Pacers/crew: Sorry, no pacers are allowed on the course. As far as crew and support, a major challenge of organizing this event is that the course is remote and hard to access easily. Most of the aid stations require vehicles with all-wheel drive and high clearance for some gnarly Jeep road conditions. If your loved ones are set on cheering you on, they could hike the few miles in to three corner rock (about mile 18) or visit you at the last aid station which is accessible by paved road.
Drop bags: You will be able to access a drop bag that will be transported to Aid Station 2. Bring drop bags to the start line. Also, you will be able to drop off any bags/belongings at the start line to be transported to the finish line.
Cut-offs: Runners must make it to three corner rock by the 6 hour cut off. Runners who arrive after this time will get a ride to the finish line.
The cut off for finishing the race is 10 hours.
CUPS: This is a cupless race! Aid Stations will not have cups for water (there will be cups for other beverages). Plan on bringing your favorite water receptacle to refill water from the aid station coolers.
Aid: There will be 5 full aid stations along the course, with one water stop about 2 miles into the race before the climb up to Aid Station 1. Aid Stations will be stocked with Taos Mountain Energy bars, Trail Butter, fruit, chips, water, electrolyte drink, and other snack items.
PCT hikers get the right of way.
Dogs/pets: not allowed on course.
Leave No Trace: Pack everything out - intentional littering is an automatic disqualification.
No complaining. Remember, every hero needs an obstacle.
Thank the volunteers! This is a not-for-profit event and everyone involved is donating their time and this event could not happen without their generosity!
*I would be VERY interested to hear any feedback /suggestions from you about your experience, please approach or write me directly anytime. (Save any negative feedback for me please - don’t direct it towards volunteers :)