The Start

We’ve been hard at work fine tuning the Haulin’ Aspen to bring you a safe, state-of-the-art mountain trail race that  is supported by superb event and medical staff, as well as generous volunteers making sure you’re hydrated and full of electrolytes!

Please, please carpool to the race venue, as parking is limited and we want to respect the mountains with as little carbon emissions as possible.

We will be starting each race all together on the following schedule:

The Course

Haulin’ Aspen participants will enjoy spectacular single track and forest service roads beginning and ending at Wanoga Sno-Park at an elevation of 5500 feet. The course weaves through the Deschutes National Forest offering stunning views and rolling terrain amongst the Ponderosa pines.

There will be several elevation changes, so come ready for challenging terrain. Marathoners should be prepared for a 700-foot vertical gain from mile 21.5 to mile 24. All courses have their ups and downs!

Trails can get dusty and are rocky in places, so you may consider sturdier shoes and gaiters. Temperatures can get very hot (cool in the early morning) during the summer, so it may be wise to carry your own water and energy products just to play it safe. (See aid station info below.)

The best way to prepare for the Haulin’ Aspen is with smart training and by studying the course maps, including the elevation profiles. (See all course maps below.) Ask questions before you show up on race day, since most of our staff will be busy getting everything ready for you.

Email us with any race course questions ahead of time:

Have fun and enjoy this inspiring mountain course!

Aid Stations will be stocked with water, Go Gnarly electrolyte drink and Gu gels.

Full Marathon Course: There will be six aid stations along the Marathon course.  You will pass through two aid stations twice for a total of eight aid opportunities. Aid stations are located at approximately mile 2.4, 4.7, 9.7, 12.7, 15.3. 19.1 21.3 and 24.  **Please note that there are 5miles between aid stations 2 and 3.  Also be prepared for a 700 foot vertical gain climb from mile 21.5 to mile 24.  There will be an aid station at the beginning and end of the climb**

Half Marathon Course: There will be 3 aid stations along the half marathon course.  You will pass through one aid station twice for a total of 4 aid opportunities.  Aid stations will be located at approximately mile 2.4, 4.7, 7.6, and 10.9.

Half As Course: There will be two aid stations along the 6.5 mile course.  Aid Stations will be located at approximately mile 2.1 and 4.4.

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. | 541-639-9993

For ADA accommodations, contact Luke Larsen:

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The Finish

Post-Race Celebration

Saturday, August 10 | Wanoga Sno Park

We’ve got gift bags and awards for the top three male and female finishers in both open and master’s categories! Don’t forget to visit the timing tent to receive a print-out of your results.

The finish line is located at the opposite (east) end of the Wanoga parking lot. It is approximately 1/2 mile from the start line, through the parking lot and is easily walkable. All courses close at 1pm. Official results are available immediately when you cross the finish line courtesy of Eclectic Edge Race Timing.

After the race, take a moment to breathe and grab some water! Then, come by the food tent to enjoy a scrumptious selection of fresh foods to refuel and rejuvenate. Grab a beer to celebrate your sweet victory…ahhhh!

Hang out and relax! YOU EARNED IT.

More Information

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.

We will have a bag drop for anyone wishing to leave clothing or personal items at the start. We will shuttle the bags to the finish line where you may easily retrieve them after the race. Lay It Out Events is not responsible for lost or stolen items – please leave valuables locked in your car.

The event will be timed by Eclectic Edge Racing. All distances will be timed using a disposable timing transponder, commonly known asa “bib tag” that will be embedded in your race number. Please follow these instructions carefully:

  • Do not bend, fold, expose to heat, crinkle or otherwise modify your race bib as this will cause your tag to malfunction.
  • Wear your race bib on the front of your shirt, on the outermost layer of clothing. Not wearing the bib properly at all times during the race may prevent you from being timed, therefore, not show in the results.
  • Bibs can only be transferred by going through the formal transfer process at packet pickup. Be careful not to switch with friends, family or others. This is not simply to assure the time is assigned to the correct person. It is critical that we have the correct names assigned to the correct people racing for safety reasons.
  • Make sure you cross the timing points at the start and finish of the race.

Four Fundamental Rules for Racers

  1. No Littering. Nada. We’re committed to this.  If you’re caught tossing away that bit of gel pouch you ripped off as you were running down the trail, you’ll be disqualified.  No exceptions.  We are lucky to be running in an inspiring, beautiful place.  It’s about respecting Mother Nature and the others using the trails behind you!
  2. Be Kind, Please. Be kind to your fellow runners – no matter what your goals are for the race – and be kind to the event staff and volunteers.  Love and Respect – Please and Thank You.  It all starts with us.  Cheers.
  3. Stay On Course. Please stay on sidewalks or within the coned boundaries.  If you are caught in the streets where sidewalks are available, you will be disqualified.  There will be course marshals enforcing  this on course.
  4. Choose Fun! This is your chance to thrive.  If it ain’t fun, then why do it?


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