i've read a few race reports of the cohutta 35/65/100..so i'm wondering what people think of outside support on the courses? i know a few races specifically state in the rules that you can only receive aid from other racers and aid stations..you can't have people on the course helping you out. personally, i don't think it's fair. i sure would have loved a clean bottle, clean glasses or even chain lube and a smaller cog.. but i didn't get it...and neither did most racers unless they had it in a drop bag at the aid station. if you want to support someone, then volunteer at an aid station and support everyone. i'm not sure if it was specifically stated in the cohutta race rules or not, but i know we definitely have it written in the Fool's Gold rules.