COVID-19 Guidelines

Visit to read our Covid19 Guidelines & Operating Plans for the 2020 race. This operations plan outlines the guidelines and steps to be taken by representatives of the No Business 100 Endurance Run being held on October 16-17, 2020. These guidelines takes into consideration recommendations provided by the CDC and operational guidance from the Tennessee Governor’s Economic Recovery Group for risk mitigation of COVID-19 transmission.

No Business 100

The No Business 100 is a single loop 100 mile trail ultra. Each year, we reverse the direction of the course running it in the clockwise direction in even years and counter clockwise in odd years.

The course traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area across the state line into Kentucky and back on some of the oldest trails in the southeast.

Along the way participants will pass through towering sandstone arches & rockhouses, gaze upon spectacular overlooks & waterfalls, and visit abandoned farms and homesteads including the No Business settlement. This epic journey is an adventure through some of the most scenic and wild areas in the region.

With over 14,000 ft of climbing and 14,000 ft of decent, combined with the technical terrain make the No Business 100 a challenging and unique hundred mile course.

Our website is being updated with the new race information but more details include the course map will be found on the official race website at

There is a 33 hour cutoff for this race in both directions.

NEW Start/Finish Location for 2020

We're moving!! Starting in 2020, the No Business 100 will have a new home base where we will start and finish the race. The new start/finish will be at the Pickett State Park Group Camp in Jamestown, TN.

We know the bridge finish at Blue Heron will be missed and we wouldn't make this move unless we felt like it would make the race experience better overall. Running the race out of Blue Heron has been memorable but not without it's challenges. With this move, we feel not only will it make things easier for our race staff but more importantly, create a more community feel before and after the race.

Everything will be in one place and it's all ours. We have reserved the Group Camp so it's all ours for race weekend. The Group Camp gives us onsite lodging at the start/finish with 6 bunkhouses that will sleep over 120 people. At a minimal cost, runners will be able to reserve bunks for themselves and any crew. We'll also have camping available at the Group Camp and there are also cabins and a campground at Pickett State Park. Lodging now is literally onsite or just 2 miles away.

We also get access to a large dining hall with kitchen right on site to host all our pre and post race activities. This gives us a facility that can handle all weather conditions right there at the start/finish. There's also the bonus of being able to apply for a alcohol permit for the weekend.

Some additional benefits include closer proximity of aid stations, accessibility for crew and volunteers, space, storage.

All in all, we believed this move will make for an even better race experience.

NEW Start Day and Time

In 2020 we will start the No Business 100 on Friday, October 16th at 11am. With the move to the Group Camp and everything that comes with it, we felt like a Friday start would give us the opportunity to have more of a post race celebration on Saturday evening when the race comes to an official end.

Course and Cutoffs

You'll still get a chance to cross the bridge at Blue Heron. The updated 2020 course will now include the Blue Heron Loop.
View course map on Caltopo.

The 2020 course total distance is approximately 102 miles. The cutoff will be 33 hours. We will be running the course in the reverse direction from 2019 leaving from the Group Camp towards Pickett State Park and then towards Bandy Creek first.

Required Volunteer or Trail Work

We have waived the volunteer/trail work requirement for 2020
For 2020 we are requiring at least 8 hours of volunteering at another race or trail maintenance. A form will be posted on our website for you to fill out and submit. This form must be submitted by October 8, 2020.


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