Chattanooga 100 Mile Runner Information

Award Update 2/12/2020!! All finishers will get a finisher buckle. If you go sub-24 hour on your finish, you will get a finisher buckle and a sub-24 buckle. (sub-24 buckle, will be mailed to you post race)

When/Where:

March 6, 2020 - 12:30 P.M.

Start at 50 Frazier Ave Chattanooga, TN 37405 (restrooms @ Coolidge Park)

Finish at Chattanooga Brewing Company 1804 Chestnut St. Chattanooga, TN 37408

Weekend Schedule 

Thursday - March 5, 2020 

Packet pick-up available at Rock Creek 301 Manufacturers Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37405 

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. for the 100 Mile and 50 Mile (not mandatory) You must have your photo ID and no one other than the registered runner can pick up a race bib.

Friday - March 6, 2020

Packet pick up at Chattanooga Brewing Company - 1804 Chestnut St. Chattanooga, TN 37408

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Park at Chattanooga Brewing Company - 1804 Chestnut St. Chattanooga, TN 37408 

Parking is also available along Chestnut St. across from the brewery

A FREE shuttle will be provided from the Chattanooga Brewing Company to the start. Shuttle will depart at 11:40 A.M.

You must be at the start by 12:15 P.M. for a mandatory pre-race briefing.

Race will start at Coolidge Park 150 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

If you picked up your packet on Thursday you can get dropped of at the start

All runners must check-in on race day. We will be using LiveTrail to check in runners! 

Cut Off Times

The race will begin at 12:30 P.M. There is a 33-hour total time limit with individual aid station cutoffs. See the Aid Station Matrix for cut off times. Take special note of the 4:00 P.M. cut off at Covenant (83.6 Miles). We are not allowed to have runners in the National Battlefield Park 30 minutes after sunset. You must be leaving the Covenant AS by 4:00 P.M! It is YOUR responsibility to know these time limits. We DO NOT recommend basing your distance solely on GPS devices. GPS devices can vary in accuracy. If you are riding cutoffs then be prepared to not make a cutoff. Please heed all volunteer instructions. If you do not make a cut off time and are asked to stop you MUST stop. This is for your safety and to ensure all runners are accounted for at the end of the race. These cut offs are for leaving the aid station, not getting to the aid station. AGAIN all cut off times are for you LEAVING the aid station.

Check here for cutoff, aid station information, driving directions, and drop bag locations.

 

Check here for course map and elevation profile on Trail Run Project.  We will be tracking runners at various points along the course. Click LiveTrail to visit the tracking website. 

 

Safety

Please note that there will be road crossings that may not have crossing marshals. This could be during the daylight or during the dark. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING YOUR SAFETY WHEN CROSSING A ROAD.

Much of the course is open to mountain bikes and horse traffic. ALWAYS give way to both. If you see someone on a horse, ALWAYS walk with arms down, and make your presence known. In a calm manner, ask the rider what they want you to do and follow their instruction. 

About 80% of this course has full cell service with Verizon. If another runner is hurt you must stop to assess the situation. If you or another runner has a LIFE THREATING emergency please dial 911. Sometimes the closest aid station is behind you.

 

Rules

No cutting the course

Listen and follow all instructions from race staff / volunteers / medical personnel

Be courteous  

You may only receive aid within 100 feet of an aid station that allows crew access

No littering

Trekking poles are allowed

 

Mandatory Gear

All runners must have the following items with them at all times

  • Headlamp with an extra set of batteries. You must carry the headlamp from start to finish

  • Windbreaker jacket & space blanket

  • Water bottle and a collapsible cup for obtaining fluids. Suggest you have one cup for cold fluid and one cup for hot fluids. This is cupless race meaning there will be no cups of any type at any aid stations along the course

 

Aid Stations

We will have typical aid station food at most aid stations. This means cookies, bananas, peanut butter and jelly, chips, Gatorade, ginger ale, Coke, etc. No gels or pre packaged foods are provided.

A minimum of two aid stations (which you will pass by two times) will have hot food. Hot food will likely be ramen, bacon, cheese quesadillas, pizza, & broth

If you have food or insect allergies, and you normally carry an “epi-pen”, make sure you have it with you during the race.

 

Drop Bags

ALL drop bags must be brought to the start of the race. Keep the size to that of a smaller back pack. You should have a bag that has room for one (1) pair of shoes, a couple layers of clothing and some nutrition.

Check the Aid Station Matrix for drop bag locations. Update 2/27/2020.  If a you want to start the race in road shoes and switch to trail shoes at Ruby Falls, bring your trail shoes in a drop bag to the start. Label it with your bib number and the words Ruby Falls Trail Shoes on the label. We will get the drop bags up to Ruby Falls as soon as the race starts and you can swap out when you arrive. We will bring your road shoes drop bag back to the finish line. 

 

We will do our best to get the drop bags back to the finish area as soon as possible after the aid station closes. We do not mail drop bags post-race. All unclaimed drop bags will either be donated or disposed.

Crewing and/or Safety Runner Please Read !!

Only one (1) crew vehicle is allowed per 100 mile runner at any given time. If you have a crew/safety runner, you will receive a crew vehicle display card to be placed in plain view on the dash of the crew vehicle. 

You are allowed one (1) safety runner at a time. Safety runners must wear a bib and are not allowed to carry food, gear, water etc. (no muling).

Crew access is only allowed at the sites listed on the Aid Station Matrix! 

Review the Aid Station Matrix for safety runner swap locations. If you have a safety runner, and no other crew, and need to leave a vehicle at one of the safety runner swap points, make sure it is parked in a designated parking area. If you have to park on the side of the road, make sure all four wheels are off the pavement. You will have to make arrangements to get back to your vehicle, as no shuttle service is provided. There is a $5.00 per day park fee at Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Crew vehicle display cards can be picked up at packet up. You must have a crew vehicle display card before heading out to crew accessible aid stations.

Remember all four tires completely off the roadway at any accessible aid station.

Crews may only visit designated aid stations listed on the aid station chart. 

We will do our best to keep your runner safe, on course, and set to finish this race.

 

Post race food

We will have food with a veggie option at the finish line. Most likely gourmet hot soup and bread.

You must complete 8 hours of volunteer work to run the race! 
This means trail building, trail maintenance, or volunteering for FREE for at a trail race.

Log your  volunteer hours  Here

Verify your volunteer hours have been posted at this Link

Review RunBum Volunteer Information Here

 

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