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The start/finish of the MMT 100, taken on a brilliant afternoon of the 2017 race.

Keith Knipling

Crew Instructions

While crews are welcome at the MMT, they can cause congestion and related problems. Crews must comply with the provisions on this page. Race management reserves the right to take action on violations of these provisions ranging from a warning, to exclusion of the crew from an aid stations or all aid stations, and finally to disqualification of the runner whom the crew is supporting.

Rhonda Stricklett gets a little help from her crew at the 2012 MMT
Rhonda Stricklett gets a little help from her crew at the 2012 MMT.

Locations of aid stations with crew access

Aid StationMileageCutoffCell signalNotesMap
2. Edinburg Gap12.1 mi7:50 am
5. Elizabeth Furnace33.3 mi2:30 pm
6. Shawl Gap Parking38.0 mi4:10 pm
9. Habron Gap Parking54.0 mi9:00 pm
10. Camp Roosevelt63.9 mi1:15 am 
11. Gap Creek69.6 mi3:45 am 
12. Visitor Center78.1 mi7:30 am 
14. Picnic Area87.9 mi11:00 am 
Route 211 East89.6 mi 
15. Gap Creek II96.8 mi2:00 pm 

Notes

  • Cutoffs are on Sunday.
  • Crew checkpoint (not an aid station).

When will my runner arrive?

The chart below will give you an idea.

Approximate arrival times at the aid stations. Front-of-the-pack runners will be closer to the left-hand side of the boxes while back-of-the-pack will be towards the right.

Overall Rules

Crewing at MMT is a thrill
Crewing at MMT is a thrill.

Violation of these rules can lead to the exclusion of the crew from the aid station or all later aid stations or disqualification of the runner.

  • Crews are permitted only at certain aid stations. The one exception is the 211E Parking Area, which is a checkpoint, not an aid station. Crews and pacers may only meet their runners within 200 feet of a designated aid station.
  • Crews may not meet runners at other places on the course due to limited parking, access, and safety.
  • There are special parking rules for the Visitors’ Center and Picnic Area aid stations and the checkpoint at the crossing of Route US 211.
  • Among other things, your crew and pacer may have only one vehicle (they may not have separate cars) and must have a parking pass for that vehicle that will be issued at runner check in.
  • If a pacer needs to leave a car at the south end of the course, he or she may do so at the 211E parking area or the Visitors’ Center parking lot and must have a parking permit. Each runner will receive only one parking permit whether he/she has a pacer or not. (Runners in the Solo Division will not receive a parking pass.) Pacers may not leave a car at Camp Roosevelt, but that point is a short walk from the Caroline Furnace Camp where you may leave a car. (It’s about a mile from the parking at Caroline Furnace to Camp Roosevelt.) Pacers’ cars may not be left at Gap Creek.
  • Crews are required to comply with the parking instructions of aid station personnel. We must restrict parking in many areas for safety reasons and Forest Service requirements.
  • Crews may not be allowed in certain portions of the aid station areas. Please note that if an area is cordoned off, you as crew are not allowed into these “runner only” areas.
  • If your runner drops out, he or she must return the bib number to the aid station captain. Don’t drive away with a runner who has a bib number on!

Other considerations

Aid station food

Volunteer Samantha Neakrase cooks breakfast at an aid station during the 2015 MMT 100
Volunteer Samantha Neakrase cooks breakfast at an aid station during the 2015 MMT 100.

Aid station food is intended for the runners, not the crews. Please don’t take food or drink from the aid stations unless it is offered to you first. Some food might be in short supply, especially sandwiches, hot soup, or other warm food prized by runners. Your cooperation with aid station volunteers is appreciated.

Cell phones

There is cell phone coverage over some parts of the course, but it is sporadic. Cell phones work if you are on the top of the mountain, but not if you are “in a hole” in Fort Valley. (Fort Valley is where the start/finish is.) The table below indicates which aid stations

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed at the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp (the start/finish). This is both a Camp rule and a rule we want to enforce. The Camp is congested and has much food around. Please do not bring a dog on the property.

Elsewhere on the course, do not bring a dog into any aid station.

Restrooms

Except were noted, there are no restroom facilities or running water on the course or in the aid stations.

Insect repellant

Don’t forget it. You will be around grass, weeds, and woods both at the aid stations and the start/finish. Be particularly careful of ticks.

Driving directions to crew-accessible aid stations

Please refer to our participants’ guide for detailed driving directions to the crew-accessible aid stations.