“The Yamacraw 20K is a point-to-point trail race that takes place every April in Stearns, Kentucky.”
— Brian Gajus
Race - Apr 6, 2019
River/Creek · Spring · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The Yamacraw 20K 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.
Need to Know
Major creek crossing at mile 5.7 across Rock Creek. In years with high water, we will use rafts to ford the creek.
One mile section of gravel road on Wilson Ridge Road.
The course shares approximately six miles with the Yamacraw 50K
course. The 20K starts out quickly as runners race downhill towards the Big South Fork Cumberland River as it crisscrosses over Lick Creek multiple times. Along the way, runners will be treated to magnificent singletrack trails and scenic landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs and waterfalls.
After crossing Rock Creek, runners will split off the 50K course. The second half of the course offers two climbs but is fast and very runnable. The race ends with an iconic crossing over the river on a 100-foot high pedestrian bridge at Blue Heron that leads runners straight to the finish.
History & Background
Yamacraw Trail Races began in 2015. The 20K distance was added in 2016.