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The Caving Cow 5K and Half Marathon

When: April 20, 2024
Where: Mcminnville, TN

This race will take you on the trails of Cardwell Mountain located in McMinnville, Tn. You will traverse a trail of double and single track route with some rocks, roots and elevation. You will finish with a .88 out and back through the beautiful Cumberland Caverns Cave. You are going to want to be a part of this epic experience. We will offer 2 distances, 5K and Half Marathon.  Both races will begin in an open field and run to the trail (about .30 mile to the trail). You will need a headlamp as you will be going into the depths of the cave. 

The 5k will be a single loop with 470 feet of gain. You will then run an out and back through the cave to the finish line. You will get a glow stick at the turn around point in the cave and carry this with you to the finish line. 

The half marathon will consist of  5 loops of the single and double wide trail. On the fifth loop you will then run an out and back through the cave to the finish line. You will get a glow stick at the turn around point in the cave and carry this with you to the finish line. 

Registration will include for each runner:

Chip Timing

2 aid stations –

1 at start and finish line – HM will pass this every loop 

1 at half way point on loop

Caving Cow race shirt

Swag bag of goodies

 

There is a rich history dating back to 1810 of Cumberland Caverns and can be found at Cumberland Caverns

 

 

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