30 runners, each race distance.
Even at our current number of entrants, usually one runner each year sustains an injury. Hosting more runners would increase the probability that we would have to deal with more than one injury at a time, which could be more of a problem for ourselves and for those runners. We are not trained medical people, and so our plan for helping any seriously injured runners is to help them get to the hospital in Susquehanna. Although this is a free event and runners understand that they are to be self-sufficient, we still feel a responsibility to be as available as possible to monitor runners and help any guests who are in need. Having more volunteers and pacers would greatly encourage us to increase the size of the starting field.
Other Distance Options
Any runner who would like to complete a distance that's not either 50 or 100 miles is invited to volunteer as a pacer. All pacers are able to be listed on the official results page. Additionally, pacers and other volunteers get first dibs on next-year's entrant slots.
$0.00. That's right, nothing. We like to think of our race one of those priceless experiences at the end of a long list of prior investments.
Those who wish to donate to the other VTU runners should bring some aid-station food or drinks to share.
David Kennedy and Carl Albright
2016 registration opens on January 2. To enter, send an email with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: