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Aid Stations, Cutoffs, and Pacers

There are 8 different Aid Stations for the 100k, and 5 different Aid Stations for the 50k. Some of the Aid Stations are visited twice. All of the Aid Stations will feature water, Cytomax energy drink, Honey Stinger gels, chews, and waffles, in addition to a variety of other typical aid station fare (soda, potato chips, fresh fruit, PB&J sandwiches, trail mix, etc.). Most of the Aid Stations should also have ice. The Wood Road Aid Station will have limited ice due to its remote location. This means that ice for water bottle and hydration packs is ok, but please don’t use the ice for filling your hats, sleeves, or undergarments.

100k Aid Station Chart:

Aid Stations Total Dist. Next AS Drop Bag

Crew

Access

Pacer

Pickup

Cutoff Cutoff Pace
Start - Hacienda 0 6.1 No Yes No -  
Hicks Road - 1 6.1 6.4 Yes No No -  
Wood Road - 1 12.5 5.4 No No No -  
Lexington 17.9 7.9 Yes Yes No -  
Kennedy Road 25.8 5.5 No Yes No 11:30 AM 16:17 min./mi.
Wood Road -2 31.3 6.5 No No No -  
Hicks Road - 2 37.8 3.6 Yes Yes No -  
Hacienda  41.4 3.1 No Yes Yes 3:30 PM 15:57 min./mi.
Mockingbird - 1 44.5 3.9 Yes Yes Yes 4:30 PM 16:11 min./mi.
Bull Run - 1 48.4 5.7 No Yes, by foot No -  
McAbee 54.1 4.9 Yes Yes, by foot Yes 7:00 PM 16:05 min./mi.
Bull Run - 2 59 3 No Yes, by foot No -  

Finish -

Mockingbird

62 - Yes Yes - 9:30pm 16:27 min./mi.

100k Cutoffs and Pacers:

We’ve analyzed split times from previous years’ races and determined cutoff times to keep you on track to finish within the final race cutoff. You must leave the Aid Stations by the cutoff time in order to continue. Any runner who refuses to leave the course after missing a cutoff may be denied entry to the race in future years. We’ve never had to do this, so please don’t be the first.

Pacers are allowed to join a runner only at the aid stations indicated in the Aid Station Chart above. For additional pacer rules please see the Rules and Etiquette section of this Runner’s Guide.

50k Aid Station Chart:

Aid Stations Total Dist. Next AS Drop Bag Crew Access Pacer Pickup Cutoff
Start - Hacienda 0 6.1 No Yes No -
Hicks Road - 1 6.1 3.6 No No No -
Hacienda  9.7 3.1 Yes Yes No -
Mockingbird - 1 12.8 3.9 No Yes No -
Bull Run - 1 16.7 5.7 No Yes, by foot No -
McAbee 22.4 4.9 Yes Yes, by foot After 3PM 4PM
Bull Run - 2 27.3 3 No Yes, by foot No -
Finish - Mockingbird 30.3 - Yes Yes - -

50k Cutoff & Pacers:

This year we have only one cutoff for the 50k, at the McAbee A/S.  You must leave the Aid Station by the cutoff time (4:00pm) in order to continue. Any runner who refuses to leave the course after missing a cutoff may be refused entry to the race in future years. We’ve never had to do this, so please don’t be the first.

50k runners are allowed to have a pacer, but only from the McAbee Aid Station and only if you are leaving the McAbee A/S after 3:00. You and your pacer MUST have a headlamp when you leave. For additional pacer rules please see the Rules and Etiquette section of this Runner’s Guide.



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