Aid Stations & Drop Bags

 

This race is a crewed or self-supported race.  We will have 8 well-placed and staffed aid stations along the course, as well as 8 self-serve water only stations. Self-supported runners will be able to utilize the fullly staffed Aid Stations for drop bags.  The Full Service Aid stations will have water, sports drinks and the basic ultra staple items.  The Water Only aid stations will simply have a water jug.  Below is information on aid station locations and what will be offered.   Please read the race rules carefully.  Safety of runners and crews on the course is our number one priority.

All full service aid stations will be staffed with Volunteers. These stations will provide water and Hammer Heed sports drink (except the Water Only stops) as well as a variety of ultra foods, which will include: chips, pretzels, salty foods, bars, bananas and oranges.  There will be some sweets/sugary items and gels available as well. All participants must check in with the Volunteers when passing the Full Service Aid Stations.

100 MILER: Click HERE for driving/running directions and exact locations of each aid station on the 100 Mile course.  **(IMPORTANT: the distances listed here changed slightly for 2015 as the Finish Line is now located in Tetonia, ID, instead of Driggs, ID). Download the 100M Aid Station List HERE

50 MILER: Click HERE for driving/running directions and exact locations of each aid station on the 50 Mile Course.  **(IMPORTANT: the distances listed here changed slightly for 2015 as the Finish Line is now locatedin Tetonia, ID, instead of Driggs, ID). Download the 50M Aid Station List HERE

Full Service Aid Station Locations** for the 100/50 Milers  **(IMPORTANT: the distances listed changed slightly for 2015 as the Finish Line is now in Tetonia, ID, instead of Driggs,ID).:

1.  Mile 15.3 - VALLEY VIEW  This is located on Hwy 20 near the Valley View Laundry, just after the first Exxon Gas station on the course.  There is a convenience store, restaurant and a few other small shops at this location as well.  This station will have water, Heed, gels and a small amount of simple food. NO DROP BAGS HERE

2. Mile 24.3 - STAGE STOP: Located on Hwy 20, near the Stage Stop Gas station. This station will have water, Heed, gels and a small amount of simple food. DROP BAGS ALLOWED

3.  Mile 37.4 - HWY 47:  This is located at the turn-off to Mesa Falls.  Between this location and Henry's Fork there are a few convenience stores and gas stations scatterred along the way.  This station will have water, Heed, Coke, Mt. Dew and Sprite, peanut butter and jelly, turkey and cheese roll ups, chips, cookies, oranges and bananas. DROP BAGS ALLOWED

4.  Mile 50.9 - MESA FALLS:  Located in the Lower Mesa Falls parking lot adjacent to the Restrooms. Runners must turn off of Hwy 47 and into the parking area in order to check in at this station.  There are no other facilities at this location.  Additonal restrooms can be found approxiamately 6 miles down the road there are bathroom facilities at the campground by the river.  This station will have water, Heed, Coke, Mt. Dew and Sprite, peanut butter and jelly, turkey and cheese roll ups, chips, cookies, oranges and bananas.  DROP BAGS ALLOWED

5.  Mile 60.6 / 10.6 - ASHTON:  Located at a critial course turn at the intersection of Hwy 47 and county road 4000E. Runners will come into this aid station as they come up out of the Mesa Falls area.  There are no facilities or stores until you reach Tetonia at mile 91.5.  Crews can detour over to Ashton which is a few miles to the west on Highway 47.  This station will have water, Heed, Coke, Mt. Dew, Sprite, chips, cookies, gels and fruit.  DROP BAGS ALLOWED

6.  Mile 70.9 / 20.9 - ROUGH RIDERS:  Located in front of the Rough RIders Saloon in the tiny hamlet of Drummond, ID, at the turn from Main St. onto Highway 32.  If the bar is open, feel free to grab a cold one!  This station will only have water, Heed and gels.  DROP BAGS ALLOWED

7.  Mile 80.9 /  30.9 - HWY 32:  This aid station is located along the side of Highway 32, at the intersection of County road 500N, just north of mile post #9.  No facilities or stores at this location.  This station will have water, Heed, Coke, Mt. Dew and Sprite, peanut butter and jelly, turkey and cheese roll ups, chips, cookies, oranges and bananas. DROP BAGS ALLOWED

8.  Mile 91 / 41 - On N 5000 W, just South of Hwy 33:  Located on the left-hand side of the dirt road (N 5000 W), near the entrance to the Haden Cemetery, Please be alert when crossing Hwy 33 as traffic will be moving quickly.  This station will have water, Heed, Coke, Mt. Dew, Sprite, gels, chips and some simple foods. DROP BAGS ALLOWED

9. Mile 100.1 / 50.1:   FINISH!!!  Teton Peaks Lodge, 2901 Egbert Ave., Tetonia, ID 83452

We encourage crews to utilize the aid stations to support their runners whenever possible as these are very safe places along the course, but please understand that food and drinks are for the runners only.  Crews may provide support to all runners anywhere along the course provided they follow the safety regulations outlined in the Rules and Regulations. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in disqualification from the race.  Runners are responsible for the actions of their crew.  Everyone's safety is our number one priority.

ALSO:  Many runners will be running the race without the support of a crew and relying upon the aid stations only.  If you have a crew please encourage them to check on other runners along the way.  Let's all help EVERYONE get it done!

DROP BAGS:  You may designate drop bags for aid stations 2-8.  All drop bags must be clearly labeled with the following: your Race, Last Name, Bib Number and appropriate Aid Station as listed above. (50 Milers: if using a drop bag, please be sure to list the mileage for both races...for example, "ROUGH RIDERS Mile 20.8 and 70.8"...so there is no confusion when dropping off the bags) 

100 mile runners must provide drop bag(s) at the pre-race meeting Friday night, or in the lobby of the Grey Wolf Hotel, from 8:30pm until 10pm that evening. Drop bags will not be accepted for the 100 Miler on race morning. 

50 Mile runners can leave their bags at the starting line on race morning. 

Drop bags will be brought to the finish line as each aid station closes behind the last runner. You may leave items at any aid station during the race and our volunteers will bring them to the finish line after their aid station closes, however, the race and its organizsers are not responsible for lost of stolen items.  Crew members may pick-up any drop bags at the Aid Stations.