stations / Drop Bags

There will be three aid stations: one at the start/finish line and two on the course roughly 2-4 miles apart.

Each runner may have one drop bag, if they wish. Your bag must be labeled with your name and bib number. No garbage bags are allowed.

Time Cut

There is a strict 8 hour time limit on the course. If not on pace to finish in 8 hours, you will not be given a time and your timing chip will be removed.

Although we would love everyone to finish, it isn't safe to allow runners on the course after the time limit once aid stations are taken down, volunteers have gone home, etc. Our insurance requires this as this is a small community event. Thank you for understanding!

Event's current local time: 6:30 PM ET


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