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Registration


Hot Hot Hundred

100k Relay / 10k Individual Trail Races

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hutton-Loyd Tree Farm, Wallingford, Kentucky

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Hot Hot Hundred

100k Relay / 10k Individual Trail Races

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hutton-Loyd Tree Farm, Wallingford, Kentucky

REGISTER

*RELAY PRICES ARE BASED ON INDIVIDUAL RUNNER REGISTRATION.

**NO REFUNDS OR DEFERMENTS.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Race Info


Race Info

"Property was gorgeous; the trails were steep and tough. Great people!"

-2016 Relay Runner

Race Info


Race Info

"Property was gorgeous; the trails were steep and tough. Great people!"

-2016 Relay Runner

GENERAL INFO

The Hot Hot Hundred is one of the most unique and challenging races in Kentucky.  PERIOD.  Held on a private tree farm just north of Morehead, KY the Hot Hot Hundred is a 10k looped course.  Runners have the option of an individual 10k race or a 1- to 5-person team 100k relay.  

Battle the intense heat and your urge to give up as you encounter steep off-trail ascents, plummeting descents, and a wide variety of plant and animal wildlife.  You’ll find great views from the ridgeline above and the valley below.  Come and hang with us at the farm all day and enjoy a day of running and partying that you'll never forget!

10K iNDIVIDUAL RACE

The Hot Hot Hundred 10k is a truly difficult, challenging, and rewarding 6.2 mile trail race.  Any veteran Hot Hot Hundred will attest to the challenge of this race. Test yourself, face the challenge, and go home knowing that you completed something that many people would not event attempt!

Start Time:  8:00am

*There is no time cut-off for the 10k.

100k relay race

Our 100k Relay race is for teams of 2 to 5 runners.  Your choice!  All teams will run 10 consecutive laps of our 6.2 mile course.  One runner is allowed on the course for each lap.  NO DOUBLING UP WILL BE PERMITTED.  Read more on that in the Race Rules section below.

The Hot Hot Hundred 100k Relay is part of the 2017 Bluegrass Trail Running Series.  Find out more about the series by clicking the button below.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

We use a tiered pricing structure for this race.  That means that we have set a certain number of spots available at each tier.  Once a tier sells out, then the price increases.  So, you need to register EARLY because you never know when spots will sell out and the price will go up.

In a change from previous years, relay registrations will now be handled on an individual basis.  Meaning that each relay runner will register and pay for themselves.  IMPORTANT:  Whoever on your team signs up first must be the one to set up your team page within Eventbrite!  Runners still have the ability to purchase multiple "tickets" which means you can sign up your entire team if you choose.

Click the Registration button at the top of this page after January 1st to register.

Start Time:  8:00am

Cut-Off:  12:00am (A strict 16 hour cut-off will be enforced.  ALL relay teams must complete all 10 laps by midnight.)

 

Packet Pickup, cHECK iN, and race day registration

Packet pickup for the Hot Hot Hundred will be available at the race site at Hutton-Loyd Tree Farms at two times:

  • Friday 8/19 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday 8/20 6am-7:45am

ALL RUNNERS MUST CHECK IN ON SATURDAY MORNING REGARDLESS OF WHEN YOU PICKED UP YOUR PACKET.

Race day registration is available for the 10K only at the Tier 4 price rate.  We can accept cash, check, and credit cards up until 7:45am on race morning.  No relay registrations will be accepted the morning of the race.

Awards and SWAG

All participants receive a race shirt.
All finishers of the 10k and 100k relay receive a special finisher's award.
Top three 10k men and women and each member of the top three relay teams receive a special award.

We stand by our belief that these are the BEST awards out there.  We use a tree from the farm where you are running and hand make every single award for you so you can take a piece of this forest home with you!

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Course


Course

"Hardest thing I have ever done."

-2016 10K Runner

Course


Course

"Hardest thing I have ever done."

-2016 10K Runner

The Hot Hot Hundred is a 10k loop around Hutton-Loyd Tree Farm just north of Morehead, KY.  This gorgeous property is a green valley surrounded on three sides by a steep, wooded ridge.  We'll run up, down, and all around the entire farm!

100k relay racers will run 10 full laps.  Our base camp barn will be fully stocked for you to refuel and recharge after the race and between laps.  You’ll find everything on this course:  a little bit of gravel road (don’t roll those eyes!), wide off road tracks, technical single track, and even a nice little 400’ off trail ascent in the first half mile.

One loop of the Hot Hot Hundred course is 6.2 miles with 1,460 feet of elevation gain and equal descent*.  Relay racers:  You can do the math!  Get detailed course maps and downloadable GPS files below.

*All distances and elevations are based on GPS data and are approximate.

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Location


Location

"I love the atmosphere at trail races and this one didn't disappoint!"

-2016 10K Runner

Location


Location

"I love the atmosphere at trail races and this one didn't disappoint!"

-2016 10K Runner

The Hot Hot Hundred Trail Races take place at Hutton Loyd Tree Farms in Wallingford, KY just north of Morehead, one of Kentucky's first Trail Towns.  Hutton-Loyd Tree Farm's 1,100+ acres of land is used for Christmas tree farming, logging, and other forestry operations.  The farm owners have opened their gorgeous property exclusively for this race and its runners.  Don't miss this opportunity to experience a truly beautiful and unique location.

For directions to the race use the following address and/or GPS coordinates:

1 Christmas Tree Rd., Wallingford, KY 41093

GPS Coordinates:  38.3435452,-83.5607667

 
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Race Rules


Race Rules

"I left so much on that coarse. The good, the bad and the ugly. It's just what my soul needed! Thank you."

-2016 10K Runner

Race Rules


Race Rules

"I left so much on that coarse. The good, the bad and the ugly. It's just what my soul needed! Thank you."

-2016 10K Runner

We'll keep these to a minimum, but there are some critical rules that must be followed by all Hot Hot Hundred race participants.  Violation of any of these rules could result in disqualification.

  1. Absolutely no doubling up on the relay!  All relay teams must run 10 consecutive laps.  Only one runner per team is allowed on the course at any given time.  If it gets late in the day, and you are afraid you will not make the cut-off your choices are to press on or drop out.  We will not allow runners to double up on their laps by sending out two runners at a time.
  2. Respect the land!  Remember this race is on private property, and our hosts have been extremely gracious in allowing us to have our crazy event on their land.  DO NOT litter, pick wildflowers, or otherwise deface the property in any way.  Failure to follow this rule will get you disqualified from the race and asked to leave the premises.  
  3. Stay on course and on trail (except where expressly permitted).  Going off trail creates a negative ecological impact.  So if there is an obstacle in your path go through it, over it, or under it.  If there is mud, get muddy.  If there is water, get wet.  If there is a tree down, find a way over it.  This isn’t just about the environment.  It’s about challenging yourself.  We do have one off-trail section on the race course, so obviously this rule does not apply for that section of the course.
  4. Be respectful and courteous of each other.  If you need to pass another runner you must announce your intent to do so.  If you are being passed, step aside and let the other runner by when you feel safe enough to do so.
  5. Be respectful to and obey all race volunteers.  Thank the volunteers and obey the orders of the course marshals and emergency personnel.  They want you to have a great time, but above all they want you to be safe.  
  6. Take nothing.  Leave nothing.  Leave no trace of your presence by taking any trash out with you.  Do not pick or otherwise deface any plant life.  This property is extremely well-maintained, and we want to keep it that way. 
  7. Leave no injured runner behind.  Help your fellow competitors.  If you come upon an injured runner, help them if you can or run to the nearest race official.  Tell the race official the injured runner’s location, bib number, and nature of the injury.
  8. Know what you're getting into.  Yes, the 10k is only 6 miles; but it is HARD.  August in Kentucky can be extremely hot and humid.  We will have aid stations along the course, but you should only run this race if you are prepared to deal with the heat.  Train appropriate for steep hills and technical terrain.
  9. No crews or pacers will be allowed on course.  All runners can receive full aid at the exchange zone at the start/finish area.  
  10. Runners who leave the established course will be disqualified.  ALL RUNNERS must sign in and out of aid station #2 (by the house on the hill).  If you do not sign in and out of that aid station we will assume you did not run the full loop.  Any 10k runner not running the full loop will be disqualified.  Relay runners who do not run a full loop with have two options to avoid having your entire team disqualified:
    1. Return to the point you left the race course and complete the loop from there, OR
    2. Have your team run an extra loop to make up for the one that was cut short.
      1. **Any team that does not complete 10 full laps of the course will receive a "DNF" as their official race result.
  11. No pets are allowed at the race.  This includes dogs on or off leash.  Per regulations related to our USATF event sanction and Next Opportunity insurance policies pets are prohibited on the race course and at the race site for the duration of that event.  That includes Friday night.  We love our doggies, but they'll have to miss out on the Hot Hot Hundred.

An 16-HOUR COURSE CUT-OFF WILL BE ENFORCED FOR THE 100K RELAY!!!!!  That means that every team must be done with the race by 12am Sunday morning.

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FAQ


FAQ

"Coolest finisher awards ever!  Period."

-2015 Relay Runner

FAQ


FAQ

"Coolest finisher awards ever!  Period."

-2015 Relay Runner

+ I've never done a trail race before. Can I do this?

Hell yeah! You can do anything if you prepare properly. It's going to be HOT, and the course is very challenging. However, no one will be doing more than 10k in a single stretch; and we will have plenty of aid. It's going to be insanely hard. You're going to want to quit before you see the finish line. But you can do this!

+ What will the weather be like?

Who knows really! On race day 2015 the temps were in the mid-50s that morning and we topped out at about 85 degrees that afternoon.

+ Will I get wet?

Maybe just from your own sweat! There are a couple of small stream crossings, but they will be mostly dried up by race day. You should be able to easily hop over them if the weather is nice.

+ What if it rains?

Then you'll definitely get wet! We have plenty of shelter in the barn for you to take cover when you are not on the course.

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Volunteer


Volunteer

"Loved the community, the camaraderie, the challenge, the team effort."

-2015 Relay Runner

Volunteer


Volunteer

"Loved the community, the camaraderie, the challenge, the team effort."

-2015 Relay Runner

Volunteers make Next Opportunity races successful.  Period.  Without volunteers our events will fail!  All Volunteers receive a FREE SHIRT and 25% off registration fees for any future Next Opportunity Events race.  Click the button below to see the volunteer opportunities and express your interest in volunteering.

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Camping and Lodging


Camping and Lodging

"The bonfires at night were a great way to meet other racers and staff. The location was beautiful and those hills were killer."

-2015 Relay Runner

Camping and Lodging


Camping and Lodging

"The bonfires at night were a great way to meet other racers and staff. The location was beautiful and those hills were killer."

-2015 Relay Runner

Camping is available on site at Hutton Loyd Tree Farms on Friday night August 18th.  This is a great opportunity to grab some pre-race snacks and sit around the campfire to chat with your fellow runners before the big day on Saturday.  You can camp within site of the start/finish line, roll out of your tent, grab some breakfast and coffee in the barn, then RUN!  

Camping is included in your registration, so there is NO CHARGE for camping.

For those indoorsy folk, there are a ton of additional lodging options in nearby Morehead, Kentucky.

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Sponsors


Sponsors

Our events are the best because we have the best sponsors!  

Sponsors


Sponsors

Our events are the best because we have the best sponsors!  

Altra is our official footwear sponsor of 2017! Every Bluegrass Trail Running Series participant will receive 25% off at altrarunning.com. Overall winners of Hot Hot Hundred 10k and each member of the winning relay team will receive a $100 Altra gift card, and the 2017 Bluegrass Trail Running Series champions (male and female) will receive FREE ALTRA SHOES! Thank you Altra!

Altra is our official footwear sponsor of 2017! Every Bluegrass Trail Running Series participant will receive 25% off at altrarunning.com. Overall winners of Hot Hot Hundred 10k and each member of the winning relay team will receive a $100 Altra gift card, and the 2017 Bluegrass Trail Running Series champions (male and female) will receive FREE ALTRA SHOES! Thank you Altra!

BUFF Inc. is the official headwear sponsor of the 2017 Bluegrass Trail Running Series!  They will be donating a variety of awesome BUFF products for the top finishers at each event plus some lucky contest winners!

BUFF Inc. is the official headwear sponsor of the 2017 Bluegrass Trail Running Series!  They will be donating a variety of awesome BUFF products for the top finishers at each event plus some lucky contest winners!

West Sixth Brewing is our official beer sponsor of the 2017 Bluegrass Trail Running Series.  We will have West Sixth swag like pint or can glasses for every series participant!  We will also have West Sixth beer at the Hot Hot Hundred for runners 21 and over!  Thank you West Sixth!  

West Sixth Brewing is our official beer sponsor of the 2017 Bluegrass Trail Running Series.  We will have West Sixth swag like pint or can glasses for every series participant!  We will also have West Sixth beer at the Hot Hot Hundred for runners 21 and over!  Thank you West Sixth!