There are 5 locations (4 different aid stations) where you can have drop bags:

Tumalo Creek Aid Station      AS3/10 - Miles 16.5/56.5


Swampy Lakes Aid Station     AS5       - Mile 28.7


Quarry Aid Station                 AS13     - Mile 76.8


Whychus Creek Aid Station   AS15     - Mile 89.7


Please respect these GUIDELINES for drop bags. Race directors/personnel and volunteers are not responsible for lost items. 


Drop bags will return to the finish when the aid station closes. Please don't ask us when drop bags will return to the finish as this is dependent on many variables. All of the aid stations above are accessible by crew. If you want your drop bag(s) sooner, your crew can drive to them (see directions below in the "CREW" section.)


NOTE: We do not ship drop bags after a race. If you forget to grab your bag(s), you are welcome to pick them up in Redmond, Oregon 1-2 days after the race has finished.  


Pacers must follow these basic rules:

  • Only 1 pacer may run with a race participant at any given time.

  • Pacers are not allowed to carry any of a runners items - water, food, clothes, headlamp, etc.

  • Pacers can eat from any aid station - as if they are a participant in the race.

  • Pacers must follow the rules of the race/Alpine Running.

  • Pacers can not have a drop bag.

  • Pacers are on their own getting to/from an aid station(s).

  • Pacers must sign a waiver at runner check-in and obtain a bib number.  

  • Anyone not following these rules risks disqualifying their runner.

A pacer can access a runner at the following aid stations:

Tumalo Creek (AS10)     - Mile 56.5 (2nd pass)

Quarry (AS14)                - Mile 76.8 

Whychus Creek (AS15)  - Mile 89.7


Crew accessible aid stations:

  • Tumalo Creek (AS3/10) - miles 16.5/56.5

  • Dutchman (AS4) - mile 21.6

  • Swampy Lakes (AS5) - mile 28.7

  • Quarry (AS13) - mile 76.8

  • Whychus Creek (AS15) - mile 89.7

Crew must follow instructions from race volunteers.

When parking, please be aware of the environment/surroundings.

Please don't litter. 

Please be considerate of runners, volunteers, other crew and other users of our national forests.


Tumalo Creek, Dutchman and Swampy Lakes are all within 25 minutes of each other.


Tumalo Creek is accessible by a 4 mile dirt/gravel road. Please drive slow & use caution!

Quarry is accessible by a 1 mile of dirt/gravel road.


Please do not attempt to drive from Tumalo Creek AS to Quarry AS by forest service road 370. YOU MUST go all the way back into Bend via Cascade Lakes HWY and then through Sisters. This is to limit traffic on forest service roads in areas of high-use from other users. This is also in our permit. Thank you for abiding by this. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS (links coming soon!)

From Sisters/Bend to Tumalo Creek AS

From Sisters/Bend to Dutchman AS

From Sisters/Bend to Swampy Lakes AS

From Tumalo Creek AS to Quarry AS

From Sisters/Bend to Quarry AS

From Sisters to Whychus Creek AS

From Quarry AS to Whychus Creek AS


About 50% of the course has pretty good cell service (AT&T or Verizon). The finish has excellent cell service.


There will not be live tracking of runners. However, each aid station does track bib numbers and the time the runner left the aid station. Each aid station will have the means to communicate to the finish/race directors, but it is only for essential communication.

All Alpine Running races are cupless.