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black Moonbow 30K

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18.2 mile 29.4 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,011' 613 m
Descent: -2,014' -614 m
High: 1,239' 378 m
Low: 821' 250 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 39% (22°)

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A beautiful looped course taking runners through the Cumberland River canyon with a start/finish at the iconic Falls.

Dan Durick

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a beautiful, singletrack course that follows the Cumberland River and its class III & IV white water rapids.

Description

The Moonbow 30K is a 2x looped trail race that begins at the Moonbow trailhead near the Visitors Center in Cumberland Falls State Park. The people of this area were hearty folk and this course will show you how they got that way.  With roughly 95% of the course off-road (including a segment of the Sheltowee Trace Trail - Kentucky's long-trail), runners will traverse miles of rugged, winding, and at times grueling singletrack trail.

Natural landmarks you'll encounter include stunning rock houses and overhangs, creek crossings and magnificent waterfalls.  Most striking is the iconic finish just a short walk from the 68-foot high, 125-foot wide Cumberland Falls - home of the moonbow -- often referred to as 'The Niagara of the South'.Natural beauty doesn't come to you - you go to it.  Come on out, retrace the steps of the hearty folk that once called this place home and redefine what you call flat terrain. The Moonbow 30K is a very technical and challenging course and is highly recommended to have some experience before entering.

There is a 7 hour cutoff time for the Moonbow 30K (All 30K runners must finish first full loop by 1pm to start second loop)
*Portions of the proceeds benefit the Kentucky State Parks and the National Forest Service.

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Sep 30, 2017
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