The Afton Trail Run is a spectator friendly event, especially if you are willing to do some walking – friends and families are welcome to come and support their runners!
VERY IMPORTANT PARKING DETAILS FOR THE 2019 RACE: Due to an infrastructure project on their lower property, the normal overflow parking lots that Afton Alps Ski Area generously allows us to use for the Afton Trail Run will not be available for the 2019 race. We will be using an alternate parking lot on Afton Alps property that will require us to shuttle runners and spectators a short 2 miles to (and from) the race start / finish area. Some 50K runners, and all 25K runners, along with spectators should expect to park in this lot and take the shuttle bus. PLEASE REVIEW COMPLETE DETAILS, HERE https://www.aftontrailrun.com/2019-afton-trail-run-parking-plan-all-runners-must-read/
Spectators will park in either of the same locations that runners do – we strongly encourage carpooling. A parking map / locations can be found HERE https://www.aftontrailrun.com/maps-and-data/
The best two places to spectate are at the Start / Finish area and at Aid Station 3/4. The race Start / finish area is adjacent to the Afton State Park Visitors Center, which is also the 25K point in the 50K race – so 50K spectators can see their runners start, embark on their second loop and finish at this location. Aid Station 3/4 is near the beach at Afton State Park and is about a 1/2 mile walk from either of the parking areas, but is slightly closer to the overflow parking at Afton Alps. 25K runners will come through this area two times, while 50K runners will come through four times! Please do not crowd the aid stations and always listen to instructions from race officials.
Pacing and Bandits:
Pacers are not allowed at the Afton Trail Run and running the race course without being officially registered is considered bandit’ing the race (stealing) and is prohibited.
Because of how well staffed and stocked our aid stations are, crewing your runner should not be necessary at the Afton Trail Run – however, if you are going to crew your runners, this may only be done at official aid stations – giving supplies, water, etc to your runner at any other location on the race course is prohibited and considered cheating and will lead to the disqualification of your runner.
The park and all of the trails are open to the public, and thus, spectators alike. While you are welcome to spectate from anywhere within the park, we ask that while walking down the trails to get to a viewing area, that you give runners the right of way.
Post Race Picnic:
The post race picinic is for registered runners only – please be sure to pack yourself a lunch if you are spending the day!
Spectators should familiarize themselves with the maps and info on THIS page https://www.aftontrailrun.com/maps-and-data/ and should also study up on the info specific to the distance their runner is participating in 50KM HERE https://www.aftontrailrun.com/50km-info/ and 25KM HERE https://www.aftontrailrun.com/25km-info/