Virgil Crest Ultras

Word on Crews and Directions to Aid Stations

Crews are permitted to access runners at each / every Aid Station, but only providing aid within that aid station area (i.e. just outside of Aid Station at a car parked there is okay). 2 of the 4 have open access (Hurt Locker and Hope Lake), 2 are tighter / bit rougher on road surface (4 wheel drive and some clearance is nice, especially if it's wet) and need you to only drive in in a singular direction (JK's Crossing and the Gravel Pit):

Hurt Locker / Greek Peak

Hurt Locker (base of Greek Peak Alpine resort) is the Start / Finish as well as centralized Aid Station that all distances will hit more than once. There's ample parking, restrooms in the lodge, Trax Restaurant with huge front deck overlooking where runners will be coming in / out and finishing.

JK's Crossing

JK's Crossing is Aid Station 1 & 2 and located in the James Kennedy State Forest. It's hit twice each time the 15.5 mile loop is run per the figure 8 pinch format in that loop. Please follow the below directions and both drive in / park in only this direction on Cortwright / O'dell Rds...otherwise it's gonna get tight, congested, and cause problems for you and runners.

To get there from Greek Peak, take a left out of Greek Peaks' parking area onto Rt. 392. In 2.3 miles take a left onto Van Donsel Rd. In 1.1 miles turn right onto Bleck Rd. In approximately 1 mile take caution as runners may be crossing the road coming off of Hauk Hill Rd (from your left to right) and at mile 2 take a left onto Cortwright Rd. In 0.7 miles Cortwright Rd becomes Odell Rd with a slight right around the point where Hauk Hill Rd emerges from your left. I'd like the first car there to park before / or south of that Hauk Hill Rd intersection at a place far enough on the right shoulder where other cars can pass to your left. Access to the aid station is just a bit ahead to your right and uphill on foot. When leaving, continue approximately 1 mile up O'Dell Rd (also be mindful of runners on the road) to a left on Van Donsel, and return to Greek Peak and the Hurt Locker AS the way you came.

Gravel Pit

The Gavel Pit is located on Pipeline Rd north of the staging area / Greek Peak. To get there from the Hurt Locker / Greek Peak: Turn left out of the Greek Peak parking lot. In 0.1 mile turn right onto Clute Rd. Head 1.2 miles uphill on Clute (passing Hope Lake Park - next AS on your left) to a right turn onto Pipeline Rd. The Gravel Pit AS will be 1.3 miles down Pipeline Rd on your left. First car, please park before the Aid Station and be mindful of runners crossing the road next to the Aid Station. PLEASE only access Gravel Pit and drive on Pipeline Rd in this direction as it's tight for 2 way traffic, and not passable in two ways once cars start parking.

Hope Lake or Hurt Locker from there?

50/100 Mile runners will continue on to Hope Lake Aid Station after the Gravel Pit. To get back to Hope Lake, continue approximately 200 meters down Pipeline Rd. Take a left on Snyder Hill Rd. In approximately 1/2 mile take your first left onto Stafford Rd. In approximately a mile take a left at the T with and onto Clute Rd. Drive about 1 mile back down Clute Rd and enter Hope Lake Park to your right.

50k/100k runners will run a short bit out and return to the Gravel Pit, and from there back to the Hurt Locker. After seeing them the second time at the Gravel Pit return to the Hurt Locker / Greek Peak via: continue approximately 200 meters down Pipeline Rd. Take a left on Snyder Hill Rd. In approximately 1/2 mile take your first left onto Stafford Rd. In approximately a mile take a left at the T with and onto Clute Rd. Drive 1.3 miles back down Clute Rd, and back into the Greek Peak parking lots.