Runners’ crews and spectators are not allowed at Grand Portage or Peterson’s aid stations! Failure to adhere to this will result in runner disqualification! As a runner participant you are responsible for your crew and spectators understanding this limitation.
The Voyageur course spans 25 miles over multiple jurisdictions. Managing access to a course that length and complexity has always been a balance, and the logistics have only increased as the race has become more popular. Most of our runners do abide by requests to not have crews and spectators go to these closed aid stations. However, we have had instances where this was not the case. Ignoring this request creates challenges for ensuring runner safety, race permitting and the ability for emergency services to reach these stations.
Runners… Your crew is an extension of you. Please make sure they are informed of this access limitation and its ramifications. Crews… Don’t jeopardize your runner’s finish.
As race participants we run as a community, sharing a common experience – of trail, weather, course setup… First or last, we’re all in this together.