Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Haulin’ Aspen proudly sponsors the Bend Endurance Academy. A portion of proceeds goes to this nonprofit. You can find out more about this area nonprofit at this link.

We are offering several different days and times for packet pick-up this year. 

Packet pick up will be at Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn at Bend on Friday, August 11 from 3-6:00pm

You can also pick up your packet on race day. Participants will be able to receive their packet one hour before their race start time.

Absolutely! We encourage everyone to participate but ask that you choose an appropriate distance (not the marathon.) Walkers should start in the back to allow the faster runners to get through. The cutoff for official timing is 1pm. All runners still on course after 1pm will be shuttled back to the finish area. (The full marathon course is challenging so we strongly discourage walking this course to avoid missing the 1pm cut-off time.)

The course will be marked with colored ribbons, chalk, directional arrows and signs. Follow the ribbon color that matches your bib.

Marathon – RED course markings will be placed at mile 5, 10, 15 and 20 to the finish.

Half Marathon – GREEN course markings will be placed at mile 5, and from mile 10 to the finish.

Half-As (6.5 miles) – YELLOW course markings will be placed at mile 4 to the finish.

The race will be professionally timed and results posted online no later than the Sunday after race day. The results will also be available immediately following the race.

No, we ask that you leave Fido at home. Service dogs are allowed, but we ask that you notify the race director prior to the event:

The courses wind along a combination of single track and forest service roads. See the courses here.

Yes. As long as you have signed the registration waiver online.  To see if you have done so, follow your registration link in your confirmation email.

Awards will be given out to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall winners (male and female) as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall Masters (40+) winners (male and female) for all distances.

If you have your email confirmation, that is helpful in case we have trouble locating your race packet.

Yes! All finishers (all distances) receive a custom-designed medal.

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We love to run with music too!  All we ask is that you consider only having your headphones in one ear and/or keep the volume of your music reasonable so you can be aware of your surroundings and other people on the course.

No, there will not be pacers.

You must complete the course by 1pm. The finish line festivities will remain open until 2pm. We will have a course sweep and you must make the Aid Station #7 by noon. If you miss the cut-off, you will be shuttled to finish area. We strongly encourage you not to walk the full marathon.

You can pick up your packet on race day starting at 6am, at Wanoga Sno Park.

We’ve spoken to many coaches about age-appropriate distances. 12 year-olds may participate in the Half As, but must run with a parent. Children must be 16 years or older to participate in the half and full marathon.

Virtual runners will receive an official race bib, finisher’s medal and race t-shirt. Local runners can retrieve their virtual packet at packet pick up or choose to have it mailed to their doorstep for an extra fee. All out of area runners will have their packet mailed the week before the in-person event.

Feel free to rock the official race bib when running virtually – but the race bib is not needed to complete the virtual race. Runners can complete their run any time before the race, using GPS or a running app to track their time and distance. A link to upload results will be available one week before the race and will remain open until midnight the day after the in-person event.

To have their time count, runners will need their Registration ID number, their final time and a screenshot of their GPS tracked run. The Registration ID can be found on theoriginal registration confirmation email.

If you are having trouble uploading your results or cannot find your Registration ID please reach out to us at and we will be happy to help!

If you registered for the half marathon but would like to participate in a shorter distance event instead (e.g., 1/2 to 5K), you must contact the race director 1 week prior and we will initiate the transfer process for you. Less than 1 week notice may result in an additional fee. We can transfer your entry to the shorter distance but you will not receive a refund for the difference in price. If you are transferring to a more expensive event (e.g., 5K to 1/2) you will need to pay the difference in price.

Athletes who cannot participate in the event due to an injury or medical issue only may defer an entry to the following year if the race director is notified 1 week prior AND a note from a physician is received.

Note that if there is a difference in race entry fees, or extra costs (t-shirts, etc.) the athlete will pay the difference. In the event of a deferral to the following year, it is the responsibility of the athlete to contact the race director once online registration opens for the following year.

If you cannot participate, you are welcome to come to packet pick-up to receive your bib number, swag bag and items you purchased in advance. We are unable to store race materials, therefore, all unclaimed race swag, materials and merchandise become the property of Lay It Out Events after the close of race day. You must pick up your swag bag before the race!

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