Introducing the inaugural No Business Hundred coming in the fall of 2017. 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 10,837 ft of climb and decent, 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.
In odd years, not counting the start/finish area, there are a total of 18 aid stations locations, 2 of which are water only station. All other aid station will be fully stocked and at a minimum provide water, electrolyte drink, gels, snacks, first aid, and enthusiastic volunteers!
**In odd years, the longest distance between Aid Stations is 7.6 miles. This comes between No Business (water only) and the Duncan Hollow aid stations. It’s called No Business for a reason. **
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
|Aid Station||Vehicle Access||Mileage||Facility||Crew Access||Drop Bags||Cut-off Times|
|Blue Heron – Start||Auto||0.0||RFWB||Yes||Yes||0:00 – Sat 5:00 AM|
|Ledbetter||Auto||6.9||RFW||No||No||2:11 – Sat 7:11 AM|
|Laurel Hill||4WD/AWD||14.7||RFW||No||No||4:40 – Sat 9:40 AM|
|Duncan Hollow||Auto||24.9||RFW||Yes||No||7:53 – Sat 12:53 PM|
|Grand Gap #1||4WD/AWD||32.2||RFWB||Yes||Yes||10:12 – Sat 3:12 PM|
|Grand Gap #2||4WD/AWD||38.8||RFWB||Yes||Yes||12:17 – Sat 5:17 PM|
|Bandy Creek||Auto||43.9||RFWB||Yes||Yes||13:54 – Sat 6:54 PM|
|Charit Creek Lodge||NA||49.4||RFWB||No||No||15:39 – Sat 8:39 PM|
|Sawmill||Auto||55.4||RFWB||No||No||17:32 – Sat 10:32 PM|
|Pickett State Park||Auto||61.7||RFWB||Yes||Yes||19:32 – Sun 12:32 AM|
|Powerline||Auto||65.7||RFW||No||No||20:51 – Sun 1:51 AM|
|State Line||Auto||71.8||RFW||No||No||22:44 – Sun 3:44 AM|
|Hemlock Grove||Auto||77.0||RFWB||Yes||Yes||24:26 – Sun 5:26 AM|
|Peter’s Mountain||Auto||79.5||RFWB||Yes||Yes||25:11 – Sun 6:11 AM|
|Spring Branch||Auto||85.2||RFW||No||No||27:00 – Sun 8:00 AM|
|Bald Knob||Auto||91.2||RFW||Yes||Yes||28:53 – Sun 9:53 AM|
|Wilson Ridge||Auto||95.6||RFW||No||No||30:17 – Sun 11:17 AM|
|Blue Heron – Finish||Auto||100.8||RFWB||Yes||Yes||32:00 – Sun 1:00 PM|