Course: 100 miles of trails, with a few miles of road connecting Catoctin and Appalachian trails, some C&O Canal. Course should have plenty of rocks and hills.
Course Markings: Course knowledge is required, you will need to rely on permanent blazes on trees, Catoctin trail is marked "Blue" AT is marked "White".
Registration or Questions?
I have begun taking requests to enter the CAT-100. Please send an email to Jim Treece at Jim.Treece@yahoo.com letting me know you would like to run. I will continue to take requests until Friday December 16th. There are 25 slots for 2012 and volunteers from last year will get first opportunity. On December 17th I will randomly pick from the remaining applicants until I reach the 25 limit. I will then start a waiting list and if necessary continue to take applicants up to a week before the race.
I will send an email to all runners that are chosen in the lottery. After receiving my confirmation email you must mail in a signed registration form (see link on homepage) and a check for $25. The check is nonrefundable. Please make sure the check is payable to Jim Treece. Do not send in application until you hear from me.
Entry Fee: $25. I plan to cover most of the expenses along with the volunteers. The $25 fee will cover the cost of the finisher buckle. Fee is nonrefundable.
Entry Limit: 25
Start: 5:00am Saturday April 28, 2012 at the Blue trailhead in Gambrill State Park, Frederick, MD. Note there is no overnight parking allowed at the start.
Parking: Parking is available at the finish (Manidoken Camp). Plan to transport runners to the start. We will leave at 3:45am sharp.
Finish: New Finish for 2012- Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center, 1600 Harpers Ferry Rd, Knoxville, MD 21758. Note: NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON PROPERTY.
Aid stations: We plan to have basic aid at each station, with some having more substantial food.
Cutoff times: New Cutoff for 2012, I made an effort to estimate times a runner must maintain in order to finish in 36 hours.
Drop Bags: Clearly label a small bag with Runner’s Name, Aid Station Name and Number. We will deliver bags to 4 aid stations.
Bag #1- will be delivered to Aid Station #3 “Manor” Mile 14.85, it will then be tranferred to Aid Station #6&9 “Pen Mar” Mile 33.3 and 51.7, note that most runners should have headlamps in this bag.
Bag #2- Aid Station #11 “Route 40” Mile 69.5
Bag #3- Aid Station #14 “ Weverton (Located by Train Tracks on Keep Tryst Rd.) Mile 88
Volunteers: E-mail the race director, Jim Treece at Jim.Treece@yahoo.com