October 13th, 2018 6:00 AM EST Blue Heron Mining Community

Come run the No Business 100 this fall. This beautiful autumn race treats runners to miles of technical singletrack trails and scenic landmarks.

The No Business Hundred is a trail endurance race that begins and ends at the abandoned coal mining town, Blue Heron, just east of Stearns, KY. The course is a single 100.8 mile loop that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area across the state line into Tennessee and back on some of the oldest trails in the southeast. We plan to run the course in opposite direction of the previous year with odd years being run clockwise and even years run counter clockwise from Blue Heron.

Along the way participants will pass through towering sandstone arches & rockhouses, gaze upon spectacular overlooks & waterfalls, and visit abandoned farms and homesteads including the No Business settlement. This epic journey is an adventure through some of the most scenic and wild areas in the region.

With just at 15085 ft of elevation gain, the No Business Hundred may appear at first glance to be a walk in the park but make no mistake, the technical terrain and remote setting present a challenge that make it a unique hundred mile course.

Explore sites along the No Business Hundred course

Course Map

Aid Stations

In even years, not counting the start/finish area, there are a total of 20 aid stations locations. There are a total of 8 crew access stations and 6 drop bag stations. There are three water only station. The majority of aid stations will be fully stocked and at a minimum provide water, electrolyte drink, gels, snacks, first aid, and enthusiastic volunteers!

**In even years, the longest distance between Aid Stations is 7.8 miles.

Times in Eastern Standard Time
Cut-off times reflect the deadlines for LEAVING the aid station.

Facility Key: (R)adio, (F)ood, (W)ater, (B)athrooms
*Drop bags for start/finish should be left at the Blue Heron race morning.

Aid Station Vehicle Access Mileage Facility Crew Access Drop Bags Cut-off Times
Blue Heron – Start Auto 0.0 RFWB Yes Yes* 6:00 AM – Sat
Wilson Ridge Auto 5.7 RFW No No 7:40 AM – Sat
Bald Knob Auto 9.6 RFW Yes No 9:00 AM – Sat
Spring Branch Auto 15.6 RFW No No 10:50 AM – Sat
Peters Mountain Auto 20.8 RFWB Yes Yes 12:30 PM – Sat
Great Meadows Auto 25.3 RFW Yes No 1:50 PM – Sat
State Line (Water Only) Auto 28.6 W No No NA
Powerline 4WD/AWD 35.1 RFW No No 4:55 PM – Sat
Pickett State Park Auto 42.2 RFWB Yes Yes 7:10 PM – Sat
Middle Creek (Water Only) Auto 46.2 W Yes No NA
Sawmill Auto 50.3 RFWB No No 9:40 PM – Sat
Charit Creek Lodge NA 55.8 RFWB No No NA
Bandy Creek Auto 61.2 RFWB Yes Yes 1:00 AM – Sun
Grand Gap 4WD/AWD 66.3 RFW Yes (Hike In) No 2:40 AM – Sun
John Muir (Grand Gap) 4WD/AWD 72.8 RFW Yes (Hike In) No 4:40 AM – Sun
Duncan Hollow Auto 80.1 RFW Yes Yes 6:55 AM – Sun
No Business (Water Only) NA 86.7 W No No NA
Laurel Hill 4WD/AWD 89.3 RFW No Yes 9:20 AM – Sun
Watson Branch (Water Only) NA 93.8 W No No NA
Ledbetter Auto 97.1 RFW Yes Yes 11:55 AM – Sun
Waters Cemetery Auto 99.3 RFW Yes No 1:35 PM – Sun
Blue Heron – Finish Auto 104.1 RFWB Yes Yes* 3:00 PM – Sun