The 3rd Annual Buffalo Mountain Endurance Runs will be October 2-3, 2021. This year will be completely different with a Saturday Morning start time. However, still join us Friday night for a pre-race cookout and hang out by the fire with some of the best folks around. I wanted to try something new this year and we will decide if it works. We will be at the beautiful Camp at Buffalo Mountain, 201 Methodist Camp Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659
I just love this location- it is family-friendly, beautiful views and more TREES!!
Course will be the same as last year. It will be a 1 mile- 1.25 mile loop which is mainly paved road, but a bit of trail and grass to change it up a bit. It is NOT flat at all, but the location and scenery make up for all the uphill and downhill. This course is not record setting, so just come enjoy being with your friends and fellow runners. Here is the Strava link to give you an idea. It is mostly on paved road, even if Strava makes it look like trail. https://strava.app.link/XFnnWt6nPib
There will be primitive camping available with access to bathhouse/showers. There are no RV sites at the Camp. However the Retreat Center has rooms available for rent- bedrooms, bathrooms and air-conditioning or heat (depending on the weather).
If you would like to reserve a room at the Retreat Center or a bunk bed in the cabin, please contact the Camp directly. Their number (423) 753-3604. They are open business hours 9am-5pm Mon-Sat and 1pm-5pm Sun. It is wedding season, so there may not be anyone in the office to take your calls, so just leave a message. They will return your call when they can. This is a small family business, so it may take a few days to get back to you.
Check-in for all runners will be on Friday, Oct 1, 2021, from 5 PM- 7PM or Saturday morning 6AM-10AM (depending on your event). You can set up camp on Friday. You will be allowed to change events on Ultrasignup and then on Race Day before your event starts. Once the race begins, no drop downs/switches will be allowed. Saturday night runners can check in anytime on Saturday until 7PM.
There will be one Aid Station at the end of the loop, near the bathhouse and pool. This aid station will be fully stocked with hot and cold food. There will be the usual food/drinks- water, electrolyte drink, energy gels, cookies, fruit, potato chips, chocolate, pretzels, pb&j, broth, etc. There will be pancakes, bacon, pizza and tator tots throughout the weekend. The grill will be up and running all weekend. If you have special dietary needs/electrolyte drinks, please plan to bring your own food, but let me know as well. Runners will be allowed to set up personal supplies at their tent site or their car. There will be a bath house with flush toilets and showers at the Aid Station.
This year I will be staggering start times for the different events to keep fresh faces and running legs on the course. The start time will be 7AM on Saturday morning, October 2, for the 36Hours. 8AM for the 24 Hour. 9AM for the Saturday 12 hour, 10AM for the Saturday 6 Hour, and 11AM for the 3 Hour. 7PM for 12 Hour Saturday night. Sunday 6 Hour will start Sunday 1pm.
This year, the shirts will be a heather Navy and the hoodie will be a solid navy. There will be the option to get the Tri-Blend T-shirts for $18, Long Sleeve Tri-Blend for $25 or solid Navy Hoodie Sweatshirt for $35. Sizes XS-XXXL. I am going to change up the design a bit for the 2021 race. I will post pictures of the t-shirt color with the old race design to give you an idea of what the shirt will look like.
100 mile Buckles
100 mile buckles will be available for those runners who make it that far. Each buckle is hand made by my husband.
No pacers on the course, please. This venue is too small for extra non-registered folks to be on the course.
Also, no dogs on the course please. Due to my liability insurance, I cannot allow dogs on the course. If you or family member brings a pet, please keep it on a leash at all times and DO NOT leave unattended.
Friday night Food/Bonfire before the Race
Friday night before the race, let's all get together and have a cookout. Tony will probably smoke some ribs again with baked potatoes. There are grills available as well, so we can cook up some burgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers and anything else you would like. We can all hang out by the bonfire and catch up with each other, then everyone go to sleep and get up the next morning to run!
No refunds, transfers or deferments on this event because most of the money is already spent. Then I donate the rest of proceeds to charity- last year I donated to St. Jude, local animal shelters, Salvation Army, Hurricane Relief Funds, National Stroke Association, as well as the local Foster Children Associations in the Tri-Cites area. Also if you purchase a shirt and you don't show up to the race, I will not mail the shirt. I hardly ever go to the post office and ultimately I will forget.
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