Printable Driving & Crew Directions
Directions to Royal Oaks Resort (Start/Finish) from I-64
  • The address is: 45 Royal Oaks Lane, Lyndhurst, Virginia 22952
  • I-64 to Exit 96 onto Route 624 to Lyndhurst
  • Route 624 to Lyndhurst
  • In Lyndhurst, make a left onto Route 664 to Sherando
  • After Sherando Lake, stay straight onto Route 814
  • After about 4 miles, the entrance to Royal Oaks Resort will be on your right. The phone is 540-943-7625
Directions to Slacks Overlook- first crew location, 25k, 50k and 50m
  • Please watch out for runners and crews on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • If the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed because of weather, the Slacks Overlook will NOT be reachable by crews
  • From Royal Oaks, make a right on Route 814 (downhill)
  • At the Blue Ridge Parkway, make a right, southbound
  • Drive to milepost 19.9. The Slacks Overlook will be on your right
  • Please do not block the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park only in designated areas. If you must park in the grass, always make sure all 4 wheels are OFF the Blue Ridge Parkway
Directions to Turkey Pen- second crew location, 50k and 50m
  • From Slacks, drive northbound on the Blue Ridge Parkway back to Royal Oaks
  • Make a left on Route 814 (downhill)
  • After about 4 miles, straight on Route 664 to Sherando
  • After about 3 miles, make a left onto Coal Road right after the store/gas station that sells guns and shrimp
  • After about 0.5 miles, you will see the Turkey Pen aid station and parking area on your left
  • Please watch out for runners and crews on Coal Road
Directions to Kennedy Trail, third crew location, 50k, 50m
  • Watch for runners and crews on Coal Road
  • Make a left on Coal Rd heading south, away from where you came
  • After about 4 miles, you will see the Kennedy Aid Station on your left
  • Please park off the roadway and do NOT block Coal Road
Directions to Stony Run Trail, fourth crew location, 50m only
  • Watch for runners and crews on Coal Road
  • Continue driving southbound on Coal Rd, away from where you came
  • After about 3 miles, you will see the Stony Run aid station on your left
  • Please park off the roadway and do not block Coal Rd
Directions to Slacks Overlook, fifth crew location, 50k, 50m
  • Watch for runners and crew on Coal Road
  • Retrace your steps on Coal Rd back toward Royal Oaks and Route 664
  • After about 8 miles, make a right on Route 664
  • After Sherando Lake, stay straight on Route 814
  • If the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed because of weather, the Slacks Overlook will NOT be reachable by crews
  • At the Blue Ridge Parkway, make a right, southbound
  • Drive to milepost 19.9. The Slacks Overlook will be on your right
  • Please do not block the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park only in designated areas. If you must park in the grass, always make sure all 4 wheels are off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Drop Bags Information

Drop bags will be allowed at Turkey Pen (50m, 50k), Kennedy Trail (50m, 50k) and Stony Run Trail (50m) and the start/finish line (all races). Click on the list of aid stations for more details. We will not ship your drop bags!

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Instructions
  • Drop bags will not be shipped after the race
  • We are not responsible for lost of stolen drop bags: please no valuables in the drop bags
  • Drop bags should be no larger than a small backpack
  • Please label each drop bag with: aid station name, your bib number, your name
  • Drop bags will be returned to the finish after the aid station closes, which will be late in the day for most aid stations (see last runner times HERE)
  • You can pick up your drop bag before the aid station closes by driving to the aid station. Driving directions to each aid station can be found HERE. All the drop bag locations are on Coal Road, so they are very easy to get to.
  • .Drop bags can be dropped off on SATURDAY morning during packet pickup no later than 6:00am (Royal Oaks Resort)
  • DROP BAGS LOCATIONS

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