Full Fury 200 miles
The FD Full Fury 200 involves 10 traverses of the main ridge line of the Duncan Ridge for the equivalent of 5 laps between Vogel State Park and Skeenah Gap. The outbound traverse goes over the Wolf Creek river crossing. The inbound traverse uses FS Roads 108/107 to reach Burnett Gap (Hwy 180). Only full laps, Vogel-to-Skeenah-to-Vogel, will be counted. The race has no entry requirements because the course is fairly well contained and if the runner can no longer continue under their own power, then he/she will be shuttled back to Vogel to turn in their bib.
RACE INFO & REQUIREMENTS
Tempting the Dragon for 200 miles
? What’s Going On At FULL FURY ?
The race takes place over most of a week. Check-in for the event is Monday evening 4 to 8pm. The event will start on Tuesday at 8am. The event will finish on Sunday at 8am. Race flags will mark the start/finish area in the vicinity of Campground Area 1 on the main road. Everyone must check-in before 8pm at the Group Shelter. Period. No exceptions.
The support location are Vogel State Park, Bryant Gap, Skeenah Gap, and TBD at Calf Stomp Gap and Fish Gap. Support at Vogel will be at the main dining tent that will have hot food and drinks. This may involve serving yourself. Support at the other 2 (+2) aid points will be provided by hardy volunteers who like seeing people suffer. The support points are roughly 5 miles apart; plus or minus a mile or so. Support at Skeenah Gap and Bryant Gap will be in heated tents, tho, no sleeping arrangements will be provided. Support at Fish Gap and Calf Stomp Gap will be very limited. All support locations will have 2x porta-potties, except for Vogel that has regular restrooms.
Runners are required to do a minimum of 1 lap per 24 hours (40 miles per day). Failure to complete the minimum distance ends the runner's race at the last full lap. The 24 hour cutoff time per day is a practical limitation in a runner’s race progress; however, if a runner is a half a mile from the end of a lap to complete the minimum, then this is close enough to count. The final cutoff of 120 hours to complete the 200 miles will be strictly enforced.
Participants are allow to use crew. Crew vehicles are limited to one vehicle per runner to limit congestion on the Forest Service roads. Crew are allow to meet their runners at Vogel State Park, Bryant Gap, Mulky Gap, and Skeenah Gap. Crew vehicles traveling to Vogel or Skeenah Gap do not require placards indicating a crew vehicle. However, crews intending to travel to Bryant Gap or Mulky Gap must obtain a crew placard. Crew vehicles will be inspected to verify adequacy in terms of ground clearance and size. Large crew vehicles (RVs, dual wheeled trucks) will restricted because the road is narrow; and rough and steep in places.
Paces (safety runners) are allowed on the return traverse from Skeenah Gap to Vogel. For most runners this section most likely will be traversed at night. Pacers are responsible for their own transportation to arrive at Skeenah Gap.
Staking-out is taking time away from the course to rest or find food and water. Staking-out (and back in) is only allowed at Vogel State Park. Staking-out does not stop the clock, so runners must still meet the 40 miles per day minimum to complete the race. Runners are allowed to access and rest in a crew vehicle at crew aid points. If a runner meets crew, then staying with the crew is allowed provided the runner remains at the meeting location (i.e., cannot stake out).
Other than the minimum progress requirement, the only cutoff is the final cutoff. This a strict cutoff at 8am Sunday morning + any Clock Stop time. The final cutoff is not negotiable. Based on prior year experiences, runners will have a very good understanding of their progress by the end of the 4th lap, so a failure to meet the final cutoff will not be a surprise.