Aid Stations & Drop Bags

We hope for close-to-normal conditions on race day, as related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current race information reflects a normal year.  Details may change as race day approaches, and any changes will be communicated to registered runners well in advance.  For reference, here are the 2020 COVID Safety Protocols.

Aid Station Segment Splits

Aid Station
Mile
Split
60km Total
Distance
100km Total
Distance
Aid
Drop Bags
Crew Access
Lat/Long
Michigan Ditch
11.4
11.4
11.4
Full
No
No
 
Diamond
5.8
17.2
17.2
Full
Yes
Yes
40.503195, -105.899856
Montgomery
6.0
23.2
23.2
Full
No
No
 
Ruby Jewel
6.2
29.4
Full
Yes
Hike In Only
40.584300, -105.963285
Clear Lake 1
8.3
37.7
Full
Yes
No
 
Clear Lake 2
6.3
44.0
Full
Yes
No
 
Canadian
4.0
48.0
Full
Yes
Hike In Only
40.614960, -106.008194
Bockman
7.4 / 5.0
28.2
52.7
Full
Yes
Yes
40,559134, -105.971943
Finish
8.3
36.5
61.0
  Yes    

All aid stations will be fully stocked and staffed with volunteers.

The longest stretch without aid is from the start to Michigan Ditch (11.4 miles); however, the hardest stretch for 100km runners comes between the Ruby Jewel aid station and the Clear Lake aid station. Runners should be sure to stock up at Ruby Jewel with the necessary supplies to meet their nutrition and hydration needs. This section is almost 8.3 miles, and occurs at high altitude, with lots of climbing on rough terrain during the heat of the day. It could take as long as 4 hours to get between aid stations.

We will have a first responder and a radio volunteer stationed at Kelly Lake for added safety. They will have a limited supply of water treated from the lake but will not have any additional aid supplies. This is intended to be used by runners who truly need it.

All full service aid stations will stock the following items:

  • Vfuel gel and sports drink
  • Water and Ice

The following items may be subject to change depending on the weather forecast, time of day and what we may find in season on race week. But you can count on a general selection of the following items:

  • Salty snacks: Pretzels, potato chips, corn chips
  • Fruit: Oranges and Bananas plus additional variety depending on what might be available (watermelon, grapes, etc.)
  • Sweets: Cookies, M&M’s, Gummy Bears
  • Soda: Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale
  • Sandwich Rolls: Flour and Corn tortillas with peanut butter and jelly or turkey and cheese.
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Later aid stations serving runners through the night will offer hot ramen, broth, and coffee/cocoa.

*Aid stations will not provide water cups. All runners are required to carry their own water bottle or hydration pack.

Vfuel gel will be provided in bulk containers so please bring your own flask to fill at aid stations.

We will have a limited supply of small cups for soda and other drinks. But to help us cut down on waste, please carry an extra small bottle or flask if you can.

Drop Bags

If you have any specific personal nutrition or gear needs, you can leave drop bags to be taken to the designated drop bag aid stations. Drop bags can be left at the start on race morning and during Friday check in.

  • Please keep your bags to a reasonable size (small duffel bag or stuff sack – no coolers, buckets, hard luggage, or hard plastic bins).
  • Do not pack breakable glass or valuables in your drop bags.

Drop bags will be allowed at:

  • Diamond (Mile 17.2) – 100km & 60km
  • Ruby Jewel (Mile 29.4)
  • Clear Lake (Mile 37.7 / 44.0)
  • Canadian Yurt (48.0)
  • Bockman Road (Mile 28.2 / 52.7) – 100km & 60km
  • Finish

100km drop bags from Clear Lake, Canadian, and Bockman Road will not be returned to the finish area until early Sunday morning and will be available at the post-race breakfast/awards. Drop bags from Diamond and Ruby Jewel will be available at the finish at the end of the day Saturday.

60km drop bags will be available at the finish by the final race cutoff on Friday.

Course cut offs will be enforced at the following aid stations:

100km:
  • Diamond (Mile 17.2) at 11:45am. 6:15 Total time.
  • Ruby Jewel (Mile 29.4) at 4:20pm. 10:50 Total time.
  • Clear Lake (2nd stop Mile 44.0) at 10:45pm. 17:15 Total time.
  • Canadian Yurt (Mile 48.0) at 1:00am. 19:30 Total time.
  • Bockman (Mile 52.7) at 3:00am. 21:30 Total time.
60km:
  • Diamond (Mile 17.2) at 11:45am. 6:15 Total time.
  • Bockman (Mile 28.2) at 5:00pm. 11:30 Total time.
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