COURSE LIMIT & TRAIL ETIQUETTE
The course limit for the 18 mile run is 5 hours, which is 16:40 per mile. Racers must make it to the following trail head aid stations by the following times:
DEER CREEK, Mile 5.25 - 10:25 am
BUCK BRIDGE, Mile 8.45 - 11:20 am
BELKNAP, Mile 10.08 - 11:50 am
RANGER STATION TURN AROUND, Mile 13.93 - 1 pm
Participants who do not make it to these locations by the cut off times will be pulled from the course and driven back to the finish line.
The course limit for the 5 mile is 2 hours, which is an average of 24 minutes per mile.
Please respect the trail and do not throw any trash, especially energy gel wrappers, on the trail. Wait until you reach an aid station to toss your trash. If you are passing someone, please call out, "On your left!" before you pass. The trail is open to regular day users, so please make sure you are respectful of their experience. Thank you in advance.
No refunds. No deferrals to future years or events. No exceptions. Once you have completed the registration process you will not receive a refund if you do not participate. Do not wear someone else's bib number without going through the TRANSFERprocess. All who participate must register - pacing is not allowed.
Hot Springs Trail Runs, hosted by Pink Buffalo Productions LLC, operates under a special use permit with USDA Willamette National Forest, and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.
18M START - Trail Bridge Trail Head, McKenzie Bridge, OR
5M START - Deer Creek Rd Trail Head, McKenzie Bridge, OR
Belknap Hot Springs Lodge & Garden
59296 Belknap Hot Springs Rd, McKenzie Bridge, OR. Park at Belknap Hot Springs, Lodge & Gardens & ride the shuttle to your start line. Here is a link for DIRECTIONS.
Due to snow and ice on the course, the 2018 - 18 mile race starts at Trail Bridge Trail Head and has about a quarter mile on hard packed dirt to thin out racers before getting onto the single track trail. Participants continue on McKenzie River Trail, with an out and back stick passing Belknap Road to a turn around point at the Ranger Station and then back to Belknap Hot Springs to the finish line.
18M ELEVATION PROFILE