Yamacraw 50K

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon - 50km

Date April

About Yamacraw 50K

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.

Practicalities

Accommodation

Camping available at: Blue Heron Campground – Located just minutes from the Blue Heron Mining Community, the campground offers a total of 45 sites all with water and electric hook-ups, picnic tables, fire-rings, access to restrooms and showers and a dump station. Lodging also available at: Big South Fork Motor Lodge, Red Roof Inn, Blair Creek Resort, Barthell Coal Mining Camp.

Aid Stations

There are four fully stocked aid stations located along the 50k course as well as aid provided at the finish. Each aid station will be supplied with water, electrolyte drink, gels, snacks, first aid, and enthusiastic volunteers.

Award Medals

All 50k finishers will receive a finishers award. Unique awards for the top male and female finishers.

Equipment Storage

Runners will not be able to leave anything on the buses, but we will have a vehicle available to transport “warm-up” clothes from the start back to the Stearns Heritage Hall, if there are things you’ll want at the start, but not once the race starts.

Maximum Time

11 hrs

Parking

All 50K participants are asked to park at the designated parking areas in Stearns adjacent to the Heritage Hall.

Transport

Since the 50k is a point-to-point course, runners will be shuttled from the race check-in at the Stearns Heritage Hall to the start (Lick Creek Trailhead). The shuttle will leave the Heritage Hall at at 7:10 am. Check-in will be at the Heritage Hall from 6:00 to 7:00 am. A post race shuttle will be provided to runners from the race finish at Blue Heron to return runners to their vehicles in Stearns.

Start:

Lick Creek Trail

Daniel Boone National Forest, 1700 Bypass Rd, Winchester, KY 40391, USA

Finish:

Blue Heron Mining Community

Blue Heron Rd, Stearns, KY 42647, USA

Difficulty

hilly

Highlights

Sheltowee Trace Trail

Big South Fork Scenic Railway

Blue Heron Interpretive Center

McCreary County Museum

Split Bow Arch

Overview

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 offers some challenging climbs towards the second half of the race but is fast and highly runnable which can be a challenge in itself.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.