Smith Rock Marathon

Run the Rock - 50K & Half Marathon

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Welcome to Run The Rock, offering spectacular 50mile, 20 mile, 50K and half marathon loop-style trail races within Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River National Grasslands, located near Bend, Oregon. All courses offer amazing views of the Cascade Range – from Mt Hood in the north to Mt Bachelor in the south. You will pass the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park – famous for rock climbing – and the unique beauty of the Crooked River National Grasslands.

The 50 mile consists of a 26 mile loop run twice. Total elevation gain is 6700 ft. and 6700 ft. of loss. 80% of the course is on single-track trails, 20% on double track and dirt roads. There are 8 fully stocked aid stations.

The 50K follows much of the same loop the 50 mile race uses, but a bonus is going up Misery Ridge right from the start and passing the flanks of Monkey Face. Total elevation gain is 4500 ft. and 4500 ft. of loss. 85% of the course is on single-track trails, 15% on double track and dirt roads. There are 4 fully stocked aid stations.

NEW in 2019! The 20 mile course starts/finishes at Cyrus Horse Camp and is the only race at Run The Rock that takes you to the top of Gray Butte. You will have fantastic views from Mt Adams in Washington State to Mt Bachelor. The course is on 80% single track and 20% double track and dirt roads. Total elevation gain is 4300 ft. and 4300 ft. of loss with 3 aid stations.

The half marathon course has incredible views of the Cascades and Monkey Face. There are 3 aid stations with about 2500 f.t of climbing packed into 13.1 miles. 90% of the course is on single-track trails with 3 aid stations.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 50M & 20M
Sunday, November 10, 2019 – 50K & Half Marathon

Check-in starts @ 5AM and up to 15minutes before each race
50Mile start: 6:00 a.m.
20Mile start: 8:00 a.m.

Check-in starts @ 6:00 a.m. and up to 15 minutes before each race
50K start: 7:00 a.m.
HM start: 8:30 a.m.

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