Nestled in rural South Central Kentucky, Homeplace on Green River is a shared project of Adair, Green & Taylor Counties. Given the name "Kentucky's Outdoor Classroom" by the Kentucky Senate in 2016, this 227 acre farm combines history, agriculture, and outdoor recreation. It's neighbor, Tebbs Bend Civil War Battlefield, includes a trailhead for the Tebbs Bend-Green River Nature Area trail system, providing additional resources for outdoor education and the perfect canvas for trail running.
The 5k is a great place to start if you're NEW TO TRAIL RUNNING. Clearly marked trails take runners over a variety of terrain- gravel paths, dirt trails, cross country-like fields and single track. While the course is 100% off-road and mostly non-technical, please be prepared for shallow creek crossings along with elevation change on the rolling hills and single track. You will also run into history by crossing the iconic Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge during the race. If you're brave enough to tackle the 10k - runners will run the 5k course, then navigate across the open farmland on the new Agrarian Trail where you'll relive your cross country memories. A small woodland area is your cue to embrace the final hills, then charge home. Following the race stick around for snacks, awards, and door prizes! Special thanks to Knoy Timing!
All participants must be at least 10 years old day of race or approved through Race Director.
As a non-profit, revenue from hosting a race is most welcome to our bottom line, but we also want to make sure that any income generated is felt in the community. Homeplace on Green River is a joint project of our three-county region therefore we are committed to sharing 50% of race revenue to our local high school cross country teams from Taylor, Green, and Adair counties. We want to invite our local schools and those distant to use our spaces for free for any outdoor recreation or fitness activities they would like. We believe a trail race is a perfect way to create a bridge to the schools and make Homeplace available to them. We invite more organizations, clubs, businesses, and individuals to organize their run, walk, or mountain bikes (agrarian trail only) on our trails. We think that this inaugural trail race will help us to gain visibility and we look forward to forging more partnerships for trail programming in the future.