Aid Stations

Aid Stations and Drop Bags

There will be 6 full aid stations in the 40 mile (plus one water-only), and 4 aid stations in the 20 mile, located approximately every 3-7 miles. For the 40 mile, you can leave drop bags for AS 3 (water only) and AS 6 at the start line on race morning. Aid stations will serve water, Nuun Hydration, cola, gels, fruit, potatoes, candy, chips, etc., plus doggie water and doggie treats for the 20 mile (sorry, no dogs allowed in the 40 miler).

Note for 40 milers: Aid Stations 3, 6, & 7 will be cupless, so…bring your own drinking container.

40 mile CUT-OFFS

At approximately mile 24, where the 40 milers turn off the long, straight road to run their second big loop, you need to be there by 12:45 p.m. That is 4 hours and 45 min. for regular starters and 5 hours and 45 min. for early starters. If you are a 40 miler and arrive there after 12:45 p.m., volunteers will direct you straight to the finish with the 20 milers. If you get there before 12:45 p.m., you will be directed to the 40 mile loop. Aid Station 6 will have a 2:15 p.m. cutoff. Aid Station 7 will have a 3:45 p.m. cutoff.

Absolute finish cutoff for 40 miler will be 5 p.m. This is a 15 min/mi average for 40 mile early starters. Please realize this is for the benefit of the many Rumble volunteers so they aren’t out there longer than what is reasonable. Thank you for your understanding on this.

20 mile CUT-OFFS

AS 2, 11:30 a.m.; AS 3, 1 p.m.; AS 4, 2:15 p.m.; Finish 4 p.m. If you arrive at any of these aid stations after the corresponding time, arrangements will be made to drive you back to the finish area. Thank you for your understanding on this.


AS Mileages for 40 mile (updated as of December 3, 2013):

  1. 7.1
  2. 10.3
  3. 14.8 (water & Nuun only) Drop bags; No cups at this aid station!
  4. 18.3
  5. 22.5
  6. 28.5 (2:15 p.m. cutoff) Drop bags; No cups at this aid station!
  7. 35 (3:45 p.m. cutoff); No cups at this aid station!

AS Mileages for 20 mile:

  1. 4.8
  2. 8
  3. 12
  4. 16.2

40 Mile Crew Directions

Start to AS 1 (also AS 5):
Go east on McKenzie Hwy towards Sisters. Turn right at the “T” onto Cascade Ave. Turn right on Elm (Three Creeks Rd). Go about 2 miles to FS 4606, turn left. NOTE: THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT RUNNERS WILL BE ON THIS ROAD – USE EXTREME CAUTION!! Drive about 1 mile (1/4 mile past where the runners turn rt). Just past the big filled-in “pit” on the right, turn right and follow this road to AS 1.

AS 1 to AS 2 (also AS 4):
Retrace your route back to Three Creeks Rd. Turn left. Drive about 2 miles to FS 1608, turn left. Follow 1608 (stay right at the first left curve) up a short, steep hill. You’ll then cross the race route just before FS 500. This is the aid station.


AS 2 to AS 3:
Retrace your route back to Three Creeks Rd. Turn left. Drive a little over 2 miles; just past the top of the steep hill on the left, the race course trail comes to the road. This is the aid station (FS Road 442 is on the right side of the road).

AS 3 to AS 4:
Retrace your steps from AS 3 to AS 2/4.

AS 4 to AS 5: 
Retrace your steps from AS 4 to AS 1.

AS 6: 
Do NOT go to this aid station, as the runners will be running on this road!! I’m not going to disqualify any runners if crews drive there, but it’s kind of a jerky thing to do and we don’t want any jerks at the Rumble.

AS 7: 
From the start/finish, go west on McKenzie Hwy / Hwy 242 about 1/2 mile. Turn left on Pole Creek Rd/FS 15. Drive approx. 2.5 miles to FS 100, turn left. Drive another 1/4 mile and you’re at the Cow Camp Aid Station.