Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run
Last Minute Information
Read this page before going to the event!
If you will need anything on this Web site at the event, please print it and bring it. Nothing will be available at the event.
Updates to the Updates
[Tuesday, May 10]
- Directions from the Camp for Pacers: The crew instructions take you from aid station to aid station, but if you want to go straight to an aid station from race headquarters, you can use these directions from the camp [pdf]. These will be particularly useful for pacers wanting directions to later aid stations. They also answer the FAQ heard at the Camp, "How do I walk to Camp Roosevelt from here?"
- Entrants List on One Page: Want a list of runners and their bib numbers, but don't want to kill too many trees? Here is a list of all runner on one page [pdf].
[Monday, May 9]
- Rides for pacers A pacer can get a ride to the Habron aid station. See also: Directions to aid stations from the camp [pdf]
- What is the Friday meal menu? Check it out.
- Accommodations: We are no longer taking reservations for accommodations or meals. More Information
- Live Updates: We will, again, be having live updates posted on the Internet during the event. The update page will be here. (We are still testing it now, so ignore the data that is there.)
Here is last minute information you should know.
Rules and other Information: This page does not repeat important information about the run that is elsewhere. Be sure to consult the rules on the information page.
If you drop out: Be sure to tell a race official that you are dropping out and give that official your bib number. It is vitally important that we know you have dropped out.
Headquarters: All activities (except for overnight accommodations) will be close to the parking. Both the headquarters and the parking will be in a field near the route 675 entrance to the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp. This will be an open setting with plenty of room to congregate. There will probably be bugs. Be sure to bring bug repellant.
Accommodations: If you are staying in bunks or sukkahs, then you will drive to the upper level of the Camp. (The upper level is where the start finish was in 2010.) The primary camping location will be near the parking and other activities. But you may camp at the upper level which will be nearer the bath house and likely drier.
Remember, you pay for accommodations with cash or check. No credit cards can be accepted. The check should not be made out to the VHTRC. It will go directly to the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp.
Check in begins at 2:00 p.m. but you may arrive anytime on Friday. If you want to arrive late afternoon or at night on Thursday, you must contact the RD ahead of time. If you arrive early there's a good chance that you will be put to work.
If you are not staying in bunks or sukkahs, then everything will be near you at the main race headquarters. The only exception to that is the showers. They are up the hill. You can walk up the hill, drive around, or there will be shuttle service available.
All runners, including those staying in accommodations, should come to the headquaters first.
Food during the Run: There will be a complimentary light breakfast on Saturday morning for all runners at 3 a.m. Crews are welcome to partake when it becomes clear that all runners have been served.
On Sunday, there will be a barbecue with food available to all starting at 10 a.m. and serving to 4 p.m. There will be warm soup or chili available to all runners who finish before the barbecue.
Other than what is set out above, no food is available at the Camp. There are no stores, restraurants, or similar close to the Camp. Bring anything you might need to eat or drink.
The Friday Meal: The menu for the Friday meal is the same as last year:
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast
Vegetarian Baked Spaghetti
Mashed Potatoes with light gravy
Mixed Green Salad with assorted dressings
Fresh Baked Wheat Rolls with Butter
Whole Oranges , Bananas
Iced Tea, Beverages w/ electrolytes, water
Start and Finish: The start will be on the dirt entrance road off of 675. You will go out the dirt road, turn right on 675 and then turn right on Moreland Gap Road.
The finish will take a more direct route. You will turn left off of Moreland Gap Road onto the dirt entrance road that goes to the upper level of the Camp. At the fourway intersection (that goes to the left for the sukkahs), you go right and run through the outdoor chapel and then join a single track trail to a bridge over Passage Creek and on the the field and finish in front of the headquarters tent. The dirt road is slightly uphill. It's all downhill from the fourway intersection. For those who finished last year, the difficult trail sections of the finishing route are eliminated.
Camp Facilities: There is no public telephone at the Camp and no cell phone coverage by any carrier. (Not poor coverage, no coverage.) The quickest way to contact the outside world is to drive southeast on route 675 to the top of the hill. You should be able to get cell phone access up there.
Probably the closest store is in Detrick, which is about 9.5 miles north on the Valley Road. This store is not open at night and it is small, but it does have food and basic supplies. You will go right by it on the way to the Elizabeth Furnace aid station.
Information about your runner: We have radio support for the run. The major purpose of this support is to account for runners. We will have updates on the Internet. They will not be as frequent as you or we would like, but they should be helpful if you are outside Fort Valley and can get Internet access. At headquarters, we will try to keep data posted for you. Please do not approach a radio person either at the Camp or an aid station for information about your runner. If you need information, please talk to a non-radio volunteer who will try to help you.
Predicting Where Your Runner Will Be: We have two resources to help you predict when your runner will be where. One is a table of last year's splits adjusted for a 4 a.m. start time. The other is a very useful chart to view the same information [pdf].
Pacer Transportation: There will be a shuttle from HQ to the Habron aid station for pacers (only!). Seating is limited so sign up at check in. First come first served. Departure time is 4:45 p.m. If absolutely necessary another trip will be added.
Transportation will not be provided to any other aid station. To get to Camp Roosevelt you can park at HQ and take a short, less than a mile, walk. Gap Creek is a three mile run on gravel road.