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7th Annual Damn Yeti 50 Miler & 55k

June 1, 2024 @ 50 miler – 6:00 AM EDT & 55k 7:00 AM EDT

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Race Highlights:

An Appalachian foot race by born & raised Appalachians and a great first timers course and a great course to chase down a PR!

Thank you for your support!

RACE TIMING
All Yeti Events are timed by ZEN ARCADE TIMING .
ZEN ARCADE provides professional chip timing for YETI TRAIL RUNNERS events from hourly races with to 200 miles insuring timing and lap accuracy with up to date advanced displays.

50 Miler Race Day Schedule

Start: 6 am Whitetop Station
Finish: Sweetbay Brewing Co.- 149 Deadmore St SE, Abingdon, VA 24210
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2024
Where: Shuttle leaves from Abingdon Trailhead @ 5am race morning.

This is a great first timers course and a great course to chase down a PR!!!
This is a cupless race! A hydration pack/bottle is mandatory. The race will start from Whitetop Station and run towards the terminus of the Virginia Creeper Trail ( ABINGDON ) . first Aid station in Taylors Valley and then on to Damascus Aid !!! Between Damascus and Alvarado there are tales of a magical broken pepsi machine that dispenses magical potions! From Alvarado you will continue towards Abingdon Station and then not far from the terminus you will turn around(your pacer can pick you up here) and head back to Alvarado – then head back to the terminus & the 50 Mile runners will turn right and finish at Sweetbay Brewing Co.

55k Race Day Schedule

Start: 7 AM @ Whitetop Station
Finish: Sweetbay Brewing Co.- 149 Deadmore St SE, Abingdon, VA 24210
Transportation: Shuttle leaves from Abingdon Trailhead @ 5am race morning.

The race will start from Whitetop the beginning of the Virginia Creeper Trail with 9.8 miles of downhill to the first aid station Taylors Valley. These miles are effortless and offer some of the best views of the national forest. From Taylors Valley you continue downhill for another 6.9 miles to the town of Damascus. From Damascus you will travel to the small town of Alvarado where the aid station is located. Between Damascus and Alvarado there are tales of a magic broken pepsi machine that dispenses magical potions! From Alvarado you will continue to Abingdon Station which marks the end of the Virginia Creeper Trail 55k runners will turn right and finish at Sweetbay Brewing Co.

cut off times

55k Ultrapacer Plan

55K Cutoff:  9:59:59

50 Miler Ultrapacer Plan

50 Miler Cutoff: 13:59:59

aid station

Aid Station will be stocked with Gatorade /water various goods along with the typical aid station fare.

Diversity & Inclusion Policies

Criteria for AWD Entry

Criteria for AWD Entry

  • AWDs must be able to run the course
  • Tethers may be used for athletes with a visually impairment
  • Leg prosthetics may be used for amputees.
  • Crutches, braces, or poles may be used if indicated/necessary, with approval from the RD.
  • Since the course is a trail through the mountains, it is not suitable for athletes in wheelchairs (see more on this below).
  • AWDs must be able to finish within the 30 hour cutoff.

Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Inclusion Matters

O ne of the things we strive for is to create inclusion and equality in the running community. As much as we want to say that all you need to run is a pair of shoes, we know the reality is much more complex. To create intentional space for people, the Yetis want to make it clear that our races are for everyone.

Entrance Policy for Transgender Athletes

We will accept each entrant’s declared gender at face value, and no additional supporting evidence is required. Athletes may register as the gender they identify with.

Entrance Policy for Non-Binary Athletes

People whose gender is not male or female; including but not limited to: genderqueer, agender, bigender. We want to acknowledge, respect, and provide opportunity in the registration process to express their desired pronouns. Please email yetitrailrunners@gmail.com after registration and we will amend our records as Ultrasignup does not currently have that option.

Refund Policy

Shi!* Happens

A s a runner it’s inevitable that you’re going to register for a race that at some point later on you’re unfortunately not going to be able to start for one reason or another. It happens to all of us, especially as race registrations need to open months in advance of the races themselves, and life happens during those interim months: Injuries, work, family emergencies, etc.

We assure you we get it; we really do. And we strive to be as understanding and cooperative as we practically and financially can. But just because the race hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean we haven’t already incurred significant expenses related to that race. We pay taxes on the income from the entry fees; we pay for permits, insurance, and supplies (including race shirts, buckles and other awards) For all of these reasons and more we cannot offer refunds, deferrals or transfers.