The second annual Rock/Creek Stillhouse 100k trail run consists of an out-and-back of the cult classic, point-to-point, Upchuck 50k that runs on the technically challenging single track of the Cumberland Trail. This course has huge climbs and descents into Soddy Creek, Possum Creek, and Rock Creek. One of the best 50k courses you will ever do, the “double” will easily be one of the harder 100k courses in the Southeast. This is a serious endeavor and will quite possibly be your hardest 100k effort to date. There will only be three aid stations outbound--roughly every 10 miles. There will be a required equipment/gear list. With close to 12,000ft of elevation gain, this is a difficult run and will not be open for beginner ultra runners. It is the perfect course to test the mettle of those seasoned ultra runners looking to take the next step towards a 100 miler. Registration will be capped at 125 participants and prerequisite experience will be required and scrutinized.
STILL HAND- NEW**
The Still Hand Category consists of two-person teams COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTED: no drop bags, no aid station food/water, no support personnel, no pacers. You and your partner will be responsible for all food and hydration with zero outside support. You'll receive unique bibs and will be checkpointed at every AS.
So what is a Still Hand?
A Still Hand was a person that worked a Still site (or Stillhouse). A lot of times, a moonshiner would have just one Still Hand. They worked the site, kept a watchful eye for Reveneurs, and stayed right by the moonshiner-a true partner in crime!!
For race purposes, a Still Hand will be a race partner that starts, runs and finishes the race with you. Get separated............get DQ'ed--
Minimum required gear:
- Hydration pack/vest/belt
- minimum of 1 liter/40oz. of water
- shell jacket (wind or rain)
- Insulating layer
- beanie (weather dependent)
- gloves (weather dependent)
- headlamp/flashlight (w/ extra batteries)
- emergency blanket (weather dependent)
We recommend having a drop bag for the turnaround at mile 31 (Legget Rd. Trailhead Aid Station) with change of clothes, socks, shoes, etc.
Pacer's will be allowed from the turnaround (mile 31) at the Legget Road aid Station.
Local time: 2:57 PM