Due to Covid-19, the 2020 running of the Shut-In Ridge Trail Race will be a virtual race. More details are to come. Registration will take place here, on Ultrasignup.
There will be no participant limit.
Participants are not required to race by themselves. Participants may race together, though we are encouraging people to keep group sizes small due to Covid-19.
Finishers will be able to count this year's race towards the "# of Shut-In's completed" in future lottery years.
Due to the virtual nature of this event, there will be no cut-off times, though runners must complete the race in a reasonable time-frame.
New Temporary Course Changes for 2020
Entries - Special COVID Update
Women - CHERI ROSENBLATT - 2:41:24
Men - SHILOH MIELKE - 2:16:55
Because this is a virtual race, there will be no participant cap.
The origins of the Shut In race date back to December 13, 1980, when some 64 intrepid men and women assembled to clamor over rocks, roots, and fallen leaves as they followed the trail of the same name originally blazed by George Vanderbilt that led from his home, Biltmore, to his hunting lodge up on Mount Pisgah. Runners have continued that tradition now for 40 years, making Shut In one of the oldest continuous-running races in the region. This year will be the 41th running of the event.
Due to this being a virtual race, there will be NO aid stations. Particpants must coordinate their own "aid stations". This can involve having your crew meet you at the Blue Ridge Parkway intersections and/or other creative methods.
As with past years, participants are allowed to receive aid from their crew at any of the points where the course intersects the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Local time: 12:46 PM
When you park along the parkway, all four wheels must be off the parkway. If you don't park in this manner, a large fine may be incurred from the park service. DO not direct or stop traffic on the parkway. runners must always yield to cars. Parking for the race is at the lower lot at Mt. Pisgah and a lot 1/4 mile down the parkway from the Mt. Pisgah turn off. You can also park along the road leading up to the finish line and the parkway itself. Runners are responsible for their own transport back after the race.