Pine Ridge, KY, US
Jun 2–3, 2018
Next entry deadline: May 30
Type: Running - Regional
added by: hughmac⁴
We use a tiered pricing structure. There are a set number of spaces available at each tier. When a tier fills up, the price goes up to the next tier's price. So sign up early because prices can increase at any time!
Tier 1 - $200 (15 spots)
Tier 2 - $220 (30 spots)
Tier 3 - $230 (30 spots)
Tier 4 - $250 (20 spots)
Tier 5 - $260 (15 spots)
Tier 6 - $275 (15 spots)
GET ALL THE RACE DETAILS HERE:
View the RACE WEB PAGE here
Chief Blackfish of the Shawnee gave Daniel Boone the nickname "Sheltowee". The name meant "Big Turtle" presumably because of Boone's tendency to hike long distances wearing a backpack. Today the Daniel Boone National Forest cuts across central and eastern Kentucky like a green carpet, and the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail is the backbone of that forest stretching 323 miles from Tennessee to Morehead, Kentucky.
Next Opportunity is now giving you the chance to take a once in a lifetime journey along the Sheltowee Trace with the War Hammer 100 Mile Endurance Run. The War Hammer 100 starts at the Gladie Visitor Center in the beautifully lush Red River Gorge and travels south to Wildcat Mountain - site of the famous Civil War Battle and the gateway to the Cumberland Plateau in Laurel County.
100 miles across Kentucky. One way. One weekend. It will feel like battle against yourself, against your fellow runners, and against the environment. Only those with the will to persist will reach the finish line at Wildcat Mountain.
100 MILE TRAIL RACE
Start Time: 6:00am on Saturday, June 2, 2018
Cut Off: 2:00pm on Sunday, June 3, 2018 (32 hours)
PRE RACE DINNER AND MEETING
We are currently working on venues for a pre race dinner and meeting. Stay tuned to for those details. We hope to have that nailed down in the fall. Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to get updates as they occur.
Packet Pickup & Check In
There are two packet pickup times.
Friday, June 1st
Exact location is still TBD but will be announced in advance of the race. The venue will be somewhere in the Red River Gorge area near the start line location.
Saturday, June 2nd
Gladie Visitor Center at 3451 Sky Bridge Rd. Hwy 715 in Stanton, KY. (Get exact directions HERE!)
Parking is available at the Gladie Center. Follow the instructions of the parking attendants and do not block roadways.
ALL RUNNERS MUST CHECK IN ON SATURDAY MORNING REGARDLESS OF WHEN YOU PICKED UP YOUR PACKET.
Shuttles & Transportation
SHUTTLES AND TRANSPORTATION
There will be no shuttles for this race. All runners must make their own arrangements for getting to the start line at the Gladie Visitors Center in Red River Gorge on Saturday morning and for getting home from Wildcat Offroad Park after the finish. NO VEHICLES MAY BE LEFT AT THE GLADIE VISITOR CENTER AFTER THE START OF THE RACE!
Entrance Criteria & Mandatory Gear
All runners must be 18 years of age or older to participate. No exceptions.
All runners wishing to run the 2018 War Hammer 100 Miler must successfully complete a trail of at least 50 miles in distance within one calendar year prior to the race.
Runner's must provide proof their finishes through official race results. After registering runners will be provided with a link to submit your qualifier results.
All runners must carry the following mandatory gear for the duration of the race. This is non-negotiable.
Capacity to carry minimum 30oz of water (bottles or bladder)
A headlamp with extra batteries will be required after 7:00pm on Saturday, June 2nd.
Your mandatory hydration will be checked at the start line. Failure to have this at the start of the race or at any aid station will result in disqualification. This is a safety issue due to the extreme heat and exposure you will face during the race. This is non-negotiable. For questions regarding mandatory gear please EMAIL US.