MARATHON AID STATIONS
There will be 4 aid stations along the way. They are located between 5 and 6 miles apart. This could potentially leave you out on the trail between aid stations for up to 2 hours in some cases. It is HIGHLY recommended that you carry some type of water i.e. hydration pack, hand held, or fanny pack.
Start to Finish – The aid stations and the accompanying restroom facilities:
• Aid Station #1 Mile 6 - Gun Range (w/restrooms)
• Dry Canyon parking lot - mile 8 (restrooms only)
• Aid Station #2 Mile 11.5 - Grove Creek Trail Head Parking lot (w/restroom)
• Aid Station #3 Mile 16.5 - Indian Springs
• Aid Station #4 Mile 21.5 - Dry Canyon
Aid stations will be stocked with the following:
Water, electrolyte drink, electrolyte tablets, gummy bears, pretzels, peanut butter quarter sandwiches, fruit, and a mix of other goodies.
This is a very challenging marathon course. If you run a 3:30 marathon expect to finish this race between 5-6 hours. There is 5,883 feet of elevation gain on Marathon course. The course is made up of 99.9% mountain trail and fire break roads. The only asphalt that your trail shoes will touch is a few crossing as you traverse northbound at the lower elevations. There are sections of accent and decent that will be technical but extremely scenic. As in the past you may experience snow, rain, mud, potential stream crossings but without a doubt - rocks. Although the distance is that of a traditional marathon, it is anything but traditional. There will not be porta-johns, mile markers, spectators, or volunteers at every turn showing you which way to go. You should treat this race course like an ultra-distance race. The course will be marked with orange and blue flagging. Continuous orange flagging will indicate the correct direction. A combination of orange and blue flagging will indicate an upcoming turn. The blue flagging will appear on the same side of the trail as the turn will occur. The course will be marked well but you must pay attention to the flagging.
Local time: 4:40 AM