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Redbird Crest 100k

 4.5 (4)

64.5 Miles 103.8 Kilometers


88%

Runnable

10,409' 3,173 m

Ascent

-10,408' -3,172 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

1,791' 546 m

High

858' 262 m

Low

Shared By Michael Whisman

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The only 100K trail race in eastern Kentucky. A rugged 62-mile route through the Redbird Crest Trail system.

Michael Whisman

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

The Redbird Crest 100k is the only 100k trail race in eastern Kentucky and is one of the toughest trail running challenges in the southeast. The 62 miles of steep and rugged terrain will demand the best out of even the most experienced trail runners. Steep climbs, rocky descents, varying ecosystems, and amazing ridgeline views make this race a must for any runner wishing to see if they are up to the task of the Redbird Crest.
No off trail travel is allowed.

Need to Know

All runners participating in the race should have established trail running and ultramarathon experience. Runners taking on this trail should be aware that the trail system is multi-use. Runners may encounter horses, other hikers, mountain bikers, and ATVs, but traffic is very low.

Runner Notes

Be aware that you are sharing the trail with ATVs, horses, and mountain bikers. The terrain is not rutted out badly at all, but you are not going to be the only one out there.

Description

The Redbird Crest 100K route is a lollipop shaped out-and-back course. Runners begin from the Peabody Trailhead near the USFS Ranger Station and follow the Redbird Crest Trail for 10 miles to the Sugar Creek trailhead. Continue on the Redbird Crest Trail to the intersection of Trail #7A, the Gilbert Creek/Elisha Creek Loop. That loop is done clockwise the first time around. Runners go back to Sugar Creek Trailhead which is the turnaround point for the race.

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Was able to get a solid 3 hrs on some of these trails. Diverse, runnable trails surrounding beautiful Kentucky forrest. This will be a phenominal 100K with well-stocked aid stations and well-marked trails. Jul 7, 2017

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