Eastern KY has many challenges and struggles.We sincerely appreciate and thoroughly enjoy seeing all the runners and walkers and families and friends who come to the Red River Gorge area.
Eastern KY has many challenges and struggles.We sincerely appreciate and thoroughly enjoy seeing all the runners and walkers and families and friends who come to the Red River Gorge area. We didn’t get to do the run last year because we lost our partner and had trouble getting logistics straightened out, but this year We Are Back and we want to see you here again. We hope you will visit this beautiful area often and we appreciate that you choose to run with us. This is a fun family event, so sign up now to run the Nada Tunnel 8k on June 8, 2019. Stroller friendly course. Pets will need to see the Gorge another time.
Packet pick up is at the Picnic Area beside the Nada Mission Church on HWY 77 from 5-9 pm Friday June 7th. Watch for Signs. We have great volunteers, and appreciate your help too. Please work it out to get the packets on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, be parked at John Swift Campground and ready by 8:45 am. Race starts at 9 am. Carry water with you .There will be one water stop before the Tunnel. This is a road race, so for your safety Please Stay In Your Lane. Its a beautiful place to run and another great family event! We look forward to seeing you Soon!
The Red River Gorge is located about 50 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky along Kentucky’s gorgeous Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. The course starts at John Swift Camp Ground on Hwy 715 about 200 yards from the intersection of Hwy 715 and 77. The course goes west to Hwy 77 and turns left. Cross the Green Bridge over the Red River and continues on for about two miles to the Nada Tunnel. Once through the tunnel, run downhill another two miles into Nada where the race ends. You may try using your Google Maps GPS to get to Nada which is located at the intersection of Kentucky Hwy 15 and Hwy 77 in Powell County. It is 10 miles east of Stanton on Hwy 15.
June 8,2019 had a great turnout with runners from KY, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada! We hope you will join us again on June 6th, 2020 to run through the Nada Tunnel. Once registration opens we’ll post it on our Facebook and Web pages. Visit us anytime. Red River Gorge is magical place to be!
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(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
John Swift Campground