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Troublesome Hollow 50k, 25k, & 3 mile walk

April 27-28, 2024 @ 8:00 AM EDT

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The Birthplace of Yeti Trailrunning:

A race in The Birthplace of Country Music and The Birthplace of Yeti Trail Running. Run alongside the famed crooked river where the yeti and his friends learned to swim and fish and leave the river for a trip up to the most famous country fire tower life gets discussed and the moon gets howled at!

Why Troublesome Hollow?

I doubt that anyone who grew up in the heart of Appalachia doesn’t have fond memories of a Troublesome Hollow or Troublesome Creek. I wanted this race name to resonate with folks who come and run the race from outside Appalachia. So they too good have fond memories of the heart of Appalachia which is Southwest Virginia! See you Soon !!

quick details

Location: 7720 Rich Valley Bristol, VA

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.

race course

The course is flat and fast along the river and over swinging bridges and trestles! Just one small hill up to the fire tower! And then a run back down to the finish!

Bib & Packet Pickup

50K Packet Pickup

Birthplace of Country Music Museum
101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201

5pm-7pm on April 26th, 2024

Please watch the country music history movie after you pick up your packet and learn about Bristol’s long line of country music stars!


25k Packet Pickup

Race Morning 4/28/24
7am at the Race/Start/Finish Location

Race Day Schedule

50K Race Day:

Start: 8am
Cut-off / 9:59:59 hours super generous !

aid Station

Typical aid station fare available. 5 total aid stations available o course.

mandatory equipment

A Cup – This is a cupless event. A foam or collapsible camp style cup for hot liquids and a reuseable cup for other drinks is required. Thank you for your help in reducing a large percentage of race waste by bringing your own reusable cup. We were the first race on the East Coast to go cupless 12 years ago- Reuseable cups have come a long way since then and should be in every trailrunners pack.


Host Hotel

Last Day to Book: Monday, April 15, 2024

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Courtyard Bristol for 119 USD per night

Link for Discount

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 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.