Kentucky Last Sole Standing

Kentucky’s only Last Man Standing Event!

  • By Will Rivera
  • Howe Valley, Kentucky, United States of America
  • May
  • 07:00

Hello brave participants!

This unique race concept does not require you to the be the fastest, it only requires you to be the toughest. This event was inspired by Gary Cantrell’s (AKA Lazarus Lake’s) “Big’s Backyard Ultra” held in Tennessee every year as the World Championship. On this inaugural year this event will be an “affiliated” event with the plans of becoming a “Golden Ticket” race for 2021 with the winner having an opportunity to participate at the original Big Dog’s Backyard World Championship at TN. At the top of every hour a 4.166667-mile the run will begin. (First 12 hours will be trail loops from 0700-1900 then the race will switch to gravel roads from 1900-0700 next day). Each runner is required to run these loops before the hour is up. Then, at the top of the next hour, you all leave for the same 4.166667-mile loop again. It’s that easy. At 1900 hours, the race will transfer to a gravel out and back course. At 0700 hours the following morning, we will return back to the trail loop.

The run will continue as such until only until one sole person remains. That last person will have to complete one last 4-mile loop on their own at which point they will be the finisher. All other entrants will be granted a “DNF” as they failed to run as far as the finisher. This means the race may continue overnight and into the next day or multiple days. There will be one aid station (at the start/finish) and it will have the typical aid station fare. If you have any special needs or requests please ask the RD or bring it yourself. At dusk we’ll fire up a BBQ and cook up some grub for everyone. If you have anything you wish to bring for the BBQ feel free. It is a condition of our USATF liability insurance that pets not be allowed on the course at the same time as the runners. Service animals are allowed, of course.

Race Details

Loop Details
There's a day time/night time loop
Inaugural Year
2020
Current number of loops record
30
Record Holder Info
Kevin Lashley 30 Hours/125 Miles
Feet of Climb (day loop)
550
Feet of Climb (night loop)
110
Venue Surface (day loop)
Trails
Venue Surface (night loop)
gravel, dirt, paved

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