*PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS ONE OF KENTUCKY'S MOST REMOTE AND WILD TRAILS.*

MOONBOW 50K 

Saturday September 29th, 2018 7:30 AM

The Moonbow 50k is an out-and-back (Approx. 31 miles) trail race that begins at the Moonbow Trail head near the Visitor's Center in Cumberland Falls State Park. The course takes runners along the Sheltowee Trace Trail, Kentucky's longest trail. Runners will be treated to miles of winding, single-track trails and natural landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs, bark camp cascades, and magnificent waterfalls. Runners will enjoy scenic views as thy run alongside Class III-IV Cumberland River and adjoining creeks. The races end with an iconic finish at the base of one of the most famous wonders of this region, Cumberland Falls. Standing 68 feet high and 125 feet wide, with an average water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per second, this waterfall has earned it's nickname as the Niagara of the south. 

*Moonbow 50K is a very wild and challenging race. Highly recommended for more advanced trail runners.

MISCELLANEOUS INFO:

  • There is a 11 hour cutoff time for the Moonbow 50K

  • Prizes will be awarded to top 3 Male and Female in 50K distance

  • All registrations include race, pre race fun, race shirt, finishers award, post race buffet, local craft beer, and some of the most beautiful views in Kentucky


Course Details

 

  • Aid Station 1 (Moonbow/Dog Slaughter Trail Intersection - Approx. at km 4.5 and 45) - Fully stocked check-in aid-station

  • CUT OFF TIME 4:00PM must be checked out (on the way back)

  • Aid Station 2 (Bark Camp Creek Cascades - Approx. at km 12.5 and 37) - Fully stocked check-in aid station

  • CUT OFF TIME 3:00PM must be checked out (on the way back)

  • Aid Station 3 (Bee Creek Road - Approx. at km 19 and 31) - Fully stocked check-in aid station, bathrooms

  • CUT OFF TIME 2:00PM must be checked out (on the way back)

  • Aid Station 4 (Laurel Lake Dam - Approx at km 25) - Fully stocked check-in aid station, bathrooms

  • CUT OFF TIME 1:00PM must be checked out of aid station

50K INTERACTIVE COURSE MAP

  • Lowest Elevation - 721 ft

  • Highest Elevation - 1128 ft

  • Distance - 31.8 Miles

  • Average Grade - 4% (2°)

  • Max Grade - 25% (14°)

 


MOONBOW 30K 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2018 7:45 AM

The Moonbow 30K is an out-and-back (Approx. 18.6 miles) trail race that begins at the Moonbow Trail head near the Visitor's Center in Cumberland Falls State Park. The course takes runners along the Sheltowee Trace Trail, Kentucky's longest trail. Runners will be treated to miles of winding, single-track trails and natural landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs, bark camp cascades, and magnificent waterfalls. Runners will enjoy scenic views as they run alongside Class III-IV Cumberland River and adjoining creeks. The races end with an iconic finish at the base of one of the most famous wonders of this region, Cumberland Falls. Standing 68 feet high and 125 feet wide, with an average water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per second, this waterfall has earned it's nickname as the Niagara of the south. 

*Moonbow 30K is a very wild and challenging race

MISCELLANEOUS INFO:

  • There is a 9 hour cutoff time for the Moonbow 30K

  • Prizes will be awarded to top 3 Male and Female in 30K distance

  • All registrations include race, pre race fun, race shirt, finishers award, post race buffet, local craft beer, and some of the most beautiful views in Kentucky

Course Details

 

  • Aid Station 1 (Moonbow/Dog Slaughter Trail Intersection) - Approx. at km 5 and 20) - Fully stocked check-in aid-station

  • Aid Station 2 (Bark Camp Creek Cascades - Approx. at km 12.5) - Fully stocked check-in aid station

 

Lowest Elevation - 725 feet
Highest Elevation - 1066 feet

 

30K INTERACTIVE MAP


Moonbow 10K

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2018 8:00 AM

The Moonbow 10k is an out-and-back (Approx. 6.2 miles) trail race that begins at the Moonbow Trail head near the Visitor's Center in Cumberland Falls State Park. The course takes runners along the Sheltowee Trace Trail, Kentucky's longest trail. Runners will be treated to miles of winding, single-track trails and natural landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs and magnificent waterfalls. Runners will enjoy scenic views as they run alongside Class III-IV Cumberland River and adjoining creeks. The races end with an iconic finish at the base of one of the most famous wonders of this region, Cumberland Falls. Standing 68 feet high and 125 feet wide, with an average water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per second, this waterfall has earned it's nickname as the Niagara of the south. 

*Moonbow 10K is a very wild and challenging race

Moonbow 10K Interactive Course Map

MISCELLANEOUS INFO:

  • There is a 6 hour cutoff time for the Moonbow 10K

  • Prizes will be awarded to top 3 Male and Female in 10K distance

  • All registrations include race, pre race fun, race shirt, finishers award, post race buffet, local craft beer, and some of the most beautiful views in Kentucky


RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday September 28th, 2018

  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm | 50K, 30K, and 10K Runner packet pick-up @ Cumberland Falls Visitors Center.

  • 8:30pm - 9:00pm | Optional pre-race runners meeting @ Cumberland Falls Visitors Center.

Saturday September 29th, 2018

  • 6:00 am – 7:00 am | 50k/30k/10k Last Chance Runner Packet Pick up and Mandatory check in @ Cumberland Falls Visitors Center.

  • 7:30 am | 50k Start

  • 7:45 am | 30k Start

  • 8:00 am | 10k Start

  • 5:00 pm – Post Race Awards and Celebration @ Cumberland Falls Visitors Center.

LOCATION

Where: Cumberland Falls State Park
7351 Hwy 90
Corbin, KY 40701

Driving distances:
1 Hour 25 minutes from Knoxville TN
1 hour 45 minutes from Lexington KY
2 hours 45 minutes from Louisville KY
2 hours 45 minutes from Cincinnati OH
3 hours from Chattanooga TN
3 hours 15 minutes from Asheville NC
3 hours 15 minutes from Nashville TN                                                    4 hours 30 minutes from Atlanta GA
4 hours 30 minutes from Indianapolis IN
4 hours 30 minutes from Columbus OH

Proceeds from race go towards Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky State Parks, and improving our National trail system with Sheltowee Trace Association

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RACE DAY POLICIES

  • This is a certified USATF event and all participants MUST sign a USATF waiver before event.

  • All participants MUST be 18+

  • This is a cup-free event. All participants MUST have a 12 ounce bottle or camel back to start race.

  • Leave no trace. Removing wildflowers or anything from the land will result in disqualification from all future events.

  • Due to Forest Service regulations, no pacers or bandits.

  • No headphones on course. This is for your and other participants safety.

  • And it's 2018 so this should go unsaid, but please don't litter :-)


*Can't participate this year but want still want to be a part of an incredible weekend?! We are in need of volunteers to make this event run smoothly and will guarantee you are rewarded in return for dedicating your time to a good cause!