The Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run
Presented By Creeper Trail Cottages
Additional Race information will be provided to registered participants.
TRAINING RUNS 2017- Dates sent to all participants
Date: September 29th 2017
Where: The Virginia Creeper Trail Abingdon, Virginia
Start: 7:00 am Whitetop Station-
Finish:300 Green Spring Road, Abingdon, VA 24210
Awards: Handmade Buckles
Cut-Off: 30 hours
Elevation Gain : 3,000ft
Trestle Crossings: 141 Beautiful Trestle crossings.
Trail Surface: Crushed Limestone and Cinders left over from the trains. Smooth Surface
Race Check-In & Mandatory Runners Meeting: sept.28th 7pm wolf hills brewery
Drop Bags:: All drop bags to be collected at mandatory runners meeting. We will have one drop bag location that will be used for miles 18 ,48 and 84. Located along the trail in Damascus,VA.
Pacers: Pacers allowed to join you the second time thru Alvarado Station. After that pacers can join anytime but you may have only one pacer on course with you.
Yeti 100 waypoints for crews and runners:-Click Here for Google Docs Waypoints-
Abingdon Trailhead- 300 Green Spring Road, Abingdon, VA 24210
Watauga Trailhead- 24350 Watauga Road, Abingdon, VA 24211
- Alvarado Station- 21198 Alvarado Road, Abingdon, VA 24211
- Damascus Town Park- 301 S Beaver Dam Ave, Damascus, VA 24236
- Straight Branch Trailhead- Near 25738 Jeb Stuart Highway, Jefferson National Forest Damascus, VA 24236
- Taylors Valley Trailhead- 23530 Taylor Valley Road, Jefferson National Forest, Damascus, VA 24236
- Creek Junction Trailhead- 21285 Creek Junction Road, Jefferson National Forest, Damascus, VA 24236
- Green Cove Station- Green Cove Community Center, 41221 County Road 600, Jefferson National Forest, Damascus, VA 24236
- Whitetop Station- Whitetop Gap Road, Whitetop, VA 24292 (note this is NOT Whitetop Mountain but the community of Whitetop, VA)
Aid Station locations for 2017:
aylors Valley:- 23530 Taylor Valley Road, Jefferson National Forest, Damascus, VA 24236
Damascus:GPS: 036° 38' 6.49"N, 081° 47' 31.42"W (Miles-17.4-49.4-84.2 )
Alvarado:21198 Alvarado Road, Abingdon, VA 24211
Abingdon:300 Green Spring Road, Abingdon, VA 24210
Fully stocked and serving warm food in the evening at Taylors Valley & Damascus.
Trail Info and Maps-http://vacreepertrail.com/index.html
Trail Side Rentals ( recommended )-
Creeper Trail Cottages
Make Damascus your next vacation destination. Make Creeper Trail Cottages your Home-Away-From-Home. All of our cottages are fully furnished right down to the coffee, and river towels. With the Creeper Trail to the front and the river to the back, it's perfect for outdoor enthusiast and R&R time.
P.O. Box 1085 • Damascus, VA 24236
More Trail Side Cottages:http://vacreepertrail.com/services/inns.htm
Local Hotels :http://vacreepertrail.com/services/lodging.htm
As a runner it’s inevitable that you’re going to register for a race that at some point later on you're unfortunately not going to be able to start for one reason or another. It happens to all of us, especially as race registrations need to open months in advance of the races themselves, and life happens during those interim months: Injuries, work, family emergencies, etc. We assure you we get it; we really do. And we strive to be as understanding and cooperative as we practically and financially can.
But just because the race hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean we haven’t already incurred significant expenses related to that race. We pay taxes on the income from the entry fees; we pay for permits, insurance, and supplies (including race shirts, buckles and other awards) For all of these reasons and more we cannot offer refunds or transfers.
A very Special Thank You to our sponsors-
The Yeti Snakebite 50/50
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Rain or Shine!
11 Mile Start-9:00am Start.
50KM races designed to help runners achieve a new distance and allow veteran runners to run a speedy time or tune up for upcoming fall events. Both races utilize a variety of relatively easy trails, including weaving single-track and broad open fields, as well as narrow trails along the Chattahoochee River. With moderate hills and trails, the course is designed for fast times and for those looking to try their first trail ultra.
Sweetwater Creek State Park, located in Lithia Springs, GA, less than 20 miles west of Atlanta. The Start and Finish lines are located at the Group Shelter.
$66 for 50K
$41 for 11 miler
both races limited to 175 participants
Only entries received by August 1st will have guaranteed shirt size.
No refunds. No transfers. No exceptions.
A portion of our proceeds will go towards support of Sweetwater State Park.
NEW ULTRA RULE: You must list your mobile number in your emergency contacts!!
Connect with other participants on the Facebook event page.
The Group Shelter will be the location for the start and the finish. Parking and restrooms are located at Group Shelter. Additional parking and restrooms are located next to the Visitor’s center (approximately ¼ mile from Group Shelter).
Awards – 50mile & 50km
No duplication or mailing of awards.
All Finishers receive an award and possibly a beer.
11 hours for the 50k
Portion of proceeds will go to support Sweetwater State Park.
For more information on the race and the Yeti Trail Runners, click here.
50k begin at 8:00am at the Group Shelter; follow signs in the park to the Group Shelter.
Directions to Sweetwater State Park
Address: 1750 Mt Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Directions on Park website: http://www.gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek#directions
From I20 Westbound from Atlanta: Exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left and go 1/4 mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road. After 2 miles, turn left on Mount Vernon Road. After 1 mile, park entrance is on the left (after lake).
From I20 Eastbound from Birmingham, AL: Exit #41 at Lee Road, turn right. After approximately 1 mile, turn left on Cedar Terrace Rd. After 1 mile, turn right on Mount Vernon Road. In less than ½ mile, the park entrance is on the left (after lake).
Aid Stations – GOING GREEN! THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE-REUSEABLE CUPS NOT PROVIDED
There will be NO paper cups at the aid stations. Hopefully most of you will be psyched with this option. There will likely be some racers unhappy with breaking the tradition of the aid station tables lined with pre-filled cups. But think of the reduced waste! If you used a paper cup at each of the five aid stations, and half of the field did the same, that is 500 cups going straight in the garbage (200 field size /2 = 100 runners x 5 aid stations). Even if the paper cups are recycled, it is still added waste. It is great step towards reducing waste and going green!
New 2017 Course Information
We will be using our 2015 course- its fast and has produced the fastest finishing times along with number of finishers the last 5 years
11.1 Mile Loops- 50k ( 3 loops )
New loop course designed to help veterans and newbies save their race. You will pass the shelter every 11.1 miles where you will be able to cool off, access your bags and put your race plan back on track if the heat and humidity get you down. The 11 mile course is designed to keep your mind active with stream crossings, old jeep roads and runnable single track with a little bushwacking to keep you honest.