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    Dirty Half FAQ's

    Dirty Half FAQ's

    Frequently Asked Questions!

    Where is packet pick up, what are the hours, can I pick up day of race?

    Packet pickup is at the FootZone (842 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon 97703) on Thursday May 30th from 2pm-5:00pm and Friday, May 31st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our race staff appreciates you picking up your bib at the store, please email if you need special accommodations. Day of race packet pick up and registration (space available) will begin at the start line at 6:00am on Saturday morning.

    Can I pick up a packet for my friend/spouse/running partner?

    Yes, but please know their details. Name/date of birth.

    When do I start? Will there be waves?

    Race begins at 7am sharp- we will start with ONE wave. We ask you to self select your starting location based on your estimated pace - your time will begin once you cross the start line. Look for signs on race morning to help you find the best starting location.

    Where is the start?

    The start line is at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend OR 97703) Participant parking WILL NOT be allowed at the church unless you have a special permit, please park at Miller Elementary school (off Skyliners) and follow the direction of our volunteers.

    Where do I park on race day? Can you accommodate ADA parking?

    The best place to park is Miller Elementary School. Turn right into the school lot~ 1/4 mile past the church, heading West on Skyliner Rd. Please follow the direction of our traffic attendants . Please do not attemp to park at the church, along Skyliners Rd or Skyline ranch Rd. Please exercise caution when crossing Skyliner Rd, these roads are not closed on race day, expect local traffic. If you require special assistance or ADA parking, please contact use and we can make arrangements. 

    Are spectators allowed?

    There is plenty of space for friends and family at the start/finish area. Our sponsors will also be on-site, be sure to check them out. We ask you avoid having spectators go out on course as there is not much space on many of the single track segments. This is NOT a closed course and while we have alerted the mountain biking community of a high use time, please be courteous and share the trail should you encounter bikers or other trail users while out on course.

    How many aid stations will there be and what is available?

    There are 5 aid stations (#1 and #5 are the same) see map. Aid station 1,2,4 and 5 will have Water and Electrolyte as well as Skratch chews. Aid station 3 WILL HAVE WATER ONLY and chews (no electrolytes).

    Will there be cups at aid stations?

    Yes, While we appreciate everyone using a re-useable cup we’ll have cups of water available. We want to minimize our impact and let’s face it, its tough to haul additional garbage in/out so if you can carry your own cup we’d sure appreciate it. On that note, please dispose of any personal trash at an aid station, if you see an errant wrapper consider picking it up =)

    Is there a map of the course?  Do you have a .gpx that I can download to my watch?

    Here is the .gpx file


    What is the time limit?

    We ask that anyone who believes it will take them longer than 4 hours (18 min/mile) to notify us in advance to make special arrangements to fully enjoy your experience.

    Will there be medical assistance on the course?

    YES! Adventure Medics will be on-site and roving the course on mountain bikes to assist if something unforeseen happens. They will be on hand to locate, treat and transport you should you face an emergency. It is always quickest for them to find you and deliver help if you can make it to an aid station.

    Are there bathrooms on the course?

    There are bathrooms (pit toilets) at Phil’s Trailhead located at approximately mile 1.5. Otherwise, the porta-potties at the start/finish are your best bet.

    What will be at the finish line?

    We're excited to offer Bend breakfast burritos at the finish line. We’ll also have fruit, a sweet treat or GF option upon request and OF course you’ll be able to fill your finisher’s glass with a beer poured by our Sponsor Cascade Lakes Brewing. PLEASE BRING/CARRY YOUR ID so you can join us in the post-race Beer garden. Stop by the Hoka tent for some recovery and to check out the newest options in shoes. Step and Spine PT will be on site for any injury and rehab related questions, and of course, Backporch coffee will have their coffee and cold brew on site to keep you fully caffeinated. 

    Will there be awards?

    We’ll have a brief awards ceremony recognizing the top 3 overall Women and Men as well as the top 3 Masters Men and Women! Awards will start at approximately 9:15am.

    Can I run with my dog?

    While we love our furry friends, dogs ARE NOT ALLOWED on the course.

    Can I run with music/headphones?

    We ask that you consider wearing only one earbud and keeping volume low such that you can hear safety instructions and be aware of other trail runners/users on course.


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