new important info from laz
good news for all you bfc fans and prospects:
let it never be said that we are not receptive to suggestions.
people thought there were some unkind uphills in 2014...
so we are adding some additional downhill in 2015.
you know that this will be a kinder, gentler bfc....
because you know that you can trust us!
we will be accepting 500 entries for the 2015 version,
with no wait list.
once the race is full,
it is full.
so we will not be making any public announcement,
save to you poor people,
and the entrants from the 2014 run (most of you are the same, I think).
we have put in a special request for all the briars to grow with rubber tips this summer.
surely, they will comply. I do not know what else we could possibly do.
all the blood will be fake blood.
so, be the first on your block to sport genuine bcc rat bites.
remember, the ladies love scars...
lots of scars.
women should probably not enter.
this race is not for the soft and weak.
you can settle for admiring the scars of the men.
Race Info from Laz
on september 19. 2015, starting at 07:00 edt
we will hold the second barkley fall classic,
with an entry limit of 500 runners....
if you are one of those people who have followed the infamous barkley marathons over the years,
and had this secret itch to get a taste of those trails and that experience;
this is your chance.
if you have been trying to enter the barkley for years,
and just cannot get unlucky in the lottery;
this is your chance.
if you want to see some of the best scenery available in the eastern u.s.,
from the primordial woods of the "north boundary" where the sun never shines,
to overlook views that extend to the smoky mountains to the east,
and the big south fork to the west;
this is your chance.
the fall classic will be a little different.
it is all on maintained trails and will be clearly marked.
there will be aid stations...
but it is still the brushy mountains.
it will not be easy.
the trails are many of the same trails featured in the original Barkley.
the core race is roughly 31 miles (with about 20,000 feet of elevation change)
runners will have opportunities to opt down and have "fun run" finishes of 9 miles, 16 miles, or 24 miles.
the time limit will be the same 13:20 as a regular barkley loop. (23.3 mile cut off is (9:00 hrs)
obviously... no pacers allowed.
and the first prize will be a slot in the original barkley...
if the winner still thinks he wants to do that 5 times in 2 and a half days!
the entry will be first come-first served.
announcement of the opening of registration was made to the barkley list first, so those lucky souls had first shot at it.
better not delay...
something bad like this doesn't come along every day.
Hotel: Scenic River Inn - 915 Main St. Wartburg - 423-346-5733. This is the only motel in Wartburg.
Big Cove camp site at Frozen Head State Park is full. There is always the possibility that someone with a site will allow you to stay on site with them. This is typical at the Barkley Marathons.
Flat Fork Group Camping Area at FHSP - there are 8 sites that hold 15 people. These are strictly first come/first served. Sites are $23/night. Just up the road from the turn off to Big Cove.
The American Legion in Wartburg is checking into sites for camping either behind their building or other places in Wartburg. If approx 10 campers want to camp at the Legion site in Wartburg, we can accommodate them for a donation to the Legion. They can call Bill Podewils at 423-628-5635 to make the reservations for the campsite.
Bed and Breakfasts
Historic Rugby has several Bed/Breakfasts. Rugby is about 20 min North of Wartburg
1880 Newberry House - rates range from $99 - $130 plus tax and include full breakfast
Pioneer Cottage – rates are $105 plus tax
Percy Cottage - rates are $135 plus tax
Also in Rugby is:
Grey Gables Bed/Breakfast: http://www.rugbytn.com/
Grey Gables has 10 bedrooms available – 8 with private baths rates range from $95 to $145 a night plus tax
The Alexander-Perrigo House http://www.spiritofredhill.com
They have 2 rooms rates are from $70-88.00 plus tax
In nearby Sunbright, TNTwo cabins available: One of the cabins (1 couple) is completely furnished and the other (1 couple) will be quite primitive. The info is:
Jim and Brenda Duke
618 Coon Hollow Rd.
Sunbright, TN 37872
We have a couple more places folks can stay on Sept. 19 & 20. The first is Mr. Brian Young. His property is located on a side road off from Flat Forks Road. His # is 423-223-7844. He has room for approx. 15 tent sites. His charge is a donation to the Wartburg Fire Dept. for each camp site. Folks can make reservations with him at the number given.
The 2nd place is a nice cabin that belongs to mike and suzy raiford.
Also if approx 10 campers want to camp at the Legion site in Wartburg, we can accommodate them for a donation to the Legion. They can call Bill Podewils at 423-628-5635 for information on the Raiford cabin.
Between Two Rivers
885 Genesis Rd.
BFC gives back WHS and FHSP
Something good is coming... out of something bad
We are making a large donation to Wartburg High School to help with their athletic budgets.
A large portion of your entry fee goes to this cause and to Frozen Head State Park
No Wait list this year
we have decided to allow more runners in at the start, and to not have a wait list for 2015.
Local time: 11:48 PM