Race Rules & Policies

Play Fair, Be Safe, Respect the Trails

2017 Runner's Manual

The purpose of these policies is to ensure the run’s integrity as well as for the safety of all those involved. In order to do this we ask that you help us by abiding by these guidelines. Violations of any rules or directives may be grounds for disqualification.

  1. No Whining.
  2. The RD has final authority on any question that may arise during the race.
  3. All Ultranaut Running trail races are cup-free races. Each runner is responsible for bringing their own reusable cup, hydration pack, and/or water bottle.
  4. There will be no unofficial runners.
  5. Each runner’s official run bib number must be worn prominently on the front of the body and must be easily visible at all times.
  6. Runners must check IN and OUT of each aid station. This is for the safety of the runners and volunteers.
  7. Runners must follow the marked trails at all times. Any runner departing from the official trail must return to the point of departure on foot before continuing.
  8. Runners may not store supplies of any kind along the trail.
  9. No accepting aid outside of a 400 yard radius of the an aid station.
  10. All cut-off times will be strictly enforced. Runners must be checked OUT of the aid station BEFORE the cut-off time.
  11. Pacers may meet their runner at CREW ACCESS AID STATIONS ONLY. See our Pacer/Crews page for information and guidelines about pacing and crewing.
  12. Littering of any kind is prohibited. Please respect the trails and the right of everyone to enjoy them.
  13. Runners must refrain from any act of bad sportsmanship.
  14. Any runner who is unable to finish the Run must personally inform the aid station captain of the nearest checkpoint turn in their bib#.

Race Week Schedule

Below is the schedule of events leading up to race day. Be advised, times and dates could and likely will change between now and as we get closer to race day. We will send out a series of newsletters to registrants in the months and weeks leading up to the race with updates and announcements. Be sure to follow us on social media as well.

12pm – 8pm · Packet Pick-up, Runner Registration, & Drop Bag Drop-off @ Heritage Hall, Stearns KY

  • All runners must register on Friday October 13th between the hours of 12pm and 8pm EST.
  • All packets must be picked up on Friday October 13th between the hours of 12pm and 8pm EST. There will be No Saturday morning packet pick-up.
  • All drop bags must be dropped off on Friday October 13th between the hourse of 12pm and 8pm EST. There will be NO Saturday morning drop bag drop-offs.

5pm – 8pm · Pre Race Meal @ Heritage Hall, Stearns KY

7:30pm – 8:00pm · Pre Race Briefing @ Heritage Hall, Stearns KY

4am – 4:45am · Runner Check-in @ Blue Heron Mining Community

5am · No Business Hundred Race Starts @ Blue Heron Mining Community

5:00am – 3:00pm · Post Race Breakfast/Brunch @ Blue Heron Mining Communicty

1pm · Race Ends @ Blue Heron Mining Community

2pm · Awards Presentation @ Blue Heron Mining Community

Travel & Lodging

Camping in Stearns

Blue Heron Campground – Located just minutes from the Blue Heron Mining Community, the campground offers a total of 45 sites all with water and electric hook-ups, picnic tables, fire-rings, access to restrooms and showers and a dump station. Campground reservations for sites within Big South Fork can now be made through National Recreation Reservation Service by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at the National Recreation Reservation Service web site.

Bear Creek Horse Camp – Bear Creek combines the experience of traditional woods camping with the modern conveniences of flush toilets, hot showers and electric hookups. Sites can accommodate both RV and tent camping. Horse stalls are available on each site.

Barren Fork Horse Camp – The campground offers 41 campsites that accommodate horse trailers and RVs up to 35 feet. Amenities include tent camping, camping trailer, picnic tables, and restrooms.

Hotel/Resorts in Stearns

Big South Fork Motor Lodge – Located one block from downtown Historic Stearns. Home baked desserts served nightly & lots of good ole’ southern hospitality. Call (606) 376-3156 to make a reservation.

Red Roof Inn – Located in Whitley, City and 13 miles from the Blue Heron Mining Community. They offer complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, and breakfast bar. Call (606) 376-3780 to make reservations.

Blair Creek Resort – Located at the edge of the beautiful Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in South East, Kentucky. Blair Creek Resort has 1300 to 1500 square foot modern cabins fully equipped with a modern day kitchen, full bathroom, washer and dryer . For Reservations call (606) 376-2022.

Barthell Coal Mining Camp – Historical cabins are available for overnight stays. Located off KY Hwy 742 just minutes from the Blue Heron Mining Community. 1-888-550-5748

Parkland Motel – 1950 U.S. 27 S, Stearns, KY 42647 (606) 376-5046

Stearns Cabin Rental – 38 Henderson Street, Stearns, (606) 376-5644

Tree Top Round House – 330 Lake Shore Drive, Parkers Lake, (606) 376-4053

Other Lodging Options

Pickett State Park – Approximately 1 hr and 15 mins from the start at Blue Heron. Pickett State Park serves as one of our major crewing Aid Stations, mile 40.7 and first place runners can pick up a pacer on the 2017 course. Pickett has cabins and campsites available with lots of amentities include water and electric hook-ups, picnic tables, fire-rings, access to restrooms and showers and a dump station.

Bandy Creek Campground – Approximately 1 hr from the start at Blue Heron. Bandy Creek Campground will serve as a major crewing Aid Station, mile 60.5 on the 2017 course. All campsites include picnic tables, fire rings, and access to restrooms and showers. RV sites which offer water and electric hook-ups are also available.

**Also keep in mind there are additional lodging/camping option not listed and in nearby cities including Somerset, KY, Williamsburg, KY and Oneida, TN. Please plan accordingly.

Training Runs

We will have a total of three training runs to acquaint runners with sections of the No Business Hundred course. These training runs will help runners become familiar with navigating the course and technicality of the trails. Each training run will average around 20 miles in distance.

These training runs will be free of charge and thus not considered officially sanctioned activities. That means you will be responsible for your own transportation, lodging/camping, food/water, and safety.

More details including dates and locations to come.

*You do NOT need to be a NB100 Entrant to participate in the training runs.
*You might also want to consider joining us for our spring race, Yamacraw (April 8th, 2017) that offers several distances including a 50K & 20K that both utilizes some of the same trails as NB100.