Aid Stations

Please note that all of the remote and high altitude aid stations are supplied by teams of burros. Some of the higher stations on the course will require a two day walk for the attendants to reach these stations. Due to the unique and difficult nature of supplying these stations, there will not be an excessive amount of food and water available. We encourage participants to help by carrying most of their own water and energy supplements.

Llanganuco 13k

The 13k course will have one aid station. This station will be placed at the halfway turn around point at Cebollapampa.

Station

Start

1 (Cebollapampa)

Finish

Distance

0

6.5km

13.5km

Elevation

3,840m

3,920m

3,840m

Pisco 30k

The 30k course will have 4 aid stations. One station will be placed at Cebollapampa (pass twice), one at Pisco Basecamp near the Refugio Peru and one at Laguna 69.

Station

Start

1(Cebollapampa)

2 (Pisco Basecamp)

3 (Laguna 69) 

4 (Cebollapampa)

Finish

Distance

0

6.5km

11km

15.5km

21.5km

30km

Elevation

3,840m

3,920m

4,670m

4,600m

3,920m

3,840m

Santa Cruz 45k

The 45k course will have 6 aid stations. There will be two stations placed before Punta Union Pass, one medical with light aid at the top of Punta Union Pass, and three more stations through the Santa Cruz Valley on your way down to Cashapampa.

Station

Start (Vaqueria)

1

2

3 (Punta Union)

4 (Taullipampa)

5

6

Finish (Cashapampa)

Distance

0

8km

16.5km

18.5km

22.5km

29.5km

38km

45km

Elevation

3,720m

3,700m

4,404m

4,750m

4,175m

3,886m

3,650m

2,930m

Aid Station Supplies

Things you will find at aid stations:

  • Water
  • Salty snacks (chips, pretzels etc.)
  • Sugary snacks (chocolate, cookies etc.)
  • Fruit (bananas, oranges etc.)
  • Sandwiches (peanut butter & jelly)
  • Soda (Coke, Inca)
  • Friendly people

Things you may not find at aid stations:

  • Pain meds. If you want ibuprofen, etc. plan to carry your own. 
  • Electrolyte caps.
  • Foot care products. Many aid stations will have some items such as duct tape and moleskin. Plan your own foot care if you think you’ll need it.

Aid Station Medical

We expect you to be prepared for medical situations unique to your health history. If you have any special conditions (allergies, asthma etc.) please make us aware when you check in. Be sure to carry any medications or inhalers you might need during the run. We have people with medical experience on course with basic first aid supplies at aid stations (including oxygen). Although we have medical staff available, know that evacuation from any point along the course will be a slow and difficult process (typically involving a horse ride out). This is a remote, wilderness event and should be approached with preparation, caution and care. We expect you to be self-sufficient and responsible on race day.