Overall Rating
Overall Rating (20 Reviews)
5
(20 Ratings)(20 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.6
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
Explore the Falls of Rough Resort on the Rough River near the Green Mansion Farm and Rough River Dam. The 13.2-mile Falls 100 trail loop is sure to get your heart pumping as you climb to an elevation with breathtaking views of the Rough River and surrounding valley. Run across … MORE
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    calvinbrasor REPEAT RUNNER '20

    The Kentucky Race Management team sets up one of the most well organized and enjoyable ultra experiences. The course is perfectly marked, the volunteers and organizers go beyond expectations to … MORE

    The Kentucky Race Management team sets up one of the most well organized and enjoyable ultra experiences. The course is perfectly marked, the volunteers and organizers go beyond expectations to help runners at every stage of the event, and the location itself has great scenery and weather during the time of year it takes place. Having run this as my first ultra event last year, I was happy to come back for another try, and look forward to more races at the The Falls. The aid station food has everything you might want, the gear/awards are high quality, and the event is photographed throughout too. Also, the course is challenging but rewarding, and continues to be updated every year with improvements, so it should only get better!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    RunTRun FIRST-TIMER '20

    One of my favorites! This race was very well organized. The course was incredibly well marked. I ran the nighttime half marathon and had no trouble staying on course even … MORE

    One of my favorites! This race was very well organized. The course was incredibly well marked. I ran the nighttime half marathon and had no trouble staying on course even when I couldn’t see any other runners. The aid stations were great—they even fixed me a hot quesadilla at the finish line! (One of many options) The course is very challenging, but doable. Make sure you have trail worthy shoes.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    Nemook REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This is a race where you truly feel like you are at home with friends and family. What a wonderful atmosphere! Make sure to be physically and mentally ready to … MORE

    This is a race where you truly feel like you are at home with friends and family. What a wonderful atmosphere! Make sure to be physically and mentally ready to battle this course. It is one the tougher ones out there, without a doubt. Aid stations, volunteers, other crew and most certainly the RD’s are there from before the start, during and after to see you succeed.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    jim.phelps REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Great atmosphere. Race directors and their team made sure every runner had what he or she needed and was safe. Course was well marked. Aid stations were fully stocked. Volunteers … MORE

    Great atmosphere. Race directors and their team made sure every runner had what he or she needed and was safe. Course was well marked. Aid stations were fully stocked. Volunteers were super supportive.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    wodslayer FIRST-TIMER '20

    This was a great race! My first 50-miler and my goal was to complete it, and the hills and terrain gave me everything I could have hoped for in terms … MORE

    This was a great race! My first 50-miler and my goal was to complete it, and the hills and terrain gave me everything I could have hoped for in terms of a challenge. The aid stations were great, the volunteers and race management were great, and the local community was great. I will be back next year for sure, hopefully for a faster finish!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    Great Race! Challenging, fun and Very well organized. The course markings were placed perfectly and easy to follow. The aid stations were stocked with anything you needed and the volunteers … MORE

    Great Race! Challenging, fun and Very well organized. The course markings were placed perfectly and easy to follow. The aid stations were stocked with anything you needed and the volunteers were quick and friendly. I really appreciated all of the extra effort that went into setting up the course, like the randomly placed signs along the course with motivational quotes. They always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.

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    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    5

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    Those who put on this race go to great lengths to make sure you will have a memorable experience. They genuinely care about their runners! They keep you well informed, … MORE

    Those who put on this race go to great lengths to make sure you will have a memorable experience. They genuinely care about their runners! They keep you well informed, and remind you to have fun while you’re out there really challenging yourself on the hills of Kentucky. Loved this run; will definitely be a repeat runner! Be prepared to climb and descend a lot, probably deal with mud, and whatever December in KY has in store. Bring a good attitude, and you won’t be let down.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    5
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    hand.karin REPEAT RUNNER '20

    3rd year in a row for this race . A distance for everyone , Half Marathon to 100 miler . The course is challenging but rewarding . Each year improvements … MORE

    3rd year in a row for this race . A distance for everyone , Half Marathon to 100 miler . The course is challenging but rewarding . Each year improvements are made on the course . Very organized event and Great communication from RDs. Quality swag every year . Volunteers are amazing and super helpful. This race supports a local Shop with a Cop charity .

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    jillianrichards FIRST-TIMER '20

    This trail was certainly challenging but was advertised as such! First time 50 miler, i will likely be back next year. Muddy with some decent size hills but manageable and … MORE

    This trail was certainly challenging but was advertised as such! First time 50 miler, i will likely be back next year. Muddy with some decent size hills but manageable and fun. Trekking poles were helpful. The loop aspect was nice to see family, clean up etc. Very aid back with awesome volunteers and race directors! Stayed at Rough River State Park with clean cabins and dog friendly.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    ashleybself REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This was my 3rd year and it just keeps getting better and better! If you want a challenge in some beautiful Kentucky backwoods with a little mud and some steep … MORE

    This was my 3rd year and it just keeps getting better and better! If you want a challenge in some beautiful Kentucky backwoods with a little mud and some steep hills this is the race for you! The accommodations and setup is outstanding. The RD’s are just the best, they put so much into this race! All for a wonderful cause to help the community. Awesome aid stations and great areas for your crew with lots of space. I’ll be back next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    earlblewett FIRST-TIMER '20

    Great organization and preparations by RDs. 13 mile loop, aid at 8 miles and 0/13 with two water drops as well. COVID-19 precautions in place and everyone seemed to be … MORE

    Great organization and preparations by RDs.
    13 mile loop, aid at 8 miles and 0/13 with two water drops as well.
    COVID-19 precautions in place and everyone seemed to be complying.
    A lot of climbing but no long (mountain type) climbs.
    Cold, 23 F at start and 27 F when I finished the 50 miler but many runners ran in shorts. No wind or rain or it would have been very cold.
    I started in 100 miler but was undertrained for this course and was happy with a 50 mile finish.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    rusty.hurd REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Great scenery including a waterfall and a very challenging course. Organized and well ran by just a great group of people. Fun atmosphere. Good awards. Repeat runner. I believe you … MORE

    Great scenery including a waterfall and a very challenging course. Organized and well ran by just a great group of people. Fun atmosphere. Good awards. Repeat runner.
    I believe you would have a memorable experience participating in the Falls100 weekend.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    kelly.tipple FIRST-TIMER '20

    If you want a fantastic trail race with great support and a laid back attitude....this is it!! Come enjoy rugged backwoods Kentucky at its finest with all proceeds going to … MORE

    If you want a fantastic trail race with great support and a laid back attitude….this is it!! Come enjoy rugged backwoods Kentucky at its finest with all proceeds going to Shop With A Cop.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    A challenging, well marked course with beautiful scenery. The crew, volunteers, spectators, and runners were amazing! If you’re looking for a challenge, including lots of elevation and mud, definitely check … MORE

    A challenging, well marked course with beautiful scenery. The crew, volunteers, spectators, and runners were amazing! If you’re looking for a challenge, including lots of elevation and mud, definitely check out the Falls 100!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    ryanjonesky FIRST-TIMER '20

    This was my first ultra-marathon and it was a stellar experience. It had treacherous climbs, fast downhills, wooded landscapes, and beautiful views. I was hesitant about this having loops BUT … MORE

    This was my first ultra-marathon and it was a stellar experience. It had treacherous climbs, fast downhills, wooded landscapes, and beautiful views. I was hesitant about this having loops BUT ended up preferring them as I was able to re-equip myself each time I started a new one. On my final loop, I soaked in the experience and didn’t want it to end, unlike previous road marathons.

    If you are looking to debut in an ultra or seeking a new challenging race, I highly recommend this one. A+ experience!

    Recommendation:
    – Different bibs for each race

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    SCENERY
    4
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    5

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    andrew_nelson10 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Hard course, with steep climbs. But all the aid and support you need to get a finish you will be proud of. Extremely easy for crew to support runners with … MORE

    Hard course, with steep climbs. But all the aid and support you need to get a finish you will be proud of. Extremely easy for crew to support runners with pit road. Will of course be back next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    symonshutts FIRST-TIMER '20

    Top notch management Top notch course ( difficult, enjoyable a REAL trail ultra race) Top notch Swag A small town feel race , great combo of elevation , rolling hills … MORE

    Top notch management
    Top notch course ( difficult, enjoyable a REAL trail ultra race)
    Top notch Swag

    A small town feel race , great combo of elevation , rolling hills to run and difficulty . They pride themselves on hospitality .

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    calvinbrasor FIRST-TIMER '19

    The course is very muddy at parts (and depending on weather has been muddier in prior year) with a lot of challenging inclines and declines. The race management is excellent … MORE

    The course is very muddy at parts (and depending on weather has been muddier in prior year) with a lot of challenging inclines and declines. The race management is excellent and the smaller number of runners participating make this a very personal and rewarding course. The aid stations, help with drop bags, available water and bathrooms, and overall event were excellent and I look forward to running the next one here.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    cainh_woosley FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first trail run and I absolutely fell in love with it! This race is so challenging! The race directors are phenomenal! If you want a challenge do … MORE

    This was my first trail run and I absolutely fell in love with it! This race is so challenging! The race directors are phenomenal! If you want a challenge do this one!!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    cainh_woosley REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race is my favorite! It is the most challenging yet the most rewarding race I have ever done. The views are spectacular! The race directors are phenomenal! There is … MORE

    This race is my favorite! It is the most challenging yet the most rewarding race I have ever done. The views are spectacular! The race directors are phenomenal! There is nothing bad to say about it!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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