Will you sell out/should I register early?
Yes, this race has SOLD OUT early every year! It is in your best interest to register on opening day to guarantee a spot. Online registration opens August 1st 8am (PST) every year!
Is there a wait-list if the race fills?
No. In talking with other race organizers, we found this to be a ton of extra work. We typically overfill a bit and keep it at that. We're sorry.
Can I get a refund?
Sorry, we do NOT offer refunds! Make sure if you register early, that you have made a commitment to the event.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else or to another distance?
No. Sorry we do not transfer to others. When you registered you accepted the waiver and agreement. The waiver is for the registered participant ONLY. We cannot swap your pre registered entry to another distance due to each and every race has a limit and we cannot exceed those limits per race. This race sells out month's in advance and there are limits on each distance.
Are walkers allowed to participate?
Yes in the Half Marathon or 7 mile race only...We encourage all abilities to participate in our events! However if you choose to walk, you are NOT guaranteed to make the awards/prizes/raffle or have any hot food or coffee left after the event. Also course volunteers/photographers/staff may start packing up before you finish. This is your warning but we definately do not discourage anyone from wanting to walk.
Where can I pick up my race packet?
Packet pick up takes place at the race start/finish area. Packet pickup starts friday night from 5-8pm and each morning before the start of the races! Look for the Packet pickup signs! You are allowed to pickup race packets for others.
Can I register the day of the race?
NO! This race sells out early every year. We do not allow any day of race registration.
Is there a separate start for slower runners/walkers?
No. All participants start at the same time.
Can my dog run with me?
No. Sorry, pets are not allowed on the course or around the start/finish area for the race weekend. Please see PARK RULES here regarding pets at the park.
Are headphones allowed during the run?
Yes. Please be aware of your surroundings and courteous to others while running with headphones
Where can I see my Results?
Results are posted online within 24 hours after the event! Unofficial printed results are provided onsite during the event!
Is there photos at the event?
Yes! Our good friend from NINE22 Photography is always on hand to snap the action and have photos available to view within a day or so! However, photographers are voluntary and not guaranteed to capture everyones photo or stay the duration of the event.
If I have to leave early, can you mail me my award?
No! Sorry. However you can pick it up at our next scheduled event.
Are there restrooms/showers?
Yes, there are several restrooms and a big park restroom with showers near the start/finish area and park restrooms are open as well. We feel it is really important to have plenty of restrooms!
How is this course marked?
We use white flour and yellow cones and mile markers at aid stations. We strive to make every attempt to have a very well marked course.
Do I have to wear my race number?
Yes!!!! On the front and visible during the run and at the finish! The race number is how you are entered in the timing software! If we can't see your race number, you may not be listed in the results. Absolutely NO bandits allowed to participate! This takes away from the people who have registered.
What drinks and food are provided at the finish?
We always provide some sort of hot dish (chili, stew, chicken noodle soup, etc.) fresh fruit, and Great Harvest Bread w Peanut Butter. Beer Garden, Hot chocolate and Silver Falls Coffee. Always have plenty of water on hand and HEED Electrolyte. Sorry, we do NOT provide alternatives to the main dish. We try to be fair and provide something that appeals to MOST of the crowd. If you have special diet needs, please be advised that we cannot cater to everyone. If you require something other than what we provide (our main dishes are known to have meat in them), please bring with you. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Are you selling t-shirts?
YES! Tech Shirts are available to purchase online along with your entry and/or are available to purchase day of race. Shirts are optional to purchase.
Am I eligible for drawing prizes even if I don’t finish?
Yes! All participants and volunteers are able to join in our post race raffle.
How will I know if I won something in the raffle?
The raffle takes place after the event and winners are announced and/or posted near the finish line.
Who can win awards?
We are giving awards to top 3 male and female overall and top 3 in age groups. Age groups are every 5 years...
What clothing should I wear?
This will definitely depend on the weather conditions on race day. Keep a close eye on the weather forcast leading up to the race. Typical November conditions in Oregon = cold and rainy. Please come prepared, it will make a more enjoyable experience.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
This race takes place on gravel, dirt single track trail and some pavement and most conventional running shoes work just fine. There are sometimes sharp rocks. Since this race takes place in early November, the chances of MUD are very likely! Trail Shoes are highly recommended.
Do you have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social networking?
No...sorry we do not at this time. We try to keep all updates and info on this website.
Please check the event links first. If your question is not answered there, email the organizers.