Saturday, April 15, 2017


9 am           18 Mile Run

10 am           5 Mile Run/Walk

18M START - Carmen Reservoir 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

All of our events are chip timed by Eclectic Edge Racing. Results will be available at the red timing truck and online at You can also click on our results tab at the top of our website to see results.


Packets will be available at Belknap Hot Springs Lodge & Gardens in the lobby on Friday, April 14th from 5 pm - 7 pm and on Saturday starting at 7 am. The 18 mile packets will be taken to the 18 mile start line at 8:10 am. The 5 Mile packets will be taken to the 5 Mile start at 9:15 am. It is not necessary to have the race bib on to get on the shuttle bus, which will pick up under the awning in front of the lodge at Belknap, but it is necessary to register to participate in the event. Any turkeys, people who run the race without paying will be required to pay the full entry fee immediately. "Pacing" or running part of the race and pulling off of the course for which we have secured permits, insurance, etc. is not permitted under any circumstance.


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:

TRAIL BRIDGE, Mile 8 - 11:15 am

DEER CREEK, Mile 13 - 12:40 pm

BUCK BRIDGE, Mile 16.5 - 1:35 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.


Book your room, RV site, campsite or cabin today by calling 541.822.3512. There is normally a 2 night stay minimum requirement, but they are waiving the minimum for racers and you can stay one evening if you prefer. CLICK HERE to see what is available. Then reserve online for 2 nights or call to reserve 1 night and tell them you are with the race. We provide a spaghetti dinner on Friday, April 15 from 6 pm - 8 pm for $16/person, including spaghetti or zucchini spaghetti, a salad bar, a roll, a piece of delicious homemade pie and tea at the lodge. The deadline to reserve your seat at dinner is Sunday, April 10th at midnight by registering online and indicating how many dinners you're purchasing. The dinner is not included in the entry fee. Lodge check in is at 3 pm daily and check out is at 11 am. You receive pool access included in your stay through 11 am Saturday. After you finish, you'll receive a pool ticket from Pink Buffalo Racing for an hour in the pool. All pool users must shower in the provided facilities before entering the pool. You do not have to stay overnight at Belknap - you can drive up race morning. If you know others who are coming, please carpool, as parking is limited. 

 The dinner is not included in the entry fee, it is $15/person. Get ready for a delicious spaghetti dinner on Friday, April 15 at Belknap Hot Springs from 6 pm - 8 pm. You can't beat this delicious spaghetti w/ meat sauce (vegetarian options available), salad, bread rolls, pie, and tea are included. So, if you are registering and you would like to reserve a dinner, that is $16. If you're racing and you're bringing someone who isn't, you can add that person's dinner online or send $16 check to Pink Buffalo Racing, PO Box 5404, Eugene, OR 97405 per person who will be dining with you. If you send a check, please write a note with your name and the person's name you're adding. Dinner reservations are open through April 10th at midnight. 

The shuttle will pick up participants under the awning in front of Belknap Hot Springs Lodge. Shuttle departure times are based upon preference indicated during registration process. Once a shuttle departure time fills, registrants will have the choice of other shuttle departure times.

If a registrant misses the shuttle with his/her departure time, the participant needs to find his/her own way to the start line. (There are no shuttles back to vehicles at the start lines after the race starts.) Parking is available at the 18 mile start.

The shuttle service to the 18 mile starting line at Carmen Reservoir will run from 7:30 am - 8:15 am and each registrant will have a shuttle departure time printed on their race bib. 

The shuttle service to the 5 mile starting line at Deer Creek Rd will run from 9 am - 9:45 am with shuttle departure times printed on the race bib. Parking is NOT available at the 5 Mile Start. You may be dropped off at the start lines. There is NO shuttle back to your car at the starting line, should you park at the 18 mile start. Please carpool as parking at Belknap is limited.


After you finish, enjoy a complimentary lunch in the dining area, provided by Pink Buffalo Racing. Spectators should plan to bring their own food & beverages.


Shirts will be available for pre-order through the online registration process & they are $22/each through February 28.


For the safety of participants, dogs are not allowed on the course. Please do not leave your dog in your car at the finish line. 


No refunds. No transfers. 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. Selling or giving away bib numbers is prohibited. Do not wear someone else's bib number. All who participate must register. Pacing without registering is prohibited.

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. 

Pink Buffalo Racing