Grayson Highlands 50 Mile / 50k / Half Marathon

When:

50 Mile & 1/2 Marathon- Saturday, September 19, 2020 

50k - Sunday, September 20, 2020

Where:

Grayson Highlands State Park

829 Grayson Highland Ln, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363  - Note: There is a $10 park entrance fee per car. Bring cash!

Weekend Schedule:

Races will start and finish at the Visitors Center within the park. There is only one entrance to the park. Upon entering, head straight to the top, don't take any turns. PLEASE WATCH FOR RUNNERS ON THE ROAD! THEY WILL BE CROSSING, DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY! 

Friday September 18, 2020 

Packet pick up for everyone, 50 Mile, 50k and 1/2 Marathon 4:00-7:00 PM at:

Creeper Trail Cottages 553 Adkins St, Damascus, VA 24236 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

50 Mile

Pre-race packet pick up for 50 Mile - 4:15 AM until 15 minutes prior to your start time at the Grayson Highlands Visitors Center (start/finish) 

Pre-race meeting - We will send a video prior to race day

Race start time -  5:00 - 5:35 AM depending on your wave start time. We will assign waves a week before race.

Half Marathon

Pre-race packet pick-up for Half Marathon - 6:30 until 15 minutes prior to your start time at the Visitors Center (start/finish)

Pre-race meeting - We will send a video prior to race day

Race start time - 7:34 - 8:30 AM depending on your wave start time. We will assign waves a week before race.

Sunday September 20, 2020

50k

Packet Pick up for 50k - Saturday 9/19 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Grayson Highlands Visitors Center (start/finish) AND ALSO pre-race Sunday 9/20 - 6:00 AM until 15 minutes prior to your start time at the Visitors Center (start/finish)

Pre-race meeting - We will send a video prior to race day

Race start time - 7:05 to 8:00 AM depending on your wave start time. We will assign waves a week before race.

Race Rules & Information:

Note: Registrants for the 50 Mile are NOT allowed to drop down from the 50 Mile to the 50k or 1/2 Marathon. 50k registrants may drop from the 50k to the 1/2 Marathon.

50 Mile

14.5 hour cut off with individual aid station cut off times.

50 Mile drop bags - You will have two drop bags. Drop bags must be in a one gallon ziplock freezer bag with your name, bib number, 50 Mile & AS location you need them at clearly marked. One drop bag you will hit two times, the other one time. After hitting your drop bags the final time, you must carry your drop bag with you to the finish line.

Fox Creek - AS2 1st time 15.5 miles

                      AS3 2nd time 27.3 miles (take it with you)

Camp Store - AS5 39.3 miles (take it with you)

 

50k

11 hour cut off for 50k with individual aid station cut off times.

50k drop bags - You will have one drop bag. It must be in a one gallon ziplock freezer bag with your name, bib number, 50k & AS location clearly marked. Your drop bag will be used at the Camp Store Aid Station . After using your drop bag, you must carry it with you to the finish line.

Camp Store - AS2 19.0 miles (take it with you)

Half Marathon

5 hour cut off for the 1/2 marathon 

There are no aid stations or drop bags for the half marathon. Please plan your water and food accordingly in your vest!

Note: This is not a hiker friendly course!! You can be back of the pack but you must do some running to keep on pace to finish under this time. Click Here for Course Maps & Cutoffs.

 

Aid stations are fully stocked with food and fluids. Coke, Ginger Ale, Gatorade, bananas, PB&J, quesadillas, etc.

* You must wear your bib on the front of your body! We have to see your bib number - this is how we track and time runners in and out of aid stations and at the finish.

* No Pacers / Safety Runners

* 1 Drop Bag for 50k &  2 drop bags for the 50 Mile

* No littering 

* No cutting course or switchbacks - Please stay on course

* Runners must stop to help any injured runner

* No removing flagging, markers, or directional signs

* If you drop from the race you MUST notify the nearest AS captain 

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