8/28/2017

Welcome to the Shenandoah Mountain 100

The deal with the host location - Stokesville Campground:

The Campground is oepn to racers and volunteers only for this weekend. We have limited RV spots with power and hook ups. Those are an additional $150
for the 3 days with advance reservation only.
Please pack you trash out with you - if you don't have room please drop it at the pavilion before you leave- do not put trash in the in-ground trash containers!!!
Do not drive into the marked off areas of the campground.
Enjoy yourself and be thoughtful of the property!

As this event has grown, we don't have extra room for racer guests who are not interested in volunteering. It has become increasingly difficult to guess the amount of food we will need and we do not want to short any racers who are having a very long day on the bike. We ask that any guests let us know they are coming in advance and pay $50 for Saturday and Sunday's festivities or $20 for either day- not including beer consumption. If you are drinking beer please add money accordingly. The "Donation Basket" will be at the start of the food line.

Camping Prior to Friday or Past Monday is permitted but not included in your entry.
$50 - premium RV
$40 - Back in RV $30 Family tent no electric one vehicle ($10 addtl Per Vehicle)
$15 - Per 1st person $10 for 2nd person $5 for additonals per vehicle.

Important information about how the race works:

You will need lights on your bike to pass Aid Station 5 after 4:20 p.m. You must leave at station #5 no later than 6:30 or you will have to be taken to station #6 where you may resume the course. If you withdraw before finishing please let an Aid Station Manager or finish Official know that you are out of the event. Course Marshall's don't count! You will not receive your participation award until you have finished the race or checked in with the proper authorities. Aid Stations will be stocked with Water, Hammer Gel, HEED, sports drinks, cookies, trail mix, Pringles, energy bars, P B & J's, and some fruit. We have a zero tolerance towards gel packets, please empty the contents of any gel you may prefer to use other than Hammer Gel into the Gel Flasks we will provide for you at registration. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday September 1st
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Noon Campground opens

Saturday September 2nd

4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Registration and Packet Pickup
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pasta Dinner
7:00 p.m. Kitchen Clean up Crew NEEDED!
8:00 p.m. Pre Race Meeting - not mandatory anymore
9:00 p.m. Time to start chilling out!!!
11:00 p.m. Pavilion lights OUT!! *** Enforced this year!!!***

Sunday September 3rd

5:00 a.m. Wake up call begins
6:15 a.m. corral for the start - below the observatory
6:30 a.m. Race Starts - when vision is adequate
2:00 p.m. Expect Finishers
4:00 p.m.- last finisher Dinner
7:00 p.m. Podium Awards
not before 5:00 p.m. Aid station supply pickup for #3 & #4 at Pavilion
not before 8:00 p.m. Aid station supply pickup for #2, #5 & #6 at Pavilion

Monday September 4th

Late Afternoon Campground Closes - staying past is allowed at normal rates

Here are some FAQ's to help answer some of the questions you may have!
 
Email us if you have any other questions!
I am registered for the SM100 this year and I was looking over some of the updates on your web page for the event. I'm a little confused about the Aid Station Description. You mention we are allowed 2 drops. You'll provide the 1 gal. bags. (Correct -2 bags total and we deliver to the stations you choose) Is the intent that we put stuff in the bags and mark it w/our name and the number of the Aid Station we want it at and you get it there? (yes- except you drop it off in a designated area in the staging area the night before) Or, are the Aid Station drops pre-designated. (No-except no drops at #1) You mention that lights are required after Aid Station #5. So, I assume that at least one bag must contain lights and will go to Aid Station #5. Is this correct? (Correct) You state that we might need two lights if we start Aid Station #5 in the dark, please confirm if my understanding is correct. (We need to assume that if you do not leave #5 by 4:30 ish that you may not get off the mountain till dark or about 7:30 because of the speed you have been traveling. A mechanical would definitely put you at #6 after dark. If you don't get to #5 till 7:30 you will kill your lights getting to #6 in the dark and will need another set to get to the finish. If that could be your situation then your drops are both used at #5 and #6- no other drops) Otherwise, you will be providing food and drink at the Aid Stations. The food we should put into the bags might be addtl. gels or other special foods/drinks that we might need, is this correct? (Correct) Will the 9:00 - 11:00 PM Aid station supply drop at the pavilion be the return of our bagged gear from the Aid Stations? (Correct- I will have pickups for #3 and #4 at 6 PM. We will not have supplies from #5 and #6 back to the race start until after all racers have passed the stations-that can take till about 9:00 PM)