Dam Yeti 50 Miler, 50k

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Director’s notes

This is a great first timers course and a great course to chase down a PR!!!
This is a cupless race! If you don’t have a cup we recommend the Ultraspire Cup.
A hydration pack/bottle is mandatory.

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 and what will later be the finish.
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. Runners will turn around at the Abingdon aid station and make their way back to Damascus for the finish!!!

50K – The 50k will follow the same route to Alvarado where runners will turn around and finish in Damascus.

Lodging:

Trail-side rentals (recommended)

Creeper Trail Cottages
(276) 492-6207
www.creepercottage.com
asmith@vt.edu

More trail-side cottages: http://vacreepertrail.com/services/inns.htm

Local Refund Policy

As a runner, it’s inevitable that you’re going to register for a race 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.

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 or transfers.

Athletes With Disabilities

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.

AWD Entry Process

AWDs will follow the same registration process as the general registration, and will register for the distance race they plan to run. If an AWD requires additional time to register (due to visual impairment), contact the RD for early registration.

Dam Yeti 50k Course

Dam Yeti 50 Mile Course

Refund Policy

As 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 or transfers.

3 Comments

  1. Jackson Weikel-Sandstrom April 4, 2021 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    How do I sign up for this race?

  2. Jackson Weikel-Sandstrom April 4, 2021 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Aw, bummer. I saw your movie on youtube and felt inspired to enter my first ultra and looked on here to see. This race is near my hometown and the creeper trail is near and dear. I’ll look for another race!

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