Big Turtle 50 Miler

Apr 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Big Turtle 50 Miler

University Blvd

Moorehead KY, 40351


Entry Fee $80
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $110
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 26.2M
  • 50M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 300

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 736

High Point: 1392

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 60%

Description: Morehead, Kentucky is not only one of the state's most popular official Trail Towns. We are making it a go to spot for trail running with the Big Turtle 50 Miler! The Big Turtle is a 50 mile and marathon distance trail running event that runs along 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 norther terminus of the Sheltowee Trace and back. Marathon runners will (obviously) turn around after 13.1 (ish) miles. We utilize a tiered pricing structure for the Big Turtle registration process. That means that rather than increasing prices at certain dates we've made available only a limited number of spots at each tier. When tier 1 fills up, the price goes up to tier 2 and so on. This lets us better estimate our costs and provide you the runner with the best value. New to trail running? New to the 50 mile or marathon distance? This race is for YOU!!! With a mix of rolling singletrack and forest road, this race is the perfect introduction to trail running. Are you an experienced ultra runner? This is for YOU too!!! The Big Turtle course is (relatively) flat and FAST. This is the perfect chance to chase that PR at either distance.


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Event Dates

Held on Apr 21, 2018

Held on Apr 29, 2017

Event Results