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Yamacraw Trail Runs

May 22-23, 2021

50K, 25K, 10K, Kid's Race

All three distances are sold out.

Run Yamacraw

The Yamacraw 50K, 25K, and 10K trail races traverse the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area in McCreary County, Kentucky. This year’s race takes place on May 22 and 23, 2021.

Over 600 participants are treated to some of the most beautiful trails in the southeast. Each course offer scenic landmarks throughout the race that include gorge overlooks, stunning rock overhangs, natural arches, waterfalls, and the 50K and 25K end with an iconic finish into Blue Heron Mining Community across a 100 foot high pedestrian bridge. The Yamacraw courses were designed to attract a diverse demographic of active outdoor enthusiasts. From the seasoned ultrarunner to the beginner trail runner, Yamacraw offers something for everyone.

50K Cash Prize Podium Awards:

$1,000 1st place male & female
$500 2nd place male & female
$250 3rd place male & female

Beautiful, well marked course - one of the best I've ever ran! It was absolutely gorgeous. Very technical and challenging at times, but also very runnable. Well organized and executed. I had a blast and will definitely have this one on the radar in years to come!

Adam Rood2016

By far the prettiest race I’ve ever run! It’s very well organized and every staff member or volunteer I interacted with was super helpful. Thanks for a great experience!

Alexandra Choumitsky2019

Ran my first Ultra at the 2016 event. Doubt I could have picked a better event to start my Ultra career with. I will be back next year for the beautiful course, great volunteers and extremely well organized event. Thanks!

Brad Weaver2016

Thanks for an absolutely, positively BEAUTIFUL first 50k!! EVERYONE was friendly and helpful, fantastic RD, volunteers, the raft crossing crew, the bus drivers, and park service staff. So glad I chose this race for my first ultra!!

Victoria Frith Thompson2015

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