Saturday September 30th, 2017 7:30 AM
The Moonbow 50k is an out-and-back (Approx. 50K) 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. The Moonbow 50k is a beautiful flat course for those looking to complete their first ultra or those gearing up for their new race calendar.
Runners who stay after the event may be treated to the Moonbow of the Falls on Sunday, September 30 from 8:30pm-10:30pm. The Moonbow 50k is challenging but still a great race for those looking to complete their first ultra or those gearing up for their new race calendar.
**There is a 11 hour cutoff time for the Moonbow 50k
- Aid Station 1 (Moonbow/Dog Slaughter Trail Intersection - Approx. at km 4.5 and 45) - Fully stocked check-in aid-station
- Aid Station 2 (Bark Camp Creek Cascades - Approx. at km 12.5 and 37) - Fully stocked check-in aid station
- Aid Station 3 (Bee Creek Road - Approx. at km 19 and 31) - Fully stocked check-in aid station, bathrooms
- Aid Station 4 (Laurel Lake Dam - Approx at km 25) - Fully stocked check-in aid station, bathrooms
- Lowest Elevation - 721 ft
- Highest Elevation - 1128 ft
- Distance - 31.8 Miles
- Average Grade - 4% (2°)
- Max Grade - 25% (14°)