Virgil Crest Aint For...well, for those looking for things to be more PC, know that Virgil Crest Aint Easy. Ascents and descents can be steep, cumulative gain and loss are significant, and there's always the chance for weather to double down on those challenges. But, the sunrise as you crest the opening climb, the singletrack forest, the less technical footing allowing you to flow when you can, are beautiful. And while there's a certain wonderful adventure to point to point courses, the repeat circuit or loop format allows for easy crew access and increased social connection.
The Course and Cuts
To keep up with Ian's, perhaps intentional, tradition... the course WILL be different in some manor from year's prior. We will try to get out ahead with course maps and updates. We can promise there will be climbing...
We're looking into details of what exactly to get ya. Virgil has a history of some pretty cool, locally sourced finishers giveaways, those WILL be in the mix. As far as what exactly is included in your entry... we'll get ya something snazzy.
Timeline & Logistics
Timeline will be updated shortly. we're working on a new site. The important stuff is here up there on the right.. date and your start time depending on distance. Everything else will come soon.
Pacers and Poles?
100 Mile entrants are permitted pacers at or after 50 miles, or nightfall. All entrants are permitted to use poles, and those over 50 miles who used them in 2021 largely found them beneficial. The only request we're making, is they MUST fit in a drop bag if they're left at an aid station, for us to either bring to or bring back.
We'll work hard to make sure the stations are crew accessible. The start finish will be for sure, and will be at least one aid throughout course. Others will be updated soon.
Wanna get a feel for the course and event through images? Check out the 2021 photo set from Ron Heerkens Jr: https://galleries.goatfactorymedia.com/virgilcrestultras2021-rnr/full/
Event's current local time: 4:39 AM ET