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Crew Directions (crews allowed access to all aid stations except Rowland Creek)

2013 is the first year I've included the Google Maps links to the aid stations.  The aid stations that are accessed by gravel road (FS 90 & Hurricane) map not be exact.  Feedback is appreciated.


Race Start (Damascus Town Park)

 

Damascus Town Park to Straight Branch (~ 4.5 miles, 10 minutes driving time)

  1. North past Red Caboose
  2. Right on Laurel St. (Hw 58 E) (1.5 miles)
  3. Follow Hw 58 E through Damascus (several sharp curves are made)
  4. Follow Hw 58 E out of town
  5. Take a left to remain on Hw 58 E toward Independence (3.0 miles)
  6. Right into parking area for Straight Branch (look for wooden VA Creeper sign)

Straight Branch


Straight Branch to FS 90 (~4.1 miles, 20 minutes driving time)

  1. East (right) on Hw 58 E (2.8 miles)
  2. Left on FS 90 (gravel road, follow 1.3 miles)
  3. Aid station at top of mountain

FS 90

 

[Crew for 16 mile runners skip to "FS 90 to Damascus Town Park."] 

 

FS 90 to Skulls Gap (N) (~10.2 miles, 30 minutes driving time)

For this section, once on asphalt, you will stay on the same road, but it changes names several times

  1. South on FS 90 back down the mountain (1.3 miles)
  2. Left on Hw 58 E (follow for 3.7 miles)
  3. Straight onto 603 (follow for 2.8 miles)
  4. Past Konnarock stay left following the sign for Bike Route 76. After about 100 yards this becomes 600 (follow for 2.4 miles)
  5. Aid station is on your left at intersection with FS 84

Skulls Gap (N)

 

[Crew for 30 mile runners skip to "Skulls Gap to FS 90."]

 

Skulls Gap to Hurricane Gap (~4.6 miles, 30 minutes driving time)

  1. East on FS 84 (gravel road – follow 4.6 miles)
  2. Look carefully for a hiking sign on right that indicates a trail crossing (or other parked cars).
  3. Park and walk North down the dirt road past gate about 400 meters

Hurricane Gap


[Stay put -- Runners will return to Hurricane Gap after another 10 miles of running.]

 

Hurricane Gap to Skulls Gap (S) (~5.0 miles, 30 minutes driving time)

  1. West on FS 84 (4.6 miles)
  2. Left on 600 (0.4  miles) – aid station is on the right


Skulls Gap (S)

 

Skulls Gap to FS 90 (~ 9.8 miles, 30 minutes driving time)

For this section, you will stay on the same road until turning on FS 90, but it changes names several times

  1. South on 600 (follow for 2.0 miles)
  2. Stay right following sign for Bike Route 76. Continue on 603 (follow for 2.8 miles)
  3. Straight onto Hw 58 W (3.7 miles)
  4. Right on FS 90 (Gravel) (1.3 miles)

FS 90

 

FS 90 to Damascus Town Park (~8.6 miles, 30 minutes driving time)

  1. South on FS 90 (1.3 miles)
  2. Right on Hw 58 W (follow for 5.8 miles)
  3. Right on Hw 58 W (where it merges with Hw 91) (1.5 miles)
  4. Follow Hw 58 W through town
  5. Left at red caboose

Race Finish (Damascus Town Park) 

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