Department of Parks
Adventure Racing Championship Oct. 6-8 at Cumberland Falls
CORBIN, Ky. – Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will host the 2011 Adventure Race National Championship for the United States Adventure Racing Association on Oct. 6-8.
Additionally, there will be several special programs at the park for spectators during the three-day event.
They include a Festival by the Falls, with live music, food vendors, craft booths, raft rides and games for children from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 6; interpretive programs, a hike, square dance and star party on Friday Oct. 7; and a finish line party 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. All events are open to the public.
The race involves coed teams of three, trekking, mountain biking and paddling canoes nonstop for 24 hours, using only a topographic map and compass to navigate. Teams must qualify at a regional qualifying race in order to compete. The race will start Friday morning and finish Saturday morning.
Event sponsors include Kentucky State Parks, the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism and Tour SEKY. For more information, go to http://www.usaranationals.com.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park has a lodge, Riverview Restaurant, cottages, campground, hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, other recreational activities and a great view of Cumberland Falls. For more information about the park, call 1-800-325-0063.
For more information about adventure tourism opportunities in Kentucky, visit www.getoutKY.com
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov