October 14th, 2017 5:00 AM EST Blue Heron Mining Community

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.

Explore sites along the No Business Hundred course

Course Map

Aid Stations

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
Watson Branch NA 10.2 W No No NA
Laurel Hill 4WD/AWD 14.7 RFW No No 4:40 – Sat 9:40 AM
No Business NA 17.3 W No No NA
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