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 Rock School -505 S Shady Ave, Damascus, VA 24236
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
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