Yamacraw 50K (2021)
When: May 22, 2021, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Lick Creek, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky, USA
The Yamacraw 50K is a point-to-point trail race that begins at the Lick Creek Trail in Daniel Boone National Forest and ends at the Blue Heron Mining Community in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The actual distance is closer to a 53K coming in close to 33.1 miles. The course traverses some of the most beautiful trails in the southeast including the Sheltowee Trace Trail, Kentucky’s longest trail. Runners will be treated to miles of magnificent singletrack trails and scenic landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs, natural arches, and wonderful waterfalls. Runners will enjoy multiple water crossings as they run alongside the Big South Fork Cumberland River and adjoining creeks. The race ends with an iconic crossing over the river on a 100 foot high pedestrian bridge that leads runners straight to the finish. The course offers some challenging climbs towards the second half of the race but is fast and highly runnable which can be a challenge in itself. At a modest 3,809 ft feet of elevation gain, the Yamacraw 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.