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Crooked Creek Ultra Trail Race
December 2, 2023
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About The Crooked Creek Ultra Trail Race
The Crooked Creek Ultra Trail Race in Shepherdsville, KY on December 2, 2023, is a must for any half marathon runner seeking a beautiful and challenging trail race experience. Set in the middle of Bourbon Country, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the sweet aroma of mash from a nearby distillery as they conquer the course at Camp Crooked Creek Scout Reservation.
The race course itself is a challenging 12.7-mile loop, featuring over 2,000 feet of elevation gain per loop. Runners will weave through 1,000 acres of rolling hills covered with a breathtaking hardwood forest, filled with majestic oak, hickory, and beech trees. The scenic views and abundant wildlife make this trail truly unforgettable. Additionally, runners will have the unique privilege of traversing the picturesque 70-acre John Barr Lake, located right in the heart of the start-finish line and runner’s village.
Whether you’re looking to tackle the 100-mile, 50-mile, marathon, or half marathon distance, the Crooked Creek Ultra Trail Race has a challenge for every runner. The event offers a well-organized start/finish line area, with ample space for support tents and a special “Pit Road” experience for those taking on the 100-mile and 50-mile challenges. After conquering the “Crooked Creek Crusher” course, runners can refresh themselves in the heated shower houses provided.
Located just 15 minutes from the Louisville International Airport and accessible via Interstate 65, Shepherdsville, Kentucky is an ideal destination for runners looking to check off a Kentucky event from their list. The region also offers the opportunity to participate in bourbon tours while in town, providing a unique cultural experience.
With multiple lodging options available within 10 minutes of the camp, runners can easily find accommodation that suits their needs. Camp Crooked Creek also offers cabins for a small fee, and primitive camping options with heated bathrooms and shower facilities are available as well.
As an added bonus, active duty military personnel receive a 15% discount on registration. To top it all off, the race organizers promise a memorable and enjoyable experience that will leave runners happy and excited to take part in this phenomenal half marathon race. Lace up your shoes and get ready to conquer the Crooked Creek Ultra Trail Race!