Department of Parks
Bad to the Bone Duathlon Set For Sept. 16 At Big Bone Lick State Park
UNION, Ky. – The Bad to the Bone Duathlon – a race combining running and cycling – will be held Sept. 16 at Big Bone Lick State Park in Boone County.
Participants will run 3.1 miles, then bike 25.3 miles and run the 3.1 miles again. The running course includes level asphalt surfaces and narrow hilly woodland trails. The bike course features beautiful scenery along the Ohio River and some challenging hills named the “evil twins.” That’s why they call it Bad to the Bone.
This race is co-sponsored by the Friends of Big Bone and Big Bone Lick State Park. Proceeds will go to the Friends of Big Bone to support projects at the park, which is known for its fossilized remains of prehistoric animals.
Participants can register by going to this Web site: www.badtothebonerace.com Registration can be done online or by printing a form and mailing it. The fee is $30 before Sept. 1 and $40 through the day of the race at The race begins at
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, age group winners and runners-up, the youngest finisher, the oldest finisher and the top team finisher.
For more information about the race, go to the web site listed above. For more information about the park, visit: www.parks.ky.gov/stateparks/bb/index.htm or call 1-859-384-3522.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov