The Bend Beer Chase is a unique, one day “beer relay” featuring the region’s best brews! The BBC is a one-day six-person running relay of approximately 50 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8miles per leg). The course starts from Bend, travels to Redmond, to Sisters and back to finish in Bend. Individuals can choose to only do the Keg Leg portion of the race if they do not wish to complete the relay portion. Each time you exchange at a brewery, you will have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of beer. This is not required, but we expect many people to enjoy this opportunityPerhaps the most unique aspect of a relay like the Bend Beer Chase is the team aspect of running an event like this provides. Running is often a solitary sport, but in a relay, it’s all about your team. After the relay portion of the race then teams have the opportunity to run together through some of Bend’s best breweries. Our teams get in to the spirit by creating elaborate team names and themes, wearing matching outfits, participating in contests, having spontaneous dance parties, cheering on fellow runners, and decorating their vans. The Bend Beer Chase is a race, a celebration, and a vacation all wrapped up in one day of running. We invite you to discover what this race is all about, and why teams run a Cascade Relay event year after year!