Aid Station Supplies

Below is a list of all items that will be delivered to the aid station locations including equipment, supplies, food and first aid items.  Also listed are some suggested items you may want to bring for your personal comfort while you are working the aid station – keep in mind some people will be out there as little as a few hours and some all day, so please prepare accordingly (you are welcome to eat aid station food, but you may tire of this and may want to consider packing your own).  Please feel free to add your own personal touches to the aid stations, provide additional food items and more – please just let us know what you plan on providing additional.  Keep in mind the lists below are a guide and there may be some slight variations.

MAJOR EQUIPMENT:
Pop-up canopies / tents
Tables
Tarps for drop bags and other misc. uses
Small Honda Generator
Garbage Can
Blue water jugs (for water only)
Orange jugs for HEED only

MINOR EQUIPEMENT:
cutting board
sharp knife
scissors
roll duct tape
large plastic containers with covers
small plastic containers with covers
pitchers one for HEED one for water
can opener
gallon ziplock bags
quart ziplock bags
garbage bags
paper bowls
paper plates
paper towels
toilet paper
large stir stick for mixing / stirring HEED
sanitizing wipes for tables
hand sanitizer
plastic knives for making sandwiches
cups for water and HEED
rope
notebook
dish soap
dish rags
Hammer HEED
Hammer Endurolytes (electrolyte caps)
Hammer Gel (variety of flavors)

FOOD (GENERIC LIST):
Hammer Gel (Carbohydrate Gel)
Hammer HEED drink mix
Endurolytes (Electrolyte Replacement Capsulues)
Soda (Coke, Ginger Ale, Sprite)
Fruit (bananas and oranges)
Cookies
Fig Bars
Candy
Potato Chips
Pretzels
Potatoes and Salt
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Bread
Soup mix (Chicken noodle, and vegetarian)
Tortillas and Cheese for Quesadillas
Blankets for runners needing warmth
Garbage bags

FIRST AID KIT (IN ALL AID STATION BOXES):
non-latex gloves
gauze
athletic tape
tampons
Vaniply (in the same vein as vaseline…only better)
neosporin
iodized salt
band-aids
pens
sharpies
antihistime tablets (for bee stings)
Mylar blankets

AID STATION VOLUNTEERS ADDITIONAL PERSONAL ITEMS TO CONSIDER BRING:
Packable Chair
Rain Gear
Sun-screen
Bug-spray
Food (if you want something more than aid station food)

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Afton Trail Run
50KM & 25KM Trail Races
Afton State Park – Hastings, Minnesota
Saturday July 7th, 2018
50KM 6:30AM
25KM 7:30AM

Registration:
Opens Monday January 1st 2018 at 12:01AM CST
Closes Friday June 29th 2018 at 11:59PM CST
*Or once the field limit has been met
Complete Registration Details HERE

Directions to Race Start:
Afton State Park
6959 Peller Avenue South
Hastings, MN 55033
Hastings, Minnesota
Google Maps Directions HERE
Approx 25 minutes East of St. Paul, MN and 40 minutes East of Minneapolis, MN

Terrain / Course Description:
The Afton Trail Run consists of a hilly 25K loop (two loops for the 50K), winding through Afton State Park’s trail system. The race is held 100% off road, primarily on very runnable / not very technical single double and single track. There are 7 long climbs per loop, rising from the river valley and down again with a good mix of rolling and flat terrain between the hills.  Be sure to see maps, elevation charts and stats provided on this website HERE.

50KM:
2 x 15.5 mile loops =  31 miles
Elevation Gain 4,670 FT
Elevation Loss 4,670 FT
NET Elevation Change 9,340 FT
11 Aid Stations
9 hour time limit
Complete 50KM Info HERE

25KM:
1 x 15.5 mile loop = 15.5 miles
Elevation Gain 2,335 FT
Elevation Loss 2,335 FT
NET Elevation Change 4,670 FT
5 Aid Stations
8 hour time limit
Complete 25KM Info HERE

More About the Race / Area:
The Afton Trail Run is one of the most challenging and beautiful trail races around.  The race was established in 1994 and is now one of the oldest, largest and most competitive trail races in the country and routinely draws runners from all 50 states and beyond.  The race takes place entirely within the borders of Afton State Park.  Afton State Park lies on a glacial moraine, scribed with deep ravines running down to the St. Croix River.  The 169 mile St. Croix River was one of the original eight United States rivers to have significant portions placed under protection by the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.  Within the park sandstone outcrops have been exposed in some of the ravines. The vertical drop from the blufftop to the water is 300 feet.  A few patches of remnant prairie survived the decades of farming that took place on the blufftop. Today the former fields are being restored to prairie and oak savanna. The ravines leading down to the riverbank are thickly wooded with oak, aspen, birch, and cherry.