Office: 111 East First St. Morehead, KY 40351

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Google Trekker Journey Begins August 9th.  Volunteers Needed!

The STA has received final confirmation of our selection into the Google Trekker program.  Working with our partner, Google, volunteers of the STA will hike 6 to 10 mile sections of the Trace carrying the Google Trekker camera system, capturing images ever few seconds 360 degrees around the trail.  The images will then be sent back to Google where their team will convert the images into a full length online Sheltowee Trekker journey allowing users to travel the entire length of the Trace and visit sites along the Trace.  

This process is volunteer intensive.  We can only walk the Trace on good sunny almost perfect days so volunteers will need to be available on short notice and once committed be able to carry a 40 pound camera pack on their back along with water.  A second support person will be on the team to also carry spare batteries etc along with food and water. 

Volunteers are being recruited now to join the adventure and help us see the Trace become the first NRT to be so recorded and presented to the world. To volunteer, send an email to with name and phone number.

Your financial support to the STA will help us see this project completed. While Google doesn't charge a fee to participate, the STA will incur some expenses in completing the program.  You can help us by renewing your membership or becoming a member. Visit our member page here to sign up or renew.  You can also make a donation to the STA by visiting our PayPal account 

Protecting, Preserving, Promoting The Sheltowee Trace NRT


Work Begins on New .7 mile trail! 

Click Here!  See a short video produced by STA Board Member Jamison Hunt on the planned reroute.  Visit our Trail Changes and Reroutes page for more details on this project on other projects. 

The Sheltowee Trace Association

A 501(c)3 non-profit formed to protect, preserve, and promote the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail as a significant national resource for the enjoyment of hikers, bikers, and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people

Office: 111 East First Street, Morehead, Ky. 40351 --- Telephone: 606.386.3636 --- Email:


12 runners, taking turns running sections over a 200 mile course that winds from Bourbon Distillery to Bourbon Distillery.  Really?  Really!  And we need you.  The STA has formed a team to run in the October 10,11 Bourbon Chase.  This is a select, by lottery only, event and we are fortunate that the STA has a chance to be a part of this event.  So if you are a runner and can run a couple times over the course of a 200 mile distance we need you. 

We also need volunteers to drive the support vehicles carrying the team from section to section and volunteers to help with the organization of the race.  If we do not have volunteers to help with the race we will be charged an extra fee so please consider helping on a part of the run for the 5 hours requested. 

To volunteer to run or support the race, contact team organizer Dave Kosin at  859-492-6440 or by email .  Runners are asked to cover their portion of the team fee, about $200.00 which needs to be paid for by the end of June.  Dave also has a Facebook group page for the team with a suggested training plan to help get you ready for this run. 

Here is a chance for the STA to get the story of Team Turtle out to a broader public and continue our work protecting, preserving and promoting the Trace.   For more information on the Bourbon Chase and to have some of your questions answered here is a link to their site.

The Bourbon Chase.



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