Caney Fork

601 Carl Cude Ln, Sparta, TN 38583         GPS Coordinates: 3552'27.3"N 8516'37.5"W


 

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CANEY FORK ULTRA 50K

 

 

 50K start time: 6:30 am CDT 3/23/24

50k Course

Scotts Gulf in White County is an 18 mile long gorge formed by the Caney Fork River which contains several areas of class III-V rapids. The Caney Fork Ultra has been shortened to a 50k from its previous 40 mile distance since we no longer cross the Caney Fork River. The 50k is ran on a mix of single track and some gravel across Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness WMA, The Nature Conservancy's Bridgestone Nature Reserve, as well as one of Tennessee's newest State Parks, Scotts Gulf Wilderness State Park. Runners will pass beautiful overlooks along the Scotts Gulf Rim and pass no fewer than six waterfalls as well as crossing Copper Cascades along the course, so even though we dont cross the Caney Fork River any longer, you will still get your feet wet!

*Please note*
Distances between some Aid Stations are quite a bit further than what you might be used to. This is due to the fact that trails in Scotts Gulf can be extremely remote and access is very limited by road. Make sure that your water is full and that you have enough food to make it to the next Aid Station. The 50k course is extremely remote and rugged in many areas along The Caney Fork River!


RACE CUTOFF FOR THE 50K IS 11 HOURS WHICH EQUALS A PACE OF 20 MINUTES PER MILE

 

AID STATIONS

There will be a total of 5 physical Aid Stations along the course.

 

 

Aid Station 1: (Wes Johnson) mile 3.5 - 7:40 am CDT
 

 

Aid Station 2: (Lost Creek) mile 10.5 - 10:00 am CDT

 

 

Aid Station 3: (Welch Point) mile 19.5 - 1:00 pm CDT

 

 

Aid Station 4: (Polly Branch) mile 22 - 1:50 pm CDT

 

 

Aid Station 5: (Scotts Gulf Rd) mile 26.5 - 3:20 pm CDT

 

 

 

REFUNDS/TRANSFERS

We do not allow refunds or transfers. If for some reason you cannot attend the Race after registering we may defer your registration to the following year.