Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Cloudsplitter 100 Along Pine Mountain Scenic Trail Set For Oct. 3-4

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 02, 2015  
Contact Information:  Susan Howell,

 ELKHORN CITY, Ky. – A 100-mile trail race along the top of Pine Mountain will take place the weekend of Oct. 3-4, 2015.

The Cloudsplitter 100 is part of the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games taking place during October.

The out-and-back course, as well as the accompanying 100k, 50k and 25k races, will wind along the rugged, rocky and remote Pine Mountain Scenic Trail through Pike and Letcher counties in southeastern Kentucky.

"The Cloudsplitter has again been chosen by USA Track & Field to be the Mountain, Ultra Distance and Trail Championships for Kentucky,” said race director Susan Howell. “The world-class natural resources, spectacular parks, rivers and trails, the abundant natural beauty and a very rich music heritage make this area an undiscovered treasure, well worth an annual event such as the Cloudsplitter."

Pine Mountain is home to diverse plant life, making it a true ecological treasure.

The Pine Mountain Scenic Trail traces a geological fault line along the southern Kentucky-Virginia border, stretching from Breaks Interstate Park to near Whitesburg, where it offers breathtaking views of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.

This is one of the most physically demanding trails in the east, and it remains a significant unprotected wilderness area.

The registration deadline for the race is Sept. 27. For registration and more information about these races, visit:

The Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games feature a variety of outdoor events held across the state during October. These events illustrate the beauty of the outdoors in Kentucky, as well as the many adventure tourism opportunities.

For more information about the games, visit:

To find information about all of the outdoor opportunities and locations, as well as a calendar of events happening all across Kentucky, visit the Office of Adventure Tourism’s website at