Nov 14, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Entry Fee $120
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $220
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: yes
Participant Limit: 800
Starting Elevation: 380
High Point: 680
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%
First Year of the Event: 2014
Men's Record: Zach Bitter (32) Worlds Best 12:08:36
Masters Men Record: Dan McHugh (48) 15:22:00
Women's Record: Camille Herron (35) World Record 12:42:40
Masters Women Record: Traci Falbo (43) 14:45:26
Registration opens for Tunnel Hill 100mile, 50mile, and Marathon on December 16. Early bird pricing for the first 200 entrants, or three days, whichever comes first.
The 2019 Tunnel Hill 100 was a 2021 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run qualifying race. (This was confirmed by John Medinger, President of WSER). This means that if you finished in the allotted 30 hours, you qualify to place your name into the lottery for the 2021 WSER. You will still need to follow the protocol listed on their website.
2019 Tunnel Hill was also a UTMB Qualifying race for 2020 worth 5 points.
The 2020 Tunnel Hill 100 will be a 2022 Western State qualifying race, and also a UTMB Qualifying Race for 2021 worth 5 points.
Course: 100 miles – Course begins at the City Park in Vienna, make a celebratory loop around the parking lot, and heads south on the Tunnel Hill State Trail, to the Wetlands Center at 13.25miles, where it turns back north to run 25 miles to the northern turnaround, and then back 11.75 miles to the start/finish. This gives you 50 miles. Repeat this course for the 100. By repeating the 50 mile course we are giving you the best course, with the most scenery.
Course: 50 miles – runners will begin by running south for 13.25 miles, then turning back to run 25 miles north to the 50 mi turnaround, and back 11.75 miles to the finish.
IS IT A ROAD COURSE, OR IS IT A TRAIL??
This was a hotly debated topic after Camille Herron slaughtered the women’s 100 mile World Record.
Well guess what? It’s both! Because it is sanctioned, and course certified by the USATF & IAAF (and course ratified), it’s a Road or Open course. And, because it is not paved, it is considered Trail by the American Trail Runners Assoc., and the International Trail Runners Association. Camille’s 12:42:40 gives her the World Record for 100 miles for Women, regardless of surface (including Track). Zach Bitter’s 12:08:36 gives him the World’s Best time for an unpaved surface (commonly known by the ITRA as a trail) 100 by anyone, ever.