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Big Turtle 50 Miler

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 7:00am

Laughlin Health Building Gymnasium, Morehead State University
230 University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351

Morehead, Kentucky is now Kentucky's go-to spot for trail running with the Big Turtle 50 Miler!  The Big Turtle is a fun and challenging trail running event that follows the northern section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.  Why Big Turtle?  Well, back in the day the Shawnee gave Daniel Boone the nickname "Sheltowee" which means "Big Turtle." 
The race is an out and back course that runs from beautiful downtown Morehead to the northern terminus of the Sheltowee Trace and back.  50K-ers and 10 Milers turn back 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 foothills.  The Big Turtle is a challenge that only a select few have been able to conquer.  Sign up today to test yourself at one of the biggest trail races in Kentucky.

Schedule:
7:00am - 50K/50 Miler
9:00am - 10 Miler

Course Information:
The Big Turtle 50 Miler is an out and back route along the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.  All runners start in downtown Morehead on the campus of Morehead State University.  50 Milers will run The Trace all the way from downtown Morehead to the trails northern terminus in northern Rowan County.  50k runners will turn around at the Boy Meets World Aid Station (mile 15.6) and 10 Milers will turn around at the mile 5 Saved By The Bell Aid Station.

The race will start and finish on the lawn of the Laughlin Health Building on the campus of Morehead State University.  Runners will run approximately a half mile through the Morehead State University campus before reaching the trail head at Eagle Lake.  Then you are on the Trace!

The 50 mile course has approximately 8,000 feet of elevation gain and equal descent.  The 50K course will give you approximately 3,800 feet of elevation gain and equal descent.  10 Milers will see approximately 1,600 feet of elevation gain and descent.*  Click the buttons below for maps, turn by turn directions, and downloadable GPS files.

Registration Fees:
50 Miler
$100.70 - Early
$111.30 - Mid
$121.90 - Late

50K
$79.50 - Early
$90.10 - Mid
$100.70 - Late

10 Miler
$42.40 - Early
$47.70 - Mid
$53.00 - Late

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