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VHTRC Martha Moats Baker 50 km

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A low-key run, created by Dennis Herr, exploring the some of the other trails around Wild Oak in the Jefferson National


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33.9

Miles

54.6

KM

82%

Runnable

4,390' 1,338 m

High

1,667' 508 m

Low

7,492' 2,284 m

Up

7,503' 2,287 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Overview

MMB is the acronym for the Martha Moats Baker Memorial 50K. This is a low-key, no-fee run. Results for the 2018 event, and for the previous ten years of MMB 50k's, can be viewed in the sidebar.

Description

Entry to this event is limited to 60, due to Forest Service regulations and the logistics of parking in the start/finish area. The entry to the 2021 race opened on July 6. Please review all of the details of this event before entering, and in particular, the location of this run. We have had a high rate of no-shows for the race in the past, and hope that all who enter know what they have signed up for, so that we can start as close to 60 runners on race day as possible.

Aid at the race will be what has become the new normal for VHTRC Fat Ass events. We will provide the liquids at the three aid stations (water, Gatorade, coke and ginger ale), and you'll otherwise provide your own aid. As there are three aid stations, you can pack up to three ziplock bags with your name clearly marked on them, and we will transport them for you to access during the run.

We will be observing the current CDC and state guidance on outdoor gatherings for this event. If you have not been vaccinated for Covid, then you should wear a buff or carry a mask, so that in circumstances where you cannot be socially distant, such as the start/finish gathering in the parking lot, and in particular at aid stations around volunteers, you can cover up. This guidance may change by early August, so be prepared for a possible update once we get closer to the actual race date.

Logistics
The start is at the same trailhead as the TWOT start/finish. If there is no room for your vehicle in the parking lot, park along the road near the lot, but with all four wheels off the pavement. You need to be careful in some places as there may be a stone culvert or ditch to be avoided. Another (and safer) parking overflow option: y

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Reddish Knob Sunrise at the turnaround.
Nov 25, 2017 near Franklin, WV

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