No Business 100 October 16-17 2020

Join us Friday, October 16th through Saturday, October 17th, 2020 for year 4 of the No Business Hundred. A single 100 mile loop course hosted out of Pickett CCC Memorial State Park in Jamestown, Tennessee. The BSFARC will be providing communications again this year

The No Business Hundred is a 102.3 mile loop course with over 15,000 feet of ascent that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The course begins in Tennessee crosses the state line into Kentucky and loops back around on some of the most scenic & picturesque trails in the southeast. Each year they reverse the direction of the course. The total race cutoff time is 33 hours but we only provide communications for select areas and limited hours. Aid stations are identified below as to our need and who has volunteered already.

The race will have a time-trial type set up or “hot start” which will allow runners to start individually or in small groups of associated participants (family members or participants that live together) at any time between 10:00AM – 12:00PM Central Time. This is a staggered start which will help disburse the runners even more.

They will hold an online live-streamed briefing  one week prior to the race on Friday, October 9th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM EST. A question and answer session will follow the briefing. The briefing and Q&A will be recorded and made available to view online for those who can not attend. All runners, pacers, crew welcome to participate. 

Matt KK4YKN is our club coordinator for this years event and he will be updating everyone as additional information becomes available.

Download the current race map with assignments below:

Aid Stations

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be set up and positioned as runners enter the aid-station, and their use is MANDATORY.
  • Volunteers and Runners and Pacers are required to wear face covering (masks) when entering an aid station.
  • Crews and Spectators WILL NOT BE PERMITTED into the aid station areas and must practice social distancing (masks recommended if they can not meet social distancing requirements).
  • They are waiving the 400 yard radius rule for receiving aid at Crew Permitted Aid Stations. Runners will be permitted to leave these aid stations and meet with their crews where they are set up.
  • Signage will be posted to remind crews and spectators that they are not permitted to enter aid stations.

All times are in Central Time as that is where the race originates and ends. Ideally you would staff the aid station for the entire period but we need all the help we can get! Our aid station is to be staffed until at least the cutoff time or all runners are accounted for. Cut off times are indicated below as an ending time.

Group Camp is the start and finish 10:00am CST to ???
Need Morning-Afternoon Operators
KN4YKN Matt Reed & KN4ZHL Irene Reed (Overnight session)

Aid Station # 1 - Pickett State Park 8.4 miles
Staffed by others as within range of their EMA handheld radios 

Aid Station # 2 - Sawmill 13.8 miles
Staffed by others as within range of their EMA handheld radios

Aid Station # 3 - Charit Creek 21.1 miles
12:45pm to 6:45pm (cutoff) CST
KI4LCH Greg Wagner
KE4SJD Joe Cross

This requires a team that can hike in carrying everything as there is no power here. It is a 1-mile moderate hike and hand held radios with external antennas have been used in the past. Restrooms are available. This aid statin is limited to workers only and no racer crews are permitted.

Aid Station #4 - Bandy Creek 25.6 miles
1:30pm to 8:15pm CST
RADIO OPERATOR NEEDED
The aid station is located in a small picnic shelter with restrooms within walking distance. A vehicle can be parked nearby as well. There is electricity there and picnic tables but your own chair will make it even better! Please note that the racer's crew may be present at this aid-station.

Aid Station #5 - Grand Gap 30.2 miles
2:15pm to 9:40pm CST
RADIO OPERATOR NEEDED
A vehicle may be parked adjacent to the aid station and a mobile radio utilized. There may be minimal walking to provide information to the aid station workers that may be at the trail head. This aid station is limited to workers only and no racer crews are permitted. There are no restrooms here.

Aid Station # 6 - Duncan Hollow 37.5 miles
KD2LSA Dinah Wagner
WB3AJS Lee Wagner

3:30pm to 12am ) CST
This aid station is at the end of Duncan Hollow (accessible by car). There are no restrooms or electric located there. This aid station is limited to workers only and no racer crews are permitted at this aid station.

Aid Station # 7 - Laurel Hill 47.1 miles
Staffed by others as within range of their EMA handheld radios

Aid Station # 8 - Ledbetter 55.6 miles
Staffed by others as within range of their EMA handheld radios

Aid Station # 9 - Blue Heron 62.8
8:00pm Friday to 8:00am Saturday CST
KI4LCH Greg Wagner
Additional RADIO OPERATOR(s) NEEDED

The exact location and nature of the aid station is unknown. There are restrooms at the train station and concession stand band some will be open. Electric is available at the train station and concession stand but not on or near the bridge. Connection to the 145.350 repeater has not been verified. Please note that the racer's crew may be present at this aid-station.

Aid Station #10 - Blue Heron Loop 69.2 miles

Aid Station # 11 - Bald Knob 76.6 miles
Staffed by others as within range of their EMA handheld radios

Aid Station # 12 - Spring Branch 82.4 miles
Staffed by others as within range of their EMA handheld radios

Aid Station # 13 - Peters Mountain 87.9 miles
this will be a repeater site for the EMA radios

Aid Station # 14 = Great Meadows 92.2 miles
Staffed by others as within range of their EMA handheld radios

Aid Station # 15 - Blevins Cemetery 98.1 miles
Staffed by others as within range of their EMA handheld radios

Finish Line - Group Camp 102.3 miles
  1. Do not participate in a multi-operator aid station if you are ill or have been in the last 48 hours.
  2. Do not participate in a multi-operator aid station if you have been in close contact with a COVID-19 victim.
  3. Do not participate in a multi-operator aid station if you have a new loss of taste or smell.
  4. Wear a mask if possible.
  5. Stay six feet from other operators.
  6. Wipe down shared equipment with sanitizing wipes when changing operators.