Race Rules & Policies

Play Fair, Be Safe, Respect the Trails

Download 2020 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. The RD has final authority on any question that may arise during the race.
  2. 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.
  3. There will be no unofficial runners.
  4. 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.
  5. Runners must check IN and OUT of each aid station. This is for the safety of the runners and volunteers.
  6. 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.
  7. Runners may not store supplies of any kind along the trail.
  8. No accepting aid outside of a 400 yard radius of the an aid station.
  9. All cut-off times will be strictly enforced. Runners must be checked OUT of the aid station BEFORE the cut-off time.
  10. Pacers may meet their runner at CREW ACCESS AID STATIONS ONLY. See our Pacer/Crews page for information and guidelines about pacing and crewing.
  11. Littering of any kind is prohibited. Please respect the trails and the right of everyone to enjoy them.
  12. Runners must refrain from any act of bad sportsmanship.
  13. Any runner who is unable to finish the Run must personally inform the aid station captain of the nearest checkpoint turn in their bib#.

Recommended Volunteer Hours

We are strongly recommending at least 8 hours of volunteering at another race or trail maintenance. Download the form below. When completed you can email or send a copy of completed form to ultranautrunning@gmail.com. This form must be submitted by September 20, 2021.

Donation Option

Should you be unable to complete 8 hours of volunteer or trail work, you may also choose to donate to a not-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and management of  natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources. Recommended organizations include the National Park Service, National Forest Service, State Parks and State Forests, Sheltowee Trace Association. To donate via our registration page visit https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/TN/Jamestown/NoBusiness100

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.

Packet Pick-up & Drop Bag Drop-off
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Group Camp (Pickett CCC Memorial State Park)

PreRace Meal & Safety Briefing
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Group Camp (Pickett CCC Memorial State Park)

Runner Check-in
7:30 AM – 8:50 AM CST
Group Camp (Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

Drop Bag Drop-off Deadline
8:30 AM CST
Group Camp (Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

No Business 100 Race Starts
Group Camp (Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

Race Ends
6:00 PM CST
Group Camp (Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

Post Race Celebration and Awards
6:30:00 PM CST
Group Camp (Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

Travel & Lodging

Lodging at Group Camp (Start/Finish)

  • Group Camp Bunkhouses – We have 6 bunkhouses with a total of 144 beds available to reserve for race weekend. You can reserve a bed for yourself and crew through the registration process. Bunkhouse beds are first come first served. Cost is $15 per bed for the entire weekend.
  • Car/Tent Camping at Group Camp – Car camping is permitted so as long as you park in designated parking area at the Group Camp. There is some space to tent camp by your vehicle as permitted you do not camp in parking spaces. Parking Pass to camp for the weekend is $7. Space is limited.

Pickett State Park – Cabins and Camping

Other Nearby Lodging and Campsites

Training Runs

We will have a total of two training runs in 2021 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.

Training Run #1
Location (Reservations): Bandy Creek Campground
Dates: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Time: 7:30 AM EST
Note: We will meet up at at the Bandy Creek Swimming Pool. (Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/k2xg5yL1qz6aCsD76)

Training Run #2
Location (Reservations): Pickett CCC Memorial State Park
Dates: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Time: 7:30 AM CST
Note: We will meet up in front of the Swinging Bridge at Pickett State Park.

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. We love to follow up the training runs with a post run cookout.

*You do NOT need to be a NB100 Entrant to participate in the training runs.