Pine Ridge, KY

The Red River Gorge Ultra is the original, premier ultra in eastern Kentucky in recent years. Since 2015 it has been the pinnacle of ultra running in central Appalachia and Kentucky's ancient Red River Gorge.

Kick off your spring running season right and see what makes the RRG Ultra so BEAUTIFULLY BRUTAL!

The 50K course is all on the trails and is almost 100% single track except for a few miles long Tunnel Ridge Road early in the morning to take you out to Auxier Ridge: the prettiest view in THE RED

The 25K course, mile for mile, is arguably much harder than the 50K. With all of the ups and downs with none of the level ridgelines of the 50K, the RRG 25K is truly beautifully brutal.

Upcoming Races

Apr 6 2024
50 KM
6,500 6,500 ft.
Mixture Course
6 Aid Stations
10:00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts

Additional Distances

This event also has the following non ultra distances

25 KM


Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
12/03/22 147 5:29:13 6:15:46
12/04/21 Race Cancelled
11/07/20 Race Cancelled
11/09/19 118 4:31:54 5:23:10
11/10/18 108 4:56:42 5:57:52
11/11/17 107 4:45:02 5:24:35
11/12/16 80 4:35:13 5:55:55
11/14/15 46 5:25:51 7:06:42

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