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No Business 100

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100.5 mile 161.7 kilometer loop
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 9,084' 2,769 m
Descent: -9,087' -2,770 m
High: 1,764' 538 m
Low: 849' 259 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Brian Gajus

An incredibly scenic and technical run traversing most of the Big South Fork in KY and TN.

Brian Gajus

Features Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The No Business Hundred is a trail endurance race that begins and ends at the abandoned coal mining town, Blue Heron, just east of Stearns, KY. The course is a single 100+ mile loop that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area across the state line into Tennessee and back on some of the oldest trails in the southeast. Each year the course is run in opposite direction of the previous year with odd years being run clockwise from Blue Heron.

Along the way, participants will pass through towering sandstone arches & rock houses, gaze upon spectacular overlooks & waterfalls, and visit abandoned settlements and homesteads. This epic journey is an adventure through some of the most scenic and wild areas in the region.

At over 14,500ft of climbing and descending, the No Business Hundred may appear at first glance to be a walk in the park. Make no mistake, the technical terrain and remote setting present a challenge that make it a unique hundred mile course.

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The race is run counter-clockwise in odd years leaving Blue Heron and clockwise in even years.

Description

The No Business Hundred is a trail endurance race that begins and ends at the abandoned coal mining town, Blue Heron, just east of Stearns, KY. The course is a single 100+ mile loop that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area across the state line into Tennessee and back on some of the oldest trails in the southeast. Each year the course is run in opposite direction of the previous year with odd years being run clockwise from Blue Heron.

Along the way, participants will pass through towering sandstone arches & rock houses, gaze upon spectacular overlooks & waterfalls, and visit abandoned settlements and homesteads. This epic journey is an adventure through some of the most scenic and wild areas in the region.

At over 14,500ft of climbing and descending, the No Business Hundred may appear at first glance to be a walk in the park. Make no mistake, the technical terrain and remote setting present a challenge that make it a unique hundred mile course.

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Oct 13, 2019
Drew Randolph
Though technical course with varying terrains.
Oct 12, 2019
Drew Randolph
Oct 5, 2019
Gary Dudney

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Photos

The Big South Fork from the Angel Falls Overlook.
Apr 17, 2016 near Oneida, TN
Angel Falls Overlook offers a stunning look at the Big South Fork Cumberland River.
Mar 22, 2017 near Oneida, TN
Inside deep rock house
Jun 23, 2018 near Jamestown, TN
Take time to enjoy the waterfalls while on trail.
Mar 22, 2017 near Oneida, TN
Hazard Cave - Magnificent Sandstone Structure.
Feb 17, 2019 near Jamestown, TN
A small waterfall cascades along the Fall Branch Trail.
Mar 22, 2017 near Oneida, TN

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