It's dam race.
Start: Whitetop Station
When: Saturday , June 2nd 2018
Where: Shuttle leaves from Sun Dog Outfitters in Damascus, VA @ 6am race morning.
This is a great first timers course and a great course to chase down a PR !!!
This is a cupless race ! if you don't have a cup we recommend the Ultraspire Cup.
A hydration pack/bottle is mandatory.
Crew can access runners at all locations except for the Green Cove.
The race will start from Whitetop the beginning of the Virginia Creeper Trail with 9.8 miles of downhill to the first aid station Taylors Valley. These miles are effortless and offer some of the best views of the national forest. From Taylors Valley you continue downhill for another 6.9 miles to the town of Damascus and what will later be the finish. From Damascus you will travel to the small town of Alvarado where the aid station is located. Between Damascus and Alvarado there are tales of a magic broken pepsi machine that dispenses magical potions ! From Alvarado you will continue to Abingdon Station which marks the end of the Virginia Creeper Trail.Runners will turn around at the Abingdon aid station and make there way back to Damascus for the finish !!!
50K- The 50k will follow the same route to Alvarado where runners will turn around and finish in Damascus.
Yeti 50 Miler & 50K
Aid Station Locations
Taylors 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.
Athletes With Disabilities
Criteria for AWD Entry
- AWDs must be able to run the course
- Tethers may be used for athletes with a visually impairment
- Leg prosthetics may be used for amputees.
- Crutches, braces, or poles may be used if indicated/necessary, with approval from the RD.
- Since the course is a trail through the mountains, it is not suitable for athletes in wheelchairs (see more on this below).
- AWDs must be able to finish within the 30 hour cutoff.
AWD Entry Process
AWDs will follow the same registration process as the general registration, and will register for the distance race they plan to run. If an AWD requires additional time to register (due to visual impairment), contact the RD for early registration.
AWD Division Breakdown
Based on International Paralympic Committee impairment descriptions, thYeti ultra events will *recognize two types of AWD based on clearly defined eligible impairments: Visually impaired and mobility impaired.
*Depending on number of AWDs registered, the VT100 may choose to group all AWDs within one division or recognize each division listed below individually:
Individuals with vision impacted by an impairment of the eye structure, optical nerves or optical pathways, or the visual cortex, may be granted registration as an AWD but will not be allowed extended time on the course.
Individuals with permanent physical disabilities that affect their ability to walk/run, may be granted registration as an AWD but will not be allowed extended time on the course.
- Limb deficiency: Total or partial absence of bones or joints as a consequence of trauma (e.g. car accident), illness (e.g. bone cancer) or congenital limb deficiency (e.g. dysmelia).
- Leg length difference: Bone shortening in one leg due to congenital deficiency or trauma.
- Short stature: Reduced standing height due to abnormal dimensions of bones of upper and lower limbs or trunk, for example due to achondroplasia (dwarfism) or growth hormone dysfunction.
Unfortunately, due to course restrictions and safety concerns related to the trails of the this does not include:
- *Athletes in wheelchairs and duo teams in hand cycles, push-rim cycles, or racing wheelchairs.
*All AWDs must be fully ambulatory, the use of any mechanical device will not be allowed.
Rules for AWDs and Guides
AWDs and their guide(s) will follow the same rules as all participants:
Start times, Course, and Time Limits
- AWDs will start with the rest of the athletes for their race 00km).
- AWDs will run the same course as the rest of the athletes.
- The course time limit is the same for AWDs as for all participants for their race
- Guide Rules
- Guides are expected to follow the same rules as all other pacers.
- AWDs may be accompanied by one guide at a time to complete the course Accommodations may be made if an AWD requires more than one guide at a time.
- Guide exchanges will take place at crew-accessible aid stations. Accommodations may be made for exchanges at other manned aid stations upon request.
- Athletes are responsible for bringing their own guides to the race.
- Guides are not official entrants in the event and are not timed, scored, or listed in the official results. If a guide wants to be officially timed, scored and listed in results, they need to register as a participant including paying entry fees and qualifying for the event.
- Guides participate free of charge, but must sign a waiver prior to participation.
- Athlete and guide are regarded as a team and must be together at all times along the course.
- Guides must wear a GUIDE bib on the front and back of their outermost layer, kept visible at all times.
- Guides may not use a bicycle or other mechanical means of transport.
- Guides cannot pull the athlete, or propel the athlete forward by pushing.
- Guides cannot mule for the athlete, or run ahead to aid stations to fill water bottles or otherwise unfairly advantage their athlete.
- Guides must adhere to the same standards as Pacers (see Pacer handbook)
- Guide may have a drop bag, separate from their athletes drop bag, at aid stations that allow drop bags.
- Guides are encouraged to attend the pre-race briefing on Thursday , however it is ultimately the AWD’s responsibility to attend the meeting and inform their crew and guides of all race rules/regulations.