june, 2018

23jun9:00 am12:00 pmEvent CancelledNada Tunnel 8K Foot Race

Nada Tunnel 8K

Event Details

Eastern KY has many challenges and struggles, and due to questionable support, The Rugged Red Race and Adventure Series events did not open registration until late, and dates were also changed. We understand that this created an inconvenience for some and we apologize for that.

Unfortunately, the Nada 8K Foot Race only has 3 runners who have signed up, therefore, the Run through the Tunnel on June 23rd, has been canceled.

The Rugged Red Trail Half Marathon on Sept 29th, is still on. Please invite your fellow runners to join us in this challenging and incredibly rewarding experience of running though creeks, up and down mountain trails, and alongside a beautiful sandstone arch.

We hope that you will continue to spend time in this Red River Goregeous part of KY, and I thank you for sharing part of your life with me.

Joe Bowen

The Nada Race will have a 9AM start time. Packet pick-up will be the night before at the Nada Tunnel Festival from 5PM-9PM. All runners must sign a USATF waiver in addition to the waiver signed on Run Sign Up. Runners under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to participate. The race will start at Johnathon Swift Campground and continue to the Nada Tunnel Festival. There will be a shuttle service back to the start line where your vehicles will be parked.
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 to the Nada Tunnel Festival where the race ends. You may try using your Google Maps GPS to get to Nada which is located at the intersection of Kentucky Hwys 15 and 77 in Powell County. It is 10 miles east of Stanton on Hwy 15.

Course Map

Course Map




(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


John Swift Campground

45 KY-715