Sep 24, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Breaks Ultramarathon

627 Commission Circle

Breaks VA, 24607


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Entry Fee $85
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $110
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 5M
  • 45M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 200

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 1798

High Point: 2995

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2018

Men's Record: 8:00:08

Women's Record: 10:27:12



Breaks Interstate Park is one of only two such interstate parks in the United States. Located on the Kentucky-Virginia border, “The Grand Canyon Of The South” is the deepest canyon east of the Mississippi River and reaches craggy depths of over 1,600′.

The Breaks Ultra trail race is an extreme challenge for any runner. Starting and finishing within Breaks Interstate Park in Virginia, the race takes runners back and forth across the Kentucky-Virginia border and up and over the ruggedly tough Pine Mountain numerous times. Your breath will be taken away by the beauty of the scenery and the extreme challenge of the terrain at the same time. This 45(ish) mile race will challenge even the best trail runners out there.


Ultras not your thing?
Are you crewing, pacing, or spectating for the Breaks Ultra?

Join us for the Stateline Scramble: a 4.8 mile run along portions of the Ultra route within Breaks Interstate Park!

If you’re crewing/pacing you’ll have plenty of time to run it then get over to Kentucky to see your runner at Carson Island that afternoon!

The Races

Distance: 45(ish) miles
Elevation Gain*: 12,000’
Start Time:  6:00am on Saturday, September 24, 2022
Cut Off:  10:00pm on Saturday, September 24, 2022


Distance: 4.8(ish) miles
Elevation Gain*: 1,200’
Start Time:  8:00am on Saturday, September 11, 2021

*These numbers are an average. Elevation data varies based on your tracking device. Previous Breaks runners have recorded as little as 11,200’ and as much as 14,500’ of vertical gain.



Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 24, 2022

Held on Sep 11, 2021

Held on Sep 12, 2020

Held on Sep 07, 2019

Held on Sep 08, 2018

Event Results

View 2018 Results