NO BUSINESS 100

October 12th, 2019 5:00 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 101.9 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 reverse the direction of the course each 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 over 14,000 feet 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

Counter Clockwise Direction (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 four water only station. Total course distance is 104.9 with a 35 hour cutoff.

Clockwise Direction (Odd years): Not counting the start/finish area, there are a total of 19 aid stations locations. There are a total of 8 crew access stations and 6 drop bag stations. There are four water only station. Total course distance is 101.9 with a 33 hour cutoff.

Aid stations will be fully stocked and at a minimum provide water, electrolyte drink, gels, snacks, first aid, and enthusiastic volunteers!

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.

2019 – Aid Station List

Aid Station Mileage Next Facility Crew Access Drop Bags Cut-off Times
Blue Heron – Start 0.0 6.9 RFWB Yes Yes* TBD
Ledbetter 6.9 3.3 RFW No No TBD
Watson Branch 10.2 4.5 W No No None
Laurel Hill 14.7 2.6 RFW No No TBD
No Business 17.3 7.6 W No No None
Duncan Hollow 24.9 7.3 RFW No Yes TBD
Grand Gap 1 32.2 6.6 RFW No No TBD
Grand Gap 2 38.8 4.9 RFW No No TBD
Bandy Creek 43.7 4.5 RFWB Yes Yes TBD
Charit Creek (Parking) 48.2 7.0 RFWB Yes No TBD
Sawmill 55.2 4.1 RFWB Yes No TBD
Middle Creek 59.3 4.0 W Yes No None
Pickett State Park 63.3 3.4 RFWB Yes Yes TBD
Powerline 66.7 6.1 RFW No No TBD
State Line 72.8 3.3 W No No None
Great Meadow 76.1 4.5 RFWB Yes Yes TBD
Peters Mountain 80.6 5.6 RFWB Yes Yes TBD
Spring Branch 86.2 6.0 RFW No No TBD
Bald Knob 92.2 4.4 RFW Yes Yes TBD
Wilson Ridge 96.6 5.4 RFWB No No TBD
Blue Heron – Finish 101.9 0 RFWB Yes Yes* TBD