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SHUTTLE BUS PASSES:  We are strongly encouraging participants to utilize the buses rather than driving.  Participants can ride the buses for no charge using thier race BIB for a bus pass.  Friends, Family, and Fans will pay a small fee for a Shuttle Bus Pass which must be purchased online in advance of the event.  Shuttle Bus Passes will be good for the entire event day and will be available for pickup at the Expo.

BUS CAPACITY:  Buses will follow the schedule outlined below pending traffic delays.  Each bus has a (44 to 47) person seating capacity and will be filled on a first come first serve basis with participants having priority over guests.  There will be a total of four (4) buses running on Saturday morning.

ROAD CLOSURE:  Access to closed portions of the course will be limited to official event vehicles only.   Highway 244 and Highway 385 will see traffic delays between Mount Rushmore and Hill City.  HW244 Westbound lane will be closed between Mt Rushmore and HW 16/385. 

Downtown Hill City will be closed to traffic from 5 am to 5 pm Saturday.  Main Avenue and Elm Street will be closed.  Deerfield Road will be closed to one lane from Hill City to Burnt Fork Road from 7 am until 1 pm.

Motorists are encouraged to car pool and use alternative routes, including the Old Hill City Road (HW323) from Keystone to Palmer Gulch and Hill City; Museum Drive within Hill City to access Deerfield Road from from Highway 16 Southbound; Railroad Avenue Highway 16 bypass through Hill City and Pine Avenue within Hill City.  Participants, Friends, and Family are NOT encouraged to drive on Deerfield Road as one lane of the road will be closed to vehicles from Hill City to Burnt Fork Road.

PARKING:  Parking is availalable at both Mt Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Palmer Gulch Lodge/ and Fort Hayes.  Shuttles from the finish to both starts will run approximately every half hour.  Within Hill City NO PARKING will be allowed on Main Avenue, in the 1880 Train lot, or on the Westside of Railroad Avenue next to the 1880 Train lot.  Please utilize the City Lot on Eastside of Railroad Avenue, Tracy Park, HIll City High School, and street parking will be available throughout the downtown area. 

SCHEDULE:  Multiple buses will be running event morning @ regular time intervals following the pre-determined route.  Buses MUST leave on time and will not wait under any circumstances so please plan accordingly.  Remember there is a limited capacity on the school buses (44 max capacity) which will be driving you to the start lines.  If you plan on riding the buses to the start be sure to catch an early bus do not wait until the last minute because there is a chance the buses will be full and you will not make it in time. Seats will be provided on a first come first serve basis and you must signup at the expo to reserve a seat on the bus.   Bus service will be provided from 1880 Train finish line to relay exchange points for participants, but relay teams are encouraged to provide their own transportation.   Multiple Buses will drop off and pickup on the route outlined below.  Buses will also pickup participants from Host Hotels and return them to the post party.  BUS SCHEDULE ROUTES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES, BUT WILL BE FINALIZED AND AVAILABLE AT PACKET PICKUP.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST BUS YOU WILL RUN THE RISK OF MISSING THE START OF YOUR RACE IF THE BUS IS FULL .  If the schedule's outlined below do not meet your requirements then you will need to make alternate arrangements for transportation. 

BUS - October 4 Saturday 
5:00AM             Buses Leave from Hotel Alex Johnson and 1880 Train to both starts
5:15AM             Buses Leave from Fort Hayes and Palmer Gulch Lodge to both starts
5:30AM             Buses Leave from Palmer Gulch Lodge to both starts
5:45AM             Buses Leave from Palmer Gulch Lodge to both starts
6:30AM             Relay Bus Leaves from 1880 Train to 2nd relay exchange (Orville) 
7:30AM             5K and 4th Relay leg (Tigerville) buses leave 1880 Train (Hill City)

9:00AM             Buses Leave 1880 Train to both Starts and Palmer Gulch every 1/2 hour. 

10:00AM           Buses Leave 1880 Train to Fort Hayes and Hotel Alex Johnson (hourly)
2:00PM             Last Buses Leave 1880 Train to both starts and Palmer Gulch Lodge


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