The Oregon 200 race allows for both crew and pacers. A runner can certainly complete the race without one or both, and many people do these types of races without. We fully support you racing either way.
Crew is allowed at the aid stations noted on the Aid Station Chart on the Course page, and only those aid stations. If a crew member or spectator shows up at an aid station where they are not allowed, the racer will be disqualified and pulled from the race.
We ask for crew to monitor their runner’s progress on the Tracking page (to come) and arrive at the aid station as near to their expected arrival time as possible, and then to depart after the runner leaves. This reduces the number of cars/vehicles at the aid stations, many which do not have enough space for everyone to show up and hang out for a long time. Since this race is during a busy weekend in the forest already, we want to reduce our impact on other users.
Start to Aid Station 1 (Crescent Lake) – 13 mins, 7.7 miles
Start to Aid Station 2 (Summit Lake) – 1 hr 40 mins, 38.3 miles (trust us, don’t try to drive the way Google will take you. Forest Road 398 is not passable by most vehicles)
Greenwaters Park to Aid Station 2 (Summit Lake) – 1 hour 39 mins, 39 miles
Greenwaters Park to Aid Station 5 (Sacadanga) – 1 hour 5 mins, 26.2 miles
Aid Station 2 (Summit Lake) to Aid Station 5 (Sacadanga) – 34 minutes, 13.6 miles
Aid Station 5 (Sacadanga) to Aid Station 7 (Hills Creek) – 1 hour 8 minutes, 27.8 miles
Greenwaters Park to Aid Station 7 (Hills Creek) – 7 minutes, 4.7 miles
Aid Station 7 (Hills Creek) to Greenwaters Park (Oakridge) – 8 minutes, 4.7 miles
Greenwaters Park (Oakridge) to Aid Station 10/14 (Small Lake) – 45 minutes, 22.7 miles
Aid Station 10/14 (Small Lake) to Aid Station 11/13 (Betty) – 47 minutes, 21.8 miles
Aid Station 11/13 (Betty) to Aid Station 12 (Waldo) – 11 minutes, 7.7 miles
Aid Station 12 (Waldo) to Aid Station 10/14 (Small Lake) – 57 minutes, 29.6 miles
Aid Station 10/14 (Small Lake) to Greenwaters Park (Finish) – 44 minutes, 22.7 miles
If a runner is dropping from the race, for any reason, the crew should help ensure the runner lets the aid station captain know that they are withdrawing. They’ll likely be tired and perhaps frustrated and not thinking clearly, but the racer must turn in their bib and SPOT device to the aid station, so that we know they are accounted for and leaving the course and we do not need to go looking for them.
You can have multiple pacers throughout the race, but only one can run with you at a time. Pacers cannot mule for you. They can eat at the aid stations and utilize the sleep stations if there are cots available; runners get first priority.
All pacers will need to sign a waiver and pick up a bib at Greenwaters Park. This can be done during the bib pick up on Thursday, or anytime the Oakridge aid station is open. A pacer bib must be worn and visible at all times when on course with a runner.