Many of your questions about the Haulin’ Aspen will be answered by looking through our frequently asked questions list below. If you find that your question is not answered, by all means, send us an email!

With the new travel advisory for Bend, how can the race still take place?2020-07-23T18:27:55-07:00

The Haulin’ Aspen takes place on Forest Service lands 13 miles outside of Bend. The travel advisory is for the city of Bend, which is discouraging new travel plans and new hotel bookings at this time. There are many other options for lodging in the surrounding areas of Sunriver and Sisters. Also, there are numerous Forest Service campgrounds near the starting line, as well as many options for dispersed camping in the Deschutes National Forest.

What measures are being taken to make sure no one is exposed to COVID-19?2020-07-21T13:30:48-07:00

All runners will wear masks at the start and finish lines.

All runners will adhere to social distancing protocols at the start and finish lines.

All staff will wear masks.

All aid station volunteers and food handlers will wear masks and gloves.

Hand sanitizer will be available at the start and finish lines.

Starts will be staggered in four waves per distance to spread out runners.

Race is chip-timed, enabling runners to start at their leisure and comfortably distanced from other runners.

Volunteers will help direct finishers away from the finish line to avoid crowding.

Participants are encouraged to limit their family/spectators to one person per runner to avoid crowding at the finish.

Food will be individually wrapped and beer available in cans.

Vendors at the finish line area will wear masks and adhere to social distancing protocols.

There will be no awards ceremony this year; winners will be recognized online only.

Are there any age restrictions?2018-10-18T15:47:41-07:00

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.

Does Haulin’ Aspen have a beneficiary? If so, what do they get?2019-02-26T17:08:46-08:00

Yes, Haulin’ Aspen proudly sponsors the Bend Endurance Academy. You can find out more about this area nonprofit at this link.

Is there a time limit on the full marathon?2019-11-14T10:06:42-08:00

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.

Will there be mile markers on the course?2018-11-01T18:05:06-07:00

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.

Will medical and first aid be provided?2018-10-18T16:04:18-07:00

Adventure Medics believes in providing medical services that go beyond the status quo. Whether covering an event, supporting wildland fire operations or providing training to the public or medical professionals they like to do things a little different.

Because they have a unique advantage of being on site as a pre-positioned resource, Adventure Medics can emphasize safety and institute preventative measures to stop injuries and medical emergencies before they occur.

Should an emergency happen the staff of EMTs, paramedics and doctors are properly equipped and possess the experience to deal with the unique challenges that come with remote medical operations. Adventure Medics believes in high quality equipment and continuous training to ensure that we can field one of the most prepared medical response teams you can find.

https://www.advmedics.com | 541-639-9993

May I listen to an iPod or other MP3 player with headphones on the course?2018-10-18T16:05:53-07:00

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.

Where should I park?2018-10-18T16:09:02-07:00

Start/Finish areas and parking will be at the Wanoga Sno Park. Wanoga Sno Park is located 13 miles from Bend, Ore. on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Click on this link for exact location.

Will there be pacers on the course?2018-10-18T15:53:48-07:00

No, there will not be pacers.

How is the race timed?2020-07-11T18:05:17-07:00

The race will be professionally timed, and results will be posted on our website no later than Sunday, Aug. 9. Results will also be available on-site after the race.

May I run with my dog?2018-10-18T16:06:48-07:00

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: race@layitoutevents.com.

What is the race terrain like?2018-10-18T15:55:51-07:00

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

Where and when is the packet pickup?2020-07-21T13:22:11-07:00

FootZone Bend on Aug. 6 from 3-6:30pm and Aug. 7 from 12-6:30pm.

Wear your mask and please use the hand sanitizer before entering the shop!

Can someone pick up my race packet for me?2020-07-11T18:17:37-07:00

Yes, but only if you have signed your waivers online. Without your waivers signed, they will not be able to pick up your packet.

What kind of awards will be presented?2020-07-11T18:18:45-07:00

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.

Do I need to bring anything with me to packet pick-up?2018-10-18T15:50:14-07:00

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

Can I pick up my packet on race morning?2018-10-18T15:51:09-07:00

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

Are there finisher’s medals?2018-10-18T15:52:58-07:00

All finishers receive a medal.

Can I walk?2020-07-11T18:24:26-07:00

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 1 pm. 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.)

Have more questions? Email race@layitoutevents.com


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