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Boulder Rock Run @ Perry County Park
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm


10K Trail Run & 5K Trail Run/Walk
Runners need to arrive by 7:30 a.m.!
Check-in & Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Race Time: 9 a.m.

Looking for a new adventure? You’ve found it! Our Boulder Rock Run charity trail run event gives you the chance to test your endurance on an intense, 6.4-mile trail run through hilly, forested terrain. Or if you’re looking for something a little less daunting, we also offer a 3.2-mile course that you can run or walk. Scenic views await you in an East Kentucky forest sure to be awash in fall colors! Whether you brave the trails on your own or bring along friends, family, or co-workers, you’ll love discovering Perry County’s newly developed trail system. Come experience Boulder Rock Run – the area’s premier 5K/10K race!


The Housing Development Alliance (HDA) has teamed up once again with Pathfinders of Perry County to host the 2nd annual Boulder Rock Run! This exciting 5K Hike/Trail Run (or Walk) and 10K Trail Run is unique to our area and will test you, but also thrill you as you make your way around the newly developed Perry County trail system.

Located in Hazard, KY’s Perry County Park, the 5K course features a variety of trails, including old service roads, wide, multi-use trails, and single, technical mountain bike trails – all of which weave their way through an ancient and beautiful forest in the Appalachian Mountains. This course winds its way up a mountain and features one steep, technical (but relatively short) climb to remind you that this isn’t your run-of-the-mill 5K! Near the halfway point, you will reach the pinnacle of the race: Boulder Rock. The trail takes you directly through this impressive rock formation. From that point on, the trail is mostly cross-slope and downhill running to the finish line.

If you’re really looking for a challenge, sign up for the 10K Trail Run! You’ll go to greater heights, climb more steep hills, and spend more time in the majestic woods. Plus, you get twice the adventure from additional trails. Due to time limitations, we do not recommend that you hike the 10K course.

Whether your wish is to train, compete, test yourself, or simply be a part of the day’s action and give back to your community, Boulder Rock Run is an opportunity to take pride in yourself and in this place. All proceeds from this event, including all donations and sponsorships, will be used to make Perry County better for all who live here – through an improved trail system that shows off the natural beauty of the area and by providing more affordable housing for the people who live and work here.

Our goal is to raise as much money as we can for Pathfinders of Perry County and the Housing Development Alliance. In fact, now through October 31, the Perry County Community Foundation will match each donation. That means your donation will accomplish twice as much! The Housing Development Alliance is seeking to raise $5,000, which will become $10,000 to use towards building a better future for this region.

Every participant who signs up before October 20th will receive an official event T-shirt. On the day of the race, runners finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each division will receive a medal. Check back soon, too, to find out more about what we have planned for this special day!

Our challenge to you is to sign up and give a gift to Pathfinders and/or HDA to show that you believe in the future of this county and in Appalachian Kentucky; and, at the same time, you’ll be showing the community how much you believe in yourself and each other. It’s a total win-win, so what are you waiting for?

The Perry County Trail System has been developed by Benjamin Braman, an avid outdoorsman, who, in his short time living in our area, has aided the local community in tapping into the region’s natural beauty. In just the last few years, Ben and the Pathfinders of Perry County have taken a handful of trails and expanded them into an 8-mile web of paths for people to enjoy. Come meet Ben on race day and experience the hills of East Kentucky!

Individuals, businesses, restaurants, groups/clubs, and more are encouraged to sponsor the Boulder Rock Run event. This event brings our community together, and when you support us, we’ll support you by listing your name on the event T-shirt, banners, event flyers, in our swag bags (coupons, etc.), promotional signs, and trail markers! You’ll also get free publicity as we advertise the event on the radio, television, and in local newspapers.

Sponsorship packages are available, so be sure to check those out (link coming soon)! This event is unique, and in addition to promoting area tourism, it also encourages healthy living, community togetherness, and regional advancement!

Boulder Rock Run is a trail run for charity! All proceeds from this event support two of our area’s key nonprofits – the Housing Development Alliance and Pathfinders of Perry County. Both groups are dedicated to improving life in the mountains – whether that’s through more affordable housing or developing our wild, rugged, and breathtaking terrain for local enjoyment and tourist attractions.

And now through Oct. 31, the Perry County Community Foundation will match each dollar given! So, your gift will have twice the impact. Every donation – no matter the amount – is appreciated and will be used to make life so much better for for the people of East Kentucky! Donate here: OR

We’re here to help! Call the Housing Development Alliance at 606-436-0497 or Pathfinders of Perry County at 606-487-3537 for more information.

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Hazard KY Event – Boulder Race

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2019 Rough Trail 50K & 25K @ Red River Gorge
Nov 9 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY running of eastern Kentucky’s Rough Trail 50K & 25K trail runs in Red River Gorge on November 9, 2019.

Gorge Event – Trail Run

Sponsor - CTBI

Tourism’s 10K Turkey Trot – Whitesburg @ Raven Rock Golf Course
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get ready to trot like a turkey this November in Letcher County Tourism’s 2nd 10K Turkey Trot, 2 Mile Gobble Wobble & the Hold onto Your Tail Feathers Fun Run presented by double kwik.
The races will take place at the beautiful Raven Rock Golf Course on Saturday morning, November 23rd at 11 AM.
Prior to Nov. 23rd, registration is only $20 per person, increasing to $25 on the day of the event. Register with a group of 8 or more for only $15 per person.
Register by Nov. 8th, to guarantee a commemorative race shirt.

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Finisher medals will be given to anyone who crosses the finish line. Placement medals,handcrafted by Rustic Rooster Custom Metal in Letcher County, will be awarded to the top three males and females to cross the finish line of the 10K Turkey Trot and 2 Mile Gobble Wobble,

This year, Tourism will also host a pasta packet pick-up party at the Pine at Raven Rock on Friday, November 22 from 5 PM – 8 PM. For only $5/ person, runners and walkers and their families can enjoy a pasta dinner that will help prepare them for the race ahead.

Participants who pre-register are encouraged to attend this event to pick up their bib and shirts prior to race day.
For more information, check out or Letcher County Tourism’s Facebook page.
To contact tourism directly, email or call (606)-634-1814.
All proceeds from the race will support the continued growth of Tourism in Letcher County & the Eastern Kentucky region.

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Whitesburg KY Event – Race

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