Crew and Pacers
The information below is from the inaugural Devil Dog in 2016. It will be updated with any changes for 2017 before registration opens on July 4 (but should be relatively similar).
We couldn’t do our races without crew, so we wouldn’t expect you to, either.
Crews are welcome to support their runners at the Camp Remi start/finish area and at the Camp Toofy aid station. Crews are NOT permitted at the Camp Gunny aid station. The Camp Remi is located on Route 619 (Joplin Road), approximately four miles from I-95. Take a right onto Mawavi Road and follow the right fork of the road. To get to the Camp Toofy aid station from Camp Remi, turn left onto Joplin Road, then turn left onto Park Entrance Road. Follow Park Entrance Road to the right at both forks.
For those arriving separately from their runner(s), each crew car will need to pay the $7 entrance fee to Prince William Forest Park (unless you have a national park pass). This fee will cover the car for the duration of the race. Please display your parking pass or receipt at all times. Don’t be a jerk and stiff the National Park Service; if you do, your reward will be a mean look and a ticket.
Crews must abide by aid station volunteers’ instructions. Crew may be limited to certain aid station areas and excluded from other parts. Please respect all aid station volunteers’ requests. If a crew doesn’t cooperate, it can be banned, and the runner can be disqualified.
Runners for both the 100k and 100-miler may have a pacer starting with their third loop. Pacers are not pack mules — runners must carry their stuff themselves.
Camp Remi has heated bathrooms with flush toilets, as will the Visitor Center, located less than a mile down the road from Camp Toofy. If lines form, we ask that runners have priority. Cellphone service is solid at Camp Toofy but may be spotty around Camp Remi.
The nearest gas station is a 7-Eleven about 5-10 minutes down the road. There’s a McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and Dunkin’ Donuts about 10-15 minutes outside the park. More options are one exit north on I-95 (exit 152B).