After much consideration and giving consideration to trail sustainability, there will be no pacers allowed during the event. Crew information is below.
The first half of this race is VERY spectator friendly, with multiple points along the way to see your runner, cheer them on, help them out, and see some fantastic views. There will be 5 official aid stations that crew can access. Any runner accepting aid outside of the above noted will be disqualified
Crew directions are below: Some mileages may be off – please pay attention to street signs
|Driving Directions||Bathroom?||Aid Station?||Approximate driving miles|
|From the race start at the Dam Overlook, make a left (south) onto Park Road. Head south to the Camping Check-In lot (on the left) and runners’ first aid station. You may not enter the camping area – only the parking lot.||X||X||4.2 miles|
|Make another left (south) onto Park Road to the second trailhead for trail #15. This will be on your left. Viewing spot only. Parking allowed only in designated areas – please pay attention to signs.
|Go left (south)onto Park Road again to the St. Helena Picnic Area on the left. Park in the parking area (Using upper st helena road) – This would be a runner hello – not an aid area – runners only pass through||X||4.2 miles|
|Go left (south) onto Park Road to Tea Tables area. This is where our 2nd aid station is – Plenty of parking in the lot, aid station in the pavillion||X||X||.5 miles|
|Go left (south) onto Park Road to Wolf Creek area.||X||.25 miles|
|Go left (south) onto Park Road to the Great Bend Overlook.||.9 miles|
|Go left (south) onto Park Road. Go 1.4 miles, make a left onto Lower Falls Road. Follow the signs to Adventure Calls/Rafting. Pavilion is behind the bathrooms||X||X||2.6 miles|
|**FOR THE 2019 SEASON THE LOWER FALLS BRIDGE ACCESS IS RUNNERS ONLY – THE BRIDGE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC – IF YOU ENTER THE BRIDGE AREA IT IS LIKELY YOU BE ARRESTED AND TICKETED BY PARKS STAFF AND YOUR RUNNER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND PULLED AT THE NEXT AID STATION**
If you would like a great place to see your runner, there is a 1/2 mile hike down to Lower Falls viewing platform with stunning views. To get there head south along the race route/lower falls trail, take the 127 steps down to the viewing platform. We require that crew/spectators stay off the bridge so that runners can cross quickly and safely. Please be advised that once you hike down the steps, you have to go back up them!
|**1/2 mile hike|
To get to the next aid station, exit the parking lot Leave the lot and head back up the hill.
Pass the visitor center and stay straight past the Humphrey nature center. Pass inspiration point.
At .6 miles at the fork go left towards the Portageville exit. Pass council grounds, the glen iris inn and the museum.
Stay right at .5 miles.
At 1 mile, turn left on 436 east. At .3 miles turn left to stay on 436.
Stay on 436 for 4.5 miles (follow signs). Make a left onto Oakland road.
Follow for about 3.1 miles to River Road. Here is an access point to your left.
It is about a .4 mile hike down the blue trail to the yellow blazed flt.
Turn right onto the yellow blazed trail and the aid station is another .6 miles to the aid station. Parking is facing to the north on Oakland road only. Please do not park on the dirt road.
***PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE PARKING SIGNS ON THE ROAD HERE THEY WILL TICKEY AND TOW***
|Leave the aid station and continue North onto River Road. Take River Road for about ~5 miles to an access point (trail D) on your left once you pass ridge road for our final aid station. You will hike almost .35 mile in to this aid station||X||5.5 miles|
|Continue (north) back onto River Road. Follow River Rd. Make a left onto Route 408. Stay on 408 for .6 miles, then turn left onto Visitor Center Road. It is 1.7 miles on the road to the Dam and the finish line!||X||X||2.8 miles|