Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the River and Through the Woods

XTERRA Trail Running National Championship Bend, Oregon: September 17-18, 2010 Those of us who live in Bend know full well the beauty and recreational opportunities afforded by our urban trails, as they wind along the Deschutes River and through pine forests. Now, an entire nation of trail runners will know. … Continue reading

FootZone’s Dirty Half….. Coming to a Trail Near You.

FootZone’s Dirty Half….. Coming to a Trail Near You.

Lace up those running shoes and hit the trail! FootZone’s Dirty Half, a half marathon on the Phil’s Trail network just west of Bend, will take place this Sunday morning at 8 a.m. sharp!  A 13.1-mile loop of technical single-track welcomes runners of all abilities – from Olympic caliber athletes … Continue reading

Six months later, we are still getting fresh tracks.

Six months later, we are still getting fresh tracks.

May 22nd, 2010.  Bend, Oregon.  Flurries of snow can be seen from my kitchen window.  The Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor are invisible, heavily cloaked in swirling white clouds.  The skis have been retired for the year, but the mountain is calling.  The powder has been accumulating for … Continue reading

Get Motivated….Bend’s Top Running Races

Get Motivated….Bend’s Top Running Races

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 … Continue reading