Crews & Pacers
Crews

All aid stations are available for crew access. Crews are to provide assistance to runners only within 200 meters of an aid station. Crews are discouraged from catching runners outside of aid stations on account of traffic regulations and the risk of disturbing private land-owners. Supplies present at aid stations are for the use and consumption of athletes only. Driving directions for crews can be found below. Relay teams are reminded that only one car is permitted to be in use for crewing purposes at any given time.

Expected day runningExpected night running

Virgil Crest 100 Mile Aid Station and Time Chart
# Aid Station Sec. Miles Cum. Miles Est. Leader Est. Closer Cut-Off Drop Bags
1 Gravel Pit 4.4 4.4 06:41 07:25 07:35 Yes
2 Lift House 5 5.3 9.7 07:30 09:10 9:40 Yes
3 Lift House 5 4.2 13.9 08:17 10:30 11:20 Yes
4 Rock Pile 6.1 20.0 08:59 12:10 13:15 Yes
5 Daisy Hollow Rd 5.1 25.1 09:52 14:20 14:40 Yes
6 Rock Pile 5.1 30.2 10:38 15:55 16:20 Yes
7 Lift House 5 6.1 36.3 11:30 17:45 17:55 Yes
8 Lift House 5 4.2 40.5 12:28 19:25 19:55 Yes
9 Gravel Pit 5.3 45.8 13:28 21:30 21:40 Yes
10 Hope Lake 4.4 50.2 14:11 22:25 22:30 Yes
11 Gravel Pit 4.4 54.6 15:06 00:50 00:50 Yes
12 Lift House 5 5.3 59.9 16:06 03:15 03:15 Yes
13 Lift House 5 4.2 64.1 17:03 04:50 04:50 Yes
14 Rock Pile 6.1 70.2 17:57 06:50 06:50 Yes
15 Daisy Hollow Rd 5.1 75.3 18:37 08:35 08:35 Yes
16 Rock Pile 5.1 80.4 19:37 10:30 10:30 Yes
17 Lift House 5 6.1 86.5 20:36 12:25 12:25 Yes
18 Lift House 5 4.2 90.7 21:37 14:45 14:45 Yes
19 Gravel Pit 5.3 96.0 22:47 16:50 16:50 Yes
20 Hope Lake 4.4 100.4 23:34 18:00 18:00 N/A

Virgil Crest 50 Mile Aid Station and Time Chart
# Aid Station Sec. Miles Cum. Miles Est. Leader Est. Closer Cut-Off Drop Bags
1 Gravel Pit 4.4 4.4 06:40 07:25 07:35 Yes
2 Lift House 5 5.3 9.7 07:30 08:45 09:40 Yes
3 Lift House 5 4.2 13.9 08:15 10:05 11:20 Yes
4 Rock Pile 6.1 20.0 09:02 11:35 13:15 Yes
5 Daisy Hollow Rd 5.1 25.1 09:57 12:40 14:40 Yes
6 Rock Pile 5.1 30.2 10:49 13:50 16:20 Yes
7 Lift House 5 6.1 36.3 11:44 15:05 17:55 Yes
8 Lift House 5 4.2 40.5 12:46 16:35 19:55 Yes
9 Gravel Pit 5.3 45.8 13:46 18:15 21:40 Yes
10 Hope Lake 4.4 50.2 14:29 19:35 22:30 N/A

Virgil Crest 50 Kilometer Aid Station and Time Chart
# Aid Station Sec. Miles Cum. Miles Est. Leader Est. Closer Cut-Off Drop Bags
1 Gravel Pit 5.6 5.6 08:45 09:15 09:20 No
2 Lift House 5 5.3 10.9 09:30 10:30 11:00 Yes
3 Lift House 5 4.2 15.1 10:15 12:30 12:45 Yes
4 Lift House 5 4.2 19.3 11:00 14:30 14:35 Yes
5 Gravel Pit 5.3 24.6 11:40 16:30 16:35 No
6 Hope Lake 5.6 30.2 12:30 17:45 18:00 N/A

Virgil Crest 100 Relay Aid Station and Time Chart
# Aid Station Sec. Miles Cum. Miles Est. Leader Est. Closer Cut-Off Drop Bags
1 Gravel Pit 4.4 4.4 08:31 09:26 09:30 Yes
2 Lift House 5 5.3 9.7 09:08 10:05 11:15 Yes
3 Lift House 5 4.2 13.9 09:40 11:10 12:25 Yes
4 Rock Pile 6.1 20.0 10:35 12:25 13:45 Yes
5 Daisy Hollow Rd 5.1 25.1 11:15 13:25 14:50 Yes
6 Rock Pile 5.1 30.2 11:55 14:40 16:10 Yes
7 Lift House 5 6.1 36.3 12:45 15:55 17:30 Yes
8 Lift House 5 4.2 40.5 13:46 17:50 19:30 Yes
9 Gravel Pit 5.3 45.8 14:37 18:50 20:45 Yes
10 Hope Lake 4.4 50.2 15:09 20:00 21:50 Yes
11 Gravel Pit 4.4 54.6 15:54 21:26 23:30 Yes
12 Lift House 5 5.3 59.9 16:50 23:05 01:05 Yes
13 Lift House 5 4.2 64.1 18:05 00:10 02:20 Yes
14 Rock Pile 6.1 70.2 19:20 01:25 03:45 Yes
15 Daisy Hollow Rd 5.1 75.3 20:10 02:26 04:50 Yes
16 Rock Pile 5.1 80.4 21:19 03:40 06:10 Yes
17 Lift House 5 6.1 86.5 22:30 05:00 07:30 Yes
18 Lift House 5 4.2 90.7 23:38 06:50 09:30 Yes
19 Gravel Pit 5.3 96.0 00:39 08:00 11:00 Yes
20 Hope Lake 4.4 100.4 01:29 09:00 12:00 N/A

Pacers

Considering the density of some forested sections and night-time route-following, pacers will be permitted for the safety of 100 mile solo athletes according to the following:

  • Pacers may join runners only at aid stations beginning with AS#9 Gravel Pit, mile 46.0, or after 19:00, whichever comes first. This is an extension over years 1 and 2 per requests to increase the safety of participants on sometimes tricky trails after dark.
  • Pacers are not permitted to mule or assist runners outside of aid stations through carrying gear, running ahead to refill supplies, or leading in navigation.
  • A list of individuals interested in pacing will be accrued by race management and provided to runners per request as available. Race management will not be responsible for guaranteeing that pacers are available and racers should prepare accordingly.
  • Race organizers and volunteers are not in any way responsible for the security of vehicles left on the course or for the transportation of pacers.
Driving Directions and Parking for Runner Crews

Please remember to print off a map and these directions for use by your crew vehicles before you leave home as we may not have enough copies at the race!

The course is a spectator friendly course with road crossings throughout. Although it would be great if crews could intercept their runners at each of these crossings, most occur along narrow, trafficked, or residential areas where group parking is not safe or legal. In many areas Aid Station and Search and Rescue volunteers may need quick access to what little parking space is available. Crews may catch runners at several designated road crossings if traffic laws permit, however no aid or pacing is to be provided to runners outside of aid stations with penalty of disqualification. Accessing aid stations other than those indicated below may require 4 wheel drive vehicles and/or those with good ground clearance.

Please be mindful of parking in the following designated areas only.

  • Hope Lake Park (Start and AS# 10) to the Gravel Pit (AS#'s 1 and 11)

    Turn right/south out of the Hope Lake parking area onto Clute Rd., left onto Rt. 392, in ~ 1.5 miles turn left on Carson Rd (please watch for runners crossing Rt. 392!!!). Proceed uphill on Carson Rd. approximately 3 miles until it merges with/becomes Snyder Hill Rd. Proceed straight, uphill on a wooded dirt road approximately 1 mile. Pipeline Rd. will be on your left, coming in on a downhill. Please do not turn onto Pipeline Rd. or access Pipeline Rd from Clute Rd (it's shorter but you're apt to run over a runner and I, and they, will be very very angry). Park on Snyder Hill Rd. and walk approximately 0.25 mile uphill on Pipeline Rd. to Gravel Pit AS.

  • The Gravel Pit (AS#'s 1 and 11) to Lift House 5 (AS#'s 2 and 12)

    Keep going on Snyder Hill Rd., proceeding ~ 600 meters to a left turn onto Stafford Rd. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles and make a left onto Clute Rd. Proceed ~ 3 miles to to Rt. 392. Make a left on Rt. 392 and proceed approximately 1.5 miles to park on either Woodchuck Hollow Rd on your left (before the bridge and Gatherings) or Tone Rd on your right (after the Gatherings). Please note that Tone Rd winds and is a narrow dead-end street that will have runners and AS personnel coming and going. We don't advise parking on Tone Rd as it will be congested and unsafe for runners. If you park along Woodchuck Hollow Rd please do not block driveways or park on resident's grass. We'll hope to clarify the parking situation here at the pre-race briefing.

  • Lift House 5 (AS#'s 3 and 13) to the Rock Pile (AS#s 4 and 14)

    Return to Rt 392 and proceed west. Drive a few miles toward but just shy of the Virgil crossroad (Rts 392/215 intersection) and make a left onto Van Donsel Rd., passing a farm and proceeding uphill. Make your first right on Bleck Rd. and proceed approximately 2 miles (rough road at times, please drive slowly and carefully) to the white-blazed FLT crossing. You will have just passed official trailhead parking area so start looking at about 1.5 miles on Bleck Rd. Please park far enough off the road to allow vehicles to pass, or proceed approximately 0.25 further to park at intersection w/ Cortwright Rd.). Walk southwest along the FLT (to your right if following these directions) uphill ~0.35 mi to the Rock Pile.

    Note: access via the fields to the Rock Pile is for Race Management Only as this is private property. Thanks!!!

  • The Rock Pile to (AS#s 4 and 14) to Daisy Hollow (AS#'s 5 and 15)

    At the terminus of Bleck Rd. make a right onto Babcock Hollow Rd. Proceed ~ 5 miles to a "Y" w/ West Meetinghouse Rd. to your right and Daisy Hollow Rd. veering somewhat straight and to the left. Proceed uphill on Daisy Hollow Rd. approximately 2 miles to the FLT intersection (emerges to your left) just downhill from Carpenter Hill Rd. Please park out of view of residences and on the same side of the road as the FLT. The AS is just in on the trail. Please be quiet and mindful of residences especially as a few have barking dogs.

  • Lift House 5 (AS#'s 8 and 18) to the Gravel Pit (AS#s 9 and 19)

    Turn left/west out of Tone Rd. on Rt. 392 and make a quick right to proceed uphill on Carson Rd. approximately 3 miles until it merges with/becomes Snyder Hill Rd. Proceed straight, uphill on a wooded dirt road approximately 1 mile. Pipeline Rd. will be on your left, coming in on a downhill. Please do not turn onto Pipeline Rd. Park on Snyder Hill Rd. and walk approximately 0.25 mile uphill on Pipeline Rd. to Gravel Pit AS.

  • The Gravel Pit (AS#'s 9 and 19) to Hope Lake Park (AS#'s 10 and Finish)

    Keep going on Snyder Hill Rd., proceeding ~ 600 meters to a left turn onto Stafford Rd. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles and make a left onto Clute Rd. Proceed ~ 2 miles to the entrance of Hope Lake Park on the right.