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There are 3 drop bag locations:

Skyliners Aid Station                       AS5      - Mile 36.5


Dutchman Aid Station                    AS8      - Mile 56.6

Quarry Aid Station                         AS12      - Mile 82.9

Bring drop bags to bib pickup on Friday, August 26 from 4-7PM at Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. in Bend.


Please respect the following guidelines for drop bags.



  •  Clearly label your drop bag with: NAME, AID STATION LOCATION and BIB #.

  •  Securely close all drop bags. Do not use cinch bags, paper or plastic bags as they easily open and/or tear. 

  •  Drop bags must less than 40 cubic liters.

  •  One drop bag per aid station.

  •  No glass bottles/containers.

  •  Race directors/personnel or volunteers are not responsible for lost items.

Drop bags will return to the finish when the aid station closes and when the volunteers have a chance to get some much needed rest/sleep. Please don't ask us when drop bags will return to the finish as this is dependent on many variables. The aid stations above are accessible by crew. If you want your drop bag(s) sooner, your crew can drive to them.


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 aid stations.

  • 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 to obtain a bib.

    • Waivers will be electronic and sent out in pre-race instructions 

  • Anyone not following these rules risks disqualifying their runner.

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

Swampy Lakes (AS7)                 - Mile 49.4

Dutchman (AS8)                       - Mile 56.6

Quarry (AS12)                           - Mile 82.9 

Three Sisters Creek (AS14)       - Mile 92.8


Crew accessible aid stations:

  • Skyliners (AS5) - mile 36.5

  • Swampy Lakes (AS7) - mile 49.4

  • Dutchman (AS8) - mile 56.6

  • Quarry (AS12) - mile 82.9

  • Three Sisters Creek (AS14) - mile 92.8

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.


Dutchman and Swampy Lakes are within 10 minutes of each other.


Quarry and Three Sisters Creek aid stations are accessible by a 1 mile dirt/gravel road (no 4x4 needed). All other crew accessible aid stations are accessed by paved roads. 


From Bend to Skyliners AS

From Skyliners AS to Swampy Lakes AS

From Swampy Lakes AS to Dutchman AS

From Dutchman AS to Quarry AS

From Quarry AS to Three Sisters Creek AS


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


We will have HAM radio operators at a few aid stations. We hope to be able to provide "live" tracking of runners at a few aid stations along the course so that crew and family can follow their runner(s). Additional details will be posted as the race nears. 

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