95+% Single Track (zero asphalt, only a few miles of dirt road)
Cut-offs: There are only 3:
Big Elk Creek (halfway point) leaving by 2:00 am Saturday morning
N. Indian Cr., the final time, leaving by 11:00 am Saturday morning
Big Elk Creek finish, 6:00 pm Saturday evening
Creek Crossings, there are multiple ones, depending on snowmelt, but none of them are over thigh-deep with the deepest being Big Elk Cr. and a rope is secured during high water years
You will have wet feet, you will NEED merino wool socks and shoes that drain well
We discourage the use of waterproof shoes as they won't breathe well in the July heat
Drop Bags & Crew/Spectator Access are at the start/finish at Big Elk and N. Indian Cr. located here. Mile 51 is Big Elk Creek start/finish and the rest are at N. Indian: miles 21, 42, 60, and 81.
Any crew offering aid outside of aid station locations will result in an automatic disqualification for their runner
Cell phone coverage is limited, with partial coverage at the YMCA Camp and good coverage along the highway, while N. Indian Cr. has no coverage
Runners will have cell coverage along various points on the Quaker Flats section and a little bit in Blowout Canyon. A good rule of thumb is that whenever you can see the Palisades Resivor you will have cell coverage for Verizon users
Pacer access allowed at all drop bag points after mile 42, (at N. Indian Cr. Aid Station) and required to wear a "PACER" bib.
Each 100-miler entrant is allowed 1 pacer bib and it can be picked up during packet pickup.
While your pacer is pacing you (not before or after) they are allowed full access to aid station food and drink.
Pacers cannot hike in for you to pick them up at any of the wilderness aid stations, they can only be picked up at N. Indian or Big Elk Cr.
Wilderness Aid Stations located at miles 8, 16, 26, 35, 63, 72, 83, 92, 94 for a total of 14 fully-stocked aid station stops
Medical personnel will be staffed at most of these locations and have In-Reach GPS units to text back to the medical director
Liquid IV's will not be available
Filtering Water: We do not recommend drinking from any of the streams without using a water filter. There are multiple points to filter water if needed, except for 2 major stretches:
Quaker Flat/Blowout Canyon has lots of climbing, exposure, and the only possibility of water access being along Spring Run (closer to N. Indian Cr.)
Dry Canyon is a long dry stretch after leaving Garden Gnome aid station late in the race, so stock up well
A couple of miles up Garden Canyon there is a possibility of water access before the canyon turns to the west, this a good place to filter water and top yourself off before your last grueling climb late in the race
Pre-Race Communication: We make frequent updates on social media (so please follow us) but will also send out critical communication over email
Pricing: $275 by 12/31/19 - $300 by 3/31/20 - $325 until registration closes July 4, 2020