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The 10th Annual Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run

September 27, 2024 @ 7:00 am – September 28, 2024 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Registration for the 2024 Yeti 100 will open on Jan.1st 2024 – This race will sell out.
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Event sells out quickly!

Qualifications:

Must complete 50 miles on foot within 15 months of race date or have finished 100 miles in the last 2 years. If you have trouble finding an event in your area , you can use the Yeti Run Club for your qualifier.

You may also register with a planned 50 mile or 24 hour event on your race calendar leading up to the 2023 event.

This race is an Official Western States Qualifier.

quick details

Location: Whitetop Station – Virginia Creeper Trail
Address: Whitetop Gap Road, Whitetop, VA 24292 (This is NOT Whitetop Mountain but the community of Whitetop, VA)
Finish: Abingdon, VA  300 Green Spring Road
Shuttle Pick up: Abingdon,VA 300 Green Spring Road
Packet Pick up: Wolf Hills Brewery Abingdon, VA
Shuttle: if you need to edit your shuttle option at any time – just log into your ultrasignup account and edit your registration.
Award: A magical buckle
Special buckle awarded in conjunction with finishers buckle to Sub 24 hour finishers.

 

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.

gps addresses

Abingdon Trailhead – 300 Green Spring Road, Abingdon, VA 24210
Watauga Trailhead – 24350 Watauga Road, Abingdon, VA 24211
Alvarado Station – 21198 Alvarado Road, Abingdon, VA 24211
Damascus Town Park – 301 S Beaver Dam Ave, Damascus, VA 24236
Straight Branch Trailhead – Near 25738 Jeb Stuart Highway, Jefferson National Forest Damascus, VA 24236
Taylors Valley Trailhead – 23530 Taylor Valley Road, Jefferson National Forest, Damascus, VA 24236
Creek Junction Trailhead – 21285 Creek Junction Road, Jefferson National Forest, Damascus, VA 24236
Green Cove Station – Green Cove Community Center, 41221 County Road 600, Jefferson National Forest, Damascus, VA 24236
Whitetop Station – Whitetop Gap Road, Whitetop, VA 24292 (note this is NOT Whitetop Mountain but the community of Whitetop, VA)

mandatory equipment

A Cup – this is a cupless race. cups account for a large majority of race trash. Please have collapsible cup for soda and most importantly please also carry a cup that can handle hot liquids like broth and coffee. I like using a foam coffee mug or camp style collapsible.

A Jacket – Not having a jacket will end your race pretty quickly. while it may be sunny and warm in the rolling hills in the farm valley, things change quickly on the way up to Whitetop ! especially if you’re walking or get slow on the way back down. A jacket is mandatory, even if you have crew. Most folks that have run and finished it several years, bring a light hat and gloves with them. I cant stress this enough- every year someone has to leave the race at Taylors Valley because they ignored the mandatory gear. Last year- a person arrived and needed medical treatment because they didnt have the mandatory equipment. You have trained way too hard to have your race come to an end over a jacket.

crew & pacers

Crew – Crews are allowed in designated areas . These areas will be outlined in the runner’s handbook in July. Check back soon.

Pacing Rule – You are allowed to have one pacer with you and your first pacer is allowed to join the second time through the Alvarado aid station.

Pacer Bib – Pacers don’t need bibs but we always have some cool unicorn ones at packet pick up for your pacer to have.

cutoff times

Ultrapacer – Use Ultrapacer to guide your race:

Ultrapacer Plan

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.