Voted Best Running Town by Outside Magazine, Bend Oregon is every runner’s Mecca. An urban network of paved and natural surface trails, weaving through the city and along the Deschutes River, is just a taste of what Bend has to offer.  Within minutes of downtown Bend, lies some of the countries best single track; an endless network that incorporates challenging climbs, wide fire roads and rolling riverside trail.

If ideal spring weather and scenic landscape isn’t enough to get you motivated to lace up your running shoes, perhaps one of Bend’s organized running events will.  Whether you are an elite level racer or training for your first 5k; Bend’s Running Calendar has an event for you, so make a plan to come experience one of Oregon’s best trail running spots.

Light of Hope 5k

April 18th, Riverbend Park

Benefit for CASA of Central Oregon

http://www.casaofcentraloregon.org/

Heaven Can Wait 5K

June 6th, Drake Park

Benefit for Sara’s Project & Breast Cancer Research

http://www.heavencanwait.org/

Dirty Half Half Marathon, National USATF National Championship Race

June 13th, Phils Trailhead

Benefit for the Deschutes Basin Land Trust

http://dirtyhalf.footzonebend.com/index

Haulin Aspen Marathon and Half Marathon

TrailRunner Trophy Series Race

August 8th, Shevlin Park

Benefit for Mountain View High School Cross Country Team

http://www.freshairsports.com/events/haulin_aspen/index.php

Deschutes Dash Sports Festival 10k, Triathlon, & Duathlon

July 17th & 18th, Old Mill District

http://www.deschutesdash.com/

Pacific Crest Marathon Weekend Sports Festival Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

June 25th – 27th, Sunriver

http://www.racecenter.com/pacificcrest/

Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Half Marathon, 5k & 10K

July 10th, Smith Rock, Terrebonne

http://www.smithrockrace.com/

Cascade Lakes Relay 216 mile relay

July 30th – 31st, Diamond Lake Resort to Bend http://www.cascadelakesrelay.com/

XTERRA Trail Run National Championship Half Marathon

September 18th, Old Mill District https://www.visitbend.com/xterra

Bend’s Running Resources:

Central Oregon Running Klub

www.centraloregonrunningklub.org/

FootZone Bend

www.footzonebend.com

Fleet Feet Bend

www.fleetfeetbend.com

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