Carter Caves Half Marathon

Where

Olive Hill, KY - Kentucky

When

May 12, 2018 - 7:00 AM

What

Half Marathon and 10K

Course

Carter Caves Half Marathon

Carter Caves Half Marathon is approximately a 13.1-mile looped trail race that begins and ends at the Fraley Amphitheatre at Carter Caves State Park. The course takes runners along the State Park trails. 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. Carter Caves Half Marathon is an absolutely beautiful however very challenging course and recommended for runners who have previously competed in more advanced trail running events. 

There is a 6-hour cutoff time for Carter Caves Half Marathon 

 

Carter Caves 10K

Carter Caves 10K is approximately a 6.2-mile looped trail race that begins and ends at the Fraley Amphitheatre at Carter Caves State Park. The course takes runners along the State Park trails. Runners will be treated to miles of winding single-track trails and natural landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs, Raven Bridge, Fern Bridge, Natural Bridge, and many of the State Parks famous caves. Carter Caves 10K is an absolutely beautiful however very challenging course and recommended for runners who have previously competed in more advanced trail running events.

Race Weekend Schedule

Friday May 11th, 2018 
• 5:00pm-9:00pm | Runner packet pick-up @ Lewis Caveland Lodge Meeting Space.
• Optional Meeting with Runners at 8:30pm @Lewis Caveland Lodge.
Saturday May 12th, 2018
• 5:30 am – 7am | Mandatory check in/Bib Pickup @ Lewis Caveland Lodge Meeting Space
• 7:00 am | Half Marathon Start @ Fraley Amphitheatre
• 7:30 am | 10K Start @ Fraley Amphitheatre
• 12:00 pm – Post-Race Awards @ Fraley Amphitheatre

 


Entry Fees

Half Marathon - $70
10K - $50


Age Groups

AWARDS – Awards will be given to the Top 3 Male and Female finishers of both races. All other runners will be given a custom award for finishing.


Awards

AWARDS – Awards will be given to the Top 3 Male and Female finishers of both races. All other runners will be given a custom award for finishing.

SHIRTS – All Runners will receive a race shirt. **Entries must be sent before May 1st to guarantee a size** Shirts will be cool and comfortable (not that 100% cotton crap you get at other events). ;-)


Charity Information

Portions of the proceeds benefit the Kentucky State Parks, Bat Cave Nature Preserve, and Tygarts State Forest.


More Information

*Carter Caves Half Marathon is an absolutely beautiful however very challenging course and recommended for runners who have previously competed in more advanced trail running events. 


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