This is a "point-to-point" trail race along the rugged New River section of the Cumberland Trail (CT). The race will start at the CT's Cave Branch trailhead and follow 90%+ single-track trail to finish at Cove Lake state park. It is a challenging course with over 7000 feet of elevation gain! This course crosses the high point of the Cumberland Trail, Cross Mountain, at over 3000?. Be prepared - the climb up Cross Mountain is steep and will be slow! A shuttle ride will be provided from Cove Lake park to the start and will take at least 45 minutes. A tentative time to leave Cove lake state park is 6:00 a.m. for an approximate 7:00 a.m. start from the Cumberland trail Cave Branch trail head.

Results

50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
09/22/18 16 6:02:53 6:53:57
09/30/17 18 5:22:02 6:08:07
10/01/16 20 5:37:52 7:54:11
10/03/15 33 5:19:38 6:49:59
10/11/14 19 6:47:00 7:19:00
10/12/13 16 6:21:56 6:49:25
10/13/12 31 5:35:44 5:45:00
10/15/11 43 5:04:10 6:57:58
10/16/10 29 4:54:00 5:53:00
10/10/09 19 5:26:00 7:12:00
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The Back 40 Trail Run
  • Dec 14, 2019
  • Bella Vista, AR
40 Miles