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Run, Ride, or both! Buffalo Lake Trail Fest is a unique opportunity to run a 5K or 10K and shortly after race your MTB! Bringing both sports into the mix
This year the Buffalo Lake Trail Fest will have the following options: 5k Trail Run, 10K Trail Run, MTB Pro (two laps/18 miles), MTB Open (one lap/9miles). Kids Run, and Kids Bike events also available, free of charge. Buffalo Lake and the Buffalo Lake Nature Preserve is situated between the Elizabethtown hotel district right off Exit 94 of Interstate 65 and downtown Elizabethtown. Both ends offer plentiful choices for post-race food, snacks, and activities.
Early packet pickup to be announced. We will begin packet pickup at 7am EDT day of the race at Buffalo Lake.
7am Race Day Packet Pickup and Same Day Registration Opens
The course will consist of a mostly separate running loop of approximately 3.1 miles and a mountain bike loop of approximately 9 miles. The courses will have splits will be marshaled while runners are on course.
The start finish for both the run and the bike is located at the Boilermakers Local Union Hall at 429 Commerce Drive. There is one point late in the loop with a shallow creek crossing.
The course will follow what was used for the 2021 Kentucky Interscholastic Cycling League mountain bike race, but keep going to add on a few miles. The mountain bike course is not technically difficult overall, but there are a couple of tricky sections, including short steep climbs, some roots, and rocks.
Online registration will remain open until the 8am start time of the event. Registering on your phone is quick and easy. Cash registrations will also be taken on race day.
Top Three Male & Female finishers in: 5K, 10K, MTB E BIKE, MTB Pro, MTB Open 50+, MTB Open 40-49, MTB Open 30-39, MTB Open 20-29, MTB OPEN U21, MTB OPEN U15.
Finish medals for all kids run and kids bike event.
We will offer a water/ hydration station on both the bike and running trail. Water, electrolyte drinks, and snacks will also be available at the start/finish line.
All racers of all events will be chipped timed by Rocketpower Brand Co.
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