- Fri Sep 30, 2022
- Start location
- Start time
- 10:00 am
- 107.8 miles
- Total ascent/descent
- 22,300 feet
- Aid stations
- Habron Gap (9.0 miles)
- Veach West (21.2 miles)
- Buzzard Rock Trailhead (31.4 miles)
- Elizabeth Furnace (37.5 miles)
- Woodstock Tower (50.1 miles)
- Edinburg Gap (58.3 miles)
- Gap Creek I (68.9 miles)
- Unattended Water Drop (76.8 miles)
- Picnic Area I (81.4 miles)
- Picnic Area II (91.3 miles)
- Unattended Water Drop (96.0 miles)
- Gap Creek II (101.7 miles)
The start of the inaugural Massanutten’s Revenge 100 Miler will be Friday morning, September 30th, at 10am. This should allow for runners and volunteers to sleep at home Thursday night, if they wish, and still make it out for the start without too much problem.
Speaking of volunteers, like all VHTRC events, we can’t pull these events off without your help. So, I am actively recruiting volunteers for this “long” weekend. I expect and understand that most can’t commit to the whole time and that is perfectly fine - many hands make light work (the VHTRC way). So, if you have a chunk of time that you can help out on Friday Sept 30th, Saturday Oct 1st or Sunday morning Oct 2nd, I would love to hear from you, so I look forward to your email. Thank you.
The course will start and end at Camp Roosevelt. It is run in the “reverse” direction of MMT (i.e. start by going up Stephens Trail, finish stumbling north on Duncan Hollow), incorporates much of what is, or what once was the MMT course, but substitutes the road sections with trail. The Revenge allows no respite from the road. And of course you will climb Waterfall twice. Lucky you.
This is not a “beginner event”. Consider it a “graduate” level 100. There will be no dedicated course markings, just the existing trail blazing which can be rather faded at times, and difficult to make out, particularly at night. The ideal Revenge candidate would have multiple MMT finishes, finished The Ring and Reverse Ring and have participated in the other shorter VHTRC event offerings such as EFA, WTF, CFA, Boyers, MMT training runs, etc, and otherwise be familiar with all the various trails in the Massanuttens. Runners with multiple 100 finishes over a period of several+ years may also be acceptable candidates.
This is a VHTRC “fat-ass” event so there is no fee to enter. However, entrants will be assigned aid/supplies to provide similar to what we do in our other “fat-ass” events.
For this initial running this year, there is a crew requirement for the “second half” for all participants starting at some point Saturday morning, somewhere in the range of 20 to 24 hours after the start (TBD).
To give the honest mid-pack runner a fighting chance on this course, the overall cut-off will likely be somewhere in the 42 to 44 hour range. However, for this initial running, since runners will be required to have dedicated crew for the second half, I plan to be somewhat flexible with the cut-offs allowing for up to, but not exceeding, a 48 hours to finish.
Pacers will be permitted starting at some point in the second half of the course (TBD).
There will be a Zoom call a couple of weeks before the event to go over the course, answer any questions and essentially serve as the pre-run brief. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please send me an email.
Last updated September 30, 2022
Club Event Participant Medical Policy
This is an event with very real risks to your well being. The VHTRC does not provide medical care for runners at this event. Runners are responsible for their own health, safety, and well being at this event. No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along the course, at any aid station, or at the finish. The club does not supply any medical goods or services, including bandages, splints, antiseptic, or Ibuprofen or any other drugs to maintain the health of runners. Physical, medical, and emergency care is the runners' responsibility. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured runner as soon as possible. Since most of our events are in remote areas, medical care may be far away in distance or time. Each year, runners finish — or are forced to drop out — with scrapes, deep cuts, hematomas, dislocations, and sprains. Runners have experienced cuts, bruises, bee stings, and asthma attacks. This is an event with very real risks.