5th Annual Iron Mountain 100k
Sunday June 30th, 2013
*Price Increase to $120 on June 1st*
- 2012 RESULTS HERE -
RESULTS HERE -
- 2010 RESULTS HERE -
Everyone had an awesome time rocking the trails down in the Mountain Rogers NRA for the Iron Mountain 100K. Trail conditions, the weather, the racers, and the support crews were awesome!
Camping Area (no campfires) and Start
/Finish - 2
different places in the Town of Damascus, VA (.3 miles apart)
and Number pick up - 7:00 - 9:00 pm Saturday night and 7:00 - 7:30 am Sunday
Post event feast at Damascus Town Park 2:00 pm til 6:00 pm
We'd like to thank the local shops helping with the 2012 event! Visit them to get geared up and for more information on the fantastic riding in the Mount Rogers area!
Damascus Cycle Works, full service Bicycle shop in Damascus, VA
Piney Flats Bicycles and Fitness, located in Piney Flats, TN can get you rolling and has a great selection of fitness gear!
Mountain Sports, Ltd. in Bristol, VA - were not at the 2012 event - hope to have them back for 2013!!
Highlands Ski and Outdoor Center in Abingdon, VA - hoping to see these guys back for 2013 too.
Map of the Iron
Mountain 100K route - not very good detail
Maps below are better detail - broken down into smaller segments of the course
Start to Aid Station #1 , #1 to #2, #2 to #3, #3 to #4, #4 to Finish
full service aid stations are #2 at the bottom of Jerrys Creek Trail and #3
at Skulls Gap. They will have Water, HEED, Coke, PB&J's, Figs, and other
tasty treats, and you can drop a bag we will provide at either Station.
Aid Station #1 and #4 will have Water, HEED, Medical and Mechanical support. We will provide Hammer Gel packets that you must use at the aid stations. For the 2012 event we will be adding Coke to station 3 and 4, with station 4 getting salts and sweets!
Damascus is called "Trail Town" because the Appalachian Trail and the Creeper Trail pass right through the historic downtown. Bicycle advocates are also creating a Great Eastern Trail Bicycle Route that passes through Damascus too. This route is under development and utilizes the Iron Mountain Trail and the Highlands Horse Trail in the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area. The GET Bicycle Route links to the New River Trail and onto Blacksburg where it gets back on singletrack and joins the existing GET at the southern end of the Shenandoah Mountain Trail. Sorry about that tangent! Back on track to the amazing crew that has helped get the Iron Mountain 100K off the ground. The idea man David Witt along with Casey Bledsoe, Greg Norman, Bill Misty and Debbie Tilson, Dennett Dwyer, Brian Combs, Howard Roland (the radio crew) and the Town of Damascus have all pulled together behind the event to make it happen - THANKS!
Brian and TJ from Piney Flats Bicycles and Fitness down in Tennesee were amazing as they ran both Aid Stations #1 & #3 with Ann, Ruthie and Henry Brown. Mark Prater brought his crew out and did a bang up job on #2 at the bottom of Jerry's Creek trail. Make sure you keep your eye open for their event in 2013 - Karl's Kalidescope. Zach Watson of Damascus Cycle Works took a long pull running Aid Station #4 at the bottom of one of us favorite trails - Chestnut Ridge. HUGE thanks to all the helpers- the Moon Stompers for sweeping, Joe T, Brian and Brian and the Tilsons!!!
The Iron Mountain 100K is a Shenandoah Mountain Touring, LLC event - www.MountainTouring.com