The H9 Fierce Dragon event involves 10 traverses of the main ridgeline of the Duncan Ridge for the equivalent of 5 laps between Vogel State Park and Skeenah Gap. The outbound traverse goes over the Wolf Creek river crossing. The inbound traverse uses FS Roads 108/107 to reach Burnett Gap (Hwy 180). All traverses will use the DRT (version 2018). A loop around the Park lake is required on either the outbound or inbound leg. Only full laps, Vogel-to-Skeenah-to-Vogel, will be counted.
Runners are required to do a minimum of 1 lap per 24 hours (40 miles per day). Failure to complete the minimum distance ends the runner's race at the last full lap. If you are half a mile from the end of a lap to complete the minimum, then you are close enough to count. Other than the minimum progress requirement, the only cutoff is the final cutoff. This a strict cutoff at 8am Sunday morning. Not negotiable, because the RD and BR want to go home.