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.

Wear your race bib so it is clearly visible on the front of your shirt/shorts, not on your back. Leave the bottom perforated tag on your bib - it will be removed at the finish line. Please do not crumple, tear or modify your bib.


Packets will be available at Belknap Hot Springs Lodge & Gardens in the lobby on Friday, April 13th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm and on Saturday starting at 6:30 am. The 18 mile packets will be taken to the 18 mile start line at 8:00 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.


We encourage you to bring your own bag and label it with your contact info. You can drop it in the van next to the start line. We will have clear plastic bags at the start line in case you didn't bring one. Please write your name AND bib number on your bag clearly. All bags must be labeled and inside the drop bag van 5 minutes before your start time. All bags can be picked up at the finish line. If you leave your bag at the finish line, you can request it to be mailed to you and cover the cost of shipping by sending a message through the contact page. Include your name, phone number, description of items, and mailing address.​


Aid stations have water, Gatorade, KIND Snacks, GU energy gels (chocolate & vanilla), PBJ sandwiches, BBQ chips, salt caps, hard candy, toilets and First Aid kits. 


DEER CREEK, Mile 13 
BUCK BRIDGE, Mile 16.5 

*Toilet is about a tenth away from aid station near where the start line is at Carmen Reservoir. 


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 at Belknap Hot Sprigns 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. 

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.

SUPER IMPORTANT: If you are staying through Saturday morning, you must check out prior to the race and store your belongings in your car. Do not leave your tent site or belongings in a cabin/RV spot, or lodge room while racing. 

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 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. It takes approximately 25 minutes for the shuttle to get to the start line at Carmen Reservoir. People who choose not to take the shuttle can be dropped off at the start - please note that Willamette National Forest does not allow for spectators or people who dropped off runners to wait at the start line. They must drop off and vacate the area.


7:15 am (60 spots)

8:00 am  (90 spots)



9:00 am (50 spots)

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 not at the 18 mile start. 

Each registrant will have a shuttle departure time printed on their race bib, according to what she/he chose while registering.

The shuttle service to the 5 mile starting line at Deer Creek Rd will depart from Belknap Hot Springs with shuttle departure times printed on the race bib, according to what registrants chose. 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. Lunch items include sandwiches, chips, salad. Spectators should plan to bring their own food & beverages.


Shirts will be available for pre-order through the online registration process & they are $35/each through February 28. Shirts are long-sleeve quarter zip with the logo printed on the left chest.


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. 


You can transfer your entry to another person through April 12th at 6 pm, Pacific Standard Time for a $10 fee. Click on the Register button and then click on the Transfer Entry button. Do not wear someone else's bib number. All who participate must register. Pacing without registering is prohibited.

RULES FOR TRANSFERRING AN ENTRY: Once an entry has been transferred through the process below, the entry cannot be transferred to another person, or back to the original registrant. If a shirt was ordered, the original shirt size ordered will be given to the new registrant. The new registrant may exchange the shirt for a different size at packet pick up table on the for sale shirt race. There are no refunds, partial refunds or deferrals to future years or other events. The transferer and transferee are responsible for squaring up payment of the entry fee and transfer fee - no refunds or checks will be written by the race director. No exceptions will be made. No variations of this procedure will be accepted. By transferring an entry through the method below, you acknowledge these rules. 

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. 


Saturday, April 14, 2018


9 am           18 Mile Run

10 am        5 Mile Run/Walk​ SOLD OUT!