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Aid Stations

Blevins Cemetery Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Blevins Cemetery is the first aid station on the course in 2021. It's only 4.2 miles from the start so runners will reach this aid station quickly and will still be pretty grouped up still at this point. The aid station is easily accessible by any vehicle and is 30min (12 miles) drive from the start/finish.

*Note since this aid station is only open for a couple of hours, feel free to signup for a later aid station as well if you're interested in helping out more through the weekend.

Location

Great Meadow Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Great Meadows is the second aid station on the course in 2021. It's mile 10.1 into the race. The aid station is located at a campground. We reserve a specific campsite right by the creek. Runners actually have to cross the creek to get aid and then cross back to get back on the trail. This aid station is easily accessible by any vehicle and is 40min (17.2 miles) drive from the start/finish.

*There are restrooms and water access at this aid station.

Location

Peters Mountain Aid Station Medium Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Peters Mountain is the third aid station on the course in 2021. It's mile 14.4 on the course and located at trailhead parking lot just. Runners will be coming off a big climb and directed up into the parking area where the aid station is located. This is the first crew access aid station so it will be busy. This aid station is easily accessible by vehicle and is 36min (13.6 miles) drive from the start/finish.

*Our radio tower for communication is setup at this location and there are restrooms.

Location

Spring Branch Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Spring Branch is the fourth aid station on the course in 2021. It is mile 20 on the course. This aid station is a little more remote. Runners will have just completed a 5.5 mile section of gravel road. The aid station is accessible by most vehicles and is about 1 hour (20 miles) drive from the start/finish.

Location

Bald Knob/Wilson Ridge Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

The Bald Knob aid station is the fifth aid station on the 2021 course. It's mile 25.7 into the course. This aid station is easily accessible by any vehicle. It is a crew accessible aid station. The aid station is 54 mins (24 miles) drive from the start/finish.

Location

Blue Heron Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

The Blue Heron aid station is the sixth and seven aid station on the course and 33 miles into the race. When runners get to Blue Heron they will get aid then do a loop of the Blue Heron Loop Trail and return back to the aid station before continuing on to the next aid station. This aid station is located at an old mining community and is now managed by the NPS. It has pavilions, restrooms, water access, and wi-fi. It will also be a main crew location. It is easily accessible by any vehicle. From the start/finish it is a 1 hr 23 min (52 mile) drive.

* We will likely drop off supplies in a trailer at this aid station for you access without having to drive to the start/finish to pickup supplies.

Location

Ledbetter Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Ledbetter is the eighth aid station on the 2021 course and mile 46.7 for runners. It is easily accessibly by any vehicle. From the start/finish to Ledbetter is 1 hr 8 min (29 mile) drive.

Ledbetter is captained by Audree Powell and Alex Egnew - second year captaining the Ledbetter aid station. They help with many race related tasks including communications, trail maintenance, and post race activities.

Location

Laurel Hill Aid Station Medium Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

The Laurel Hill aid station is the ninth aid station and mile 55 for runners. Probably our most remote aid station but also our most experienced team of volunteers who have been working this aid station 3-4 years. The aid station requires high clearance and at least AWD as the road to the aid station is sometimes degraded and rutted out. From the start/finish the aid station is 50 min (16.6 miles) drive.

Laurel Hill is captained by Ken Pasternak and this will be his fifth year running the show at Laurel Hill. Ken is one of the original founders of the Friends of Pickett State Park Nonprofit group and has extensive knowledge of the region.

Location

Duncan Hollow Aid Station Low Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Duncan Hollow is the tenth aid station and mile 65 for runners. The aid station can sometimes require AWD as the road gets a bit slick and soft after rainfall. Runners will be coming off a long stretch since the last aid station and the top of a big climb. Drive time from the start finish to Duncan Hollow is 47 min (21 mile).

Derrick Strunk is captain of the Duncan Hollow aid station and No Business 100 Medical Director. TriState Running Company out of Northern Kentucky is sponsoring this aid station.

Location

Grand Gap Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Grand Gap is the eleventh aid station on the 2021 course and mile 72 for runners. This aid station is best accessed with an AWD vehicle as sometimes the road can be rutted out. The aid station is located at end of Alfred Smith Road where there is a small parking lot. Drive time from the start/finish is 47 mins (21 mile).

Location

Bandy Creek Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Bandy Creek is the twelfth aid station on the 2021 course and mile 76.6 for runners. The aid station is located at the Bandy Creek Campground in the Big South Fork and is a major crew aid station. This aid station has access to a pavilion with power, lighting, nearby restrooms and water as well as WiFi. It is easily accessibly by any vehicle. Drive time from the start/finish to Bandy Creek is 28 mins (17.3 miles).

Hoka One One is sponsoring this aid station.

Location

Charit Creek Aid Station Medium Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Charit Creek is the thirteenth aid station and mile 81 on the course. This aid station is located just past the parking lot for the Charit Creek Lodge. This aid station is easily accessible by any vehicle. Drive time from the start/finish to this aid station is 34 min (11 miles).

Joe Cross is captain of the Charit Creek aid station. This will be Joe's 5th year captaining an aid station for No Business. He also helps with trail maintenance and is the founder of the BSF Mountain Bike Club.

*Volunteers will not be permitted to drive their vehicles past the gate right to the aid station.

Location

Sawmill Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Charit Creek is the fourteenth aid station and mile 88.4 on the course. This aid station is located at the Sawmill Trailhead in the BSF. This will be a crew accessible aid station however crew will need to park at the equestrian parking lot and walk down to the aid station. The aid station is easily accessible by any vehicle. Drive time from the start/finish to this aid station is 13 min (5 miles).

Location

Pickett Lodge Aid Station High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Pickett is the fifteenth and final aid station on the 2021 course and mile 93.8 for runners. The aid station is located at the Recreation Lodge at Pickett State Park and is a major crew aid station. Runners may access this aid station twice if need-be. This aid station has access to the lodge building with power, lighting, nearby restrooms and water as well as WiFi. The aid station is easily accessibly by any vehicle. Drive time from the start/finish to Bandy Creek is 5 mins (1.5 miles).

Location

Thursday Packet Pickup (Sept 30)

Thursday Runner Check-in

September 30, 2021

Details

Help check-in runners and hand out packets as they arrive on Thursday for the pre-race expo and packet pickup.

Location

Pickett State Park Group Camp. (Race Start/Finish Area)
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XYr9oqQjat4KrasW6

Thursday General Volunteer

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

General miscellaneous help Thursday at the start/finish area. Tasks might include setup, parking and traffic attendant, helping load supplies for aid stations.

Location

Pickett State Park Group Camp. (Race Start/Finish Area)
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XYr9oqQjat4KrasW6

Friday Race Morning & Day (Oct 1)

Race Morning Runner Check-in

October 1, 2021

Details

Help check-in runners as they arrive race morning.

Location

Pickett State Park Group Camp. (Race Start/Finish Area)
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XYr9oqQjat4KrasW6

Friday General Volunteer

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

General miscellaneous help Friday at the start/finish area. Tasks might include parking and traffic attendant, helping load supplies for aid stations. Receiving, cleaning, and sorting aid station supplies as they return as well as assisting runners, helping at the finish line, etc.

Location

Pickett State Park Group Camp. (Race Start/Finish Area)
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XYr9oqQjat4KrasW6

Saturday Race Day & Finish (Oct 2)

Saturday General Volunteer

Minimum met.

Details

General miscellaneous help Saturday at the start/finish area. Tasks might include receiving, cleaning, and sorting aid station supplies as well as assisting runners, helping at the finish line, etc.

Location

Pickett State Park Group Camp. (Race Start/Finish Area)
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XYr9oqQjat4KrasW6

Supply Runner

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Help move supplies to and from the Group Camp and Aid Stations. Requires you have your own vehicle.

Location

Pickett State Park Group Camp. (Race Start/Finish Area)
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XYr9oqQjat4KrasW6

Sunday Post Race (Oct 3)

Post Race Cleanup

October 3, 2021

Details

Helping with post race cleaning, sorting, and packing up. Tasks will include clean up of the Group Camp facilities, washing dishes, as well as sorting/packing/loading race supplies into trailers.

Location

Pickett State Park Group Camp. (Race Start/Finish Area)
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XYr9oqQjat4KrasW6

Course Marking

Course Marking High Priority

September 25, 2021

September 26, 2021

September 27, 2021

September 28, 2021

September 29, 2021

September 30, 2021

Details

Course marking starts the week before the race. It entails flagging sections of the course so participants stay on course and know which turns to take. Previous course experience or knowledge of the trails is definitely helpful for course marking. A typical day of trail marking takes between 6-8 hours so you should be prepared for a full day in the woods with provisions such as nutrition and hydration. Marking usually requires some shuttling coordination, so even if you are just available to help provide a shuttle, it would be EXTREMELY useful.

Location

Specific marking meeting locations for each day will be announced a couple of weeks before course marking begins.

Resources Needed

Shuttle Drivers - 1+

Course Sweeper

Sweepers: Leg 1 (Group Camp to Peters Mountain) High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Distance: 14.4

Sweepers are assigned in pairs for a section of the course and are responsible for staying behind the last runner(s) to make sure all runners safely clear that section. Sweepers are also responsible for removing all course markings. Sweepers will be provided with a basic first aid kit to assist any injured runners they may come across. We also recommend sweepers bring plenty of layers (there’s a lot of walking) and a headlamp. Sweepers will be responsible for checking in at each aid station to notify the aid station captain that the previous course section has been cleared.

Sweepers will require some shuttling logistics so we recommend coordinating with the other sweeper, a volunteer or a friend/family member. Sweepers typically leave about an hour after the cutoff and should expect to encounter the last runners. Sweepers cannot pass runners, so often times you’ll be walking it in with runners.

Location

Start: Pickett State Park Group Camp
Coordinates: 36.567314, -84.791394
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/FjtKJzizgmGaffVj8

Finish: Peters Mountain
Coordinates: 36.623803, -84.689793
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/ZuKJDbaSyzYQBNH49

Sweepers: Leg 2 (Peters Mountain to Blue Heron) High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Distance: 25

Sweepers are assigned in pairs for a section of the course and are responsible for staying behind the last runner(s) to make sure all runners safely clear that section. Sweepers are also responsible for removing all course markings. Sweepers will be provided with a basic first aid kit to assist any injured runners they may come across. We also recommend sweepers bring plenty of layers (there’s a lot of walking) and a headlamp. Sweepers will be responsible for checking in at each aid station to notify the aid station captain that the previous course section has been cleared.

Sweepers will require some shuttling logistics so we recommend coordinating with the other sweeper, a volunteer or a friend/family member. Sweepers typically leave about an hour after the cutoff and should expect to encounter the last runners. Sweepers cannot pass runners, so often times you’ll be walking it in with runners.

Location

Start: Peters Mountain
Coordinates: 36.623803, -84.689793
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/ZuKJDbaSyzYQBNH49

Finish: Blue Heron
Coordinates: 36.668943, -84.547512
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/6oqACxM42TnJ3niH9

Sweepers: Leg 3 (Blue Heron to Duncan Hollow) High Priority

October 1, 2021

Details

Distance: 25

Sweepers are assigned in pairs for a section of the course and are responsible for staying behind the last runner(s) to make sure all runners safely clear that section. Sweepers are also responsible for removing all course markings. Sweepers will be provided with a basic first aid kit to assist any injured runners they may come across. We also recommend sweepers bring plenty of layers (there’s a lot of walking) and a headlamp. Sweepers will be responsible for checking in at each aid station to notify the aid station captain that the previous course section has been cleared.

Sweepers will require some shuttling logistics so we recommend coordinating with the other sweeper, a volunteer or a friend/family member. Sweepers typically leave about an hour after the cutoff and should expect to encounter the last runners. Sweepers cannot pass runners, so often times you’ll be walking it in with runners.

Location

Start: Blue Heron
Coordinates: 36.668943, -84.547512
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/6oqACxM42TnJ3niH9


Finish: Duncan Hollow
Coordinates: 36.534963, -84.672069
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/pkpzHbstNzGNEAr3A

Sweepers: Leg 4 (Duncan Hollow to Charit) High Priority

October 2, 2021

Details

Distance: 16.4

Sweepers are assigned in pairs for a section of the course and are responsible for staying behind the last runner(s) to make sure all runners safely clear that section. Sweepers are also responsible for removing all course markings. Sweepers will be provided with a basic first aid kit to assist any injured runners they may come across. We also recommend sweepers bring plenty of layers (there’s a lot of walking) and a headlamp. Sweepers will be responsible for checking in at each aid station to notify the aid station captain that the previous course section has been cleared.

Sweepers will require some shuttling logistics so we recommend coordinating with the other sweeper, a volunteer or a friend/family member. Sweepers typically leave about an hour after the cutoff and should expect to encounter the last runners. Sweepers cannot pass runners, so often times you’ll be walking it in with runners.

Location

Start: Duncan Hollow
Coordinates: 36.534963, -84.672069
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/pkpzHbstNzGNEAr3A

Finish: Charit
Coordinates: 36.526833, -84.7281391
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/WJuc1o8kEn7kzPxT9

Sweepers: Leg 5 (Charit to Group Camp) High Priority

October 2, 2021

Details

Distance: 21.1

Sweepers are assigned in pairs for a section of the course and are responsible for staying behind the last runner(s) to make sure all runners safely clear that section. Sweepers are also responsible for removing all course markings. Sweepers will be provided with a basic first aid kit to assist any injured runners they may come across. We also recommend sweepers bring plenty of layers (there’s a lot of walking) and a headlamp. Sweepers will be responsible for checking in at each aid station to notify the aid station captain that the previous course section has been cleared.

Sweepers will require some shuttling logistics so we recommend coordinating with the other sweeper, a volunteer or a friend/family member. Sweepers typically leave about an hour after the cutoff and should expect to encounter the last runners. Sweepers cannot pass runners, so often times you’ll be walking it in with runners.

Location

Start: Charit
Coordinates: 36.526833, -84.7281391
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/WJuc1o8kEn7kzPxT9

Finish: Pickett State Park Group Camp
Coordinates: 36.567314, -84.791394
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/FjtKJzizgmGaffVj8

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