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Going the distance: 100-mile ultra race scheduled for October

Registration deadline Sept. 27

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2015) — Kentuckians looking to go the extra mile can participate in the Cloudsplitter 100, a 100-mile trail race from Oct. 3-4 along the top of Pine Mountain. The race is part of the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games.

TeamRelayThe out-and-back course, as well as the accompanying 100K, 50K and 25K races, will wind along the rugged, rocky and remote Pine Mountain Scenic Trail through Pike and Letcher counties in southeastern Kentucky.

“The Cloudsplitter has again been chosen by USA Track & Field to be the Mountain, Ultra Distance and Trail Championships for Kentucky,” said race director Susan Howell. “The world-class natural resources, spectacular parks, rivers and trails, the abundant natural beauty and a very rich music heritage make this area an undiscovered treasure, well worth an annual event such as the Cloudsplitter.”

Pine Mountain is home to diverse plant life, making it a true ecological treasure. The trail traces a geological fault line along the southern Kentucky-Virginia border, stretching from Breaks Interstate Park to near Whitesburg, where it offers breathtaking views of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.

This is one of the most physically demanding trails in the east, and it remains a significant unprotected wilderness area.

The registration deadline is Sept. 27.