Saturday, Apr 22, 2023
This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 22, 2023

About The Race

The Big Turtle Trail Runs are run on an out-and-back course that runs from beautiful downtown Morehead to the northern terminus of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail and back.  50K-ers and 10 Milers turn around sooner.  

This race will give you a little bit of everything:  rolling meadows, steep climbs and descents, rugged terrain, creek crossings, fast forest roads, and amazing spring views of the surrounding Appalachian foothills.

Our races start and end at the Laughlin Building in beautiful downtown Morehead, Kentucky on Saturday, April 27, 2024.
Whether you want an ultra challenge or if this is your first trail run, we have a spot for you!

Course

The race is an out-and-back route along the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail. Please see the race web site for complete course details, maps, downloadable GPS files, and elevation profiles. 
50M50K10K
Distance50 miles32 miles10 miles
Elevation Gain8,000'3,800'1,600'

Schedule

Friday, April 26
430pm - 7pm Bib/Shirt Pickup 
Saturday, April 27
6am 50M Check In
7am 50M Race Start
715am 50K Check In
8am 50K Race Start
815am 10M Check In
9am 10M Start
All activities take place at the Laughlin Building in downtown Morehead, Kentucky.

Start/Finish + Parking

Our start and finish line is on the lawn of the Laughlin Building in Morehead, KY.
Runners are required to park in the Morehead State University overflow student lot and walk to the Laughlin Building. 
Click here for parking map.

SWAG + Awards

All finishers receive a custom commemorative finisher award.
Top three men and top three women in each race receive a custom podium award.
Participants may add a commemorative tee shirt to their entry for just $5 if registered at least 30 days before the race. Participants registering within the last 30 days will not have to the option to receive a commemorative shirt. Register early!

Learn More

Find out more about the race, view the interactive course map, get downloadable GPS files, sign up to volunteer, and more at www.nextopportunityevents.com/sheltoweetrace.

Event's current local time: 10:25 AM ET

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