Bend Marathon and Half
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The Bend Marathon and Half captures all that is truly gorgeous about Bend, Oregon. With a 10k and 5k race as well, there is a distance for everyone. The races all start and finish in charming downtown Bend, and give runners several views of the picturesque Deschutes River. The full, half and 10k continue along the river through the famous Old Mill District, then the full and half move through pine and juniper landscapes, to sweeping vistas of the Three Sisters mountains. Kids under 12 run the 5k for free! All races end at the Finish Party next to beautiful Drake Park. The marathon and half marathon courses share the first seven miles of the course, which begins on Oregon Avenue in downtown Bend. From there, the course continues south through downtown Bend and along the Deschutes River through Riverbend Park before continuing southwest along residential areas in Bend. The middle miles of the course are primarily run alternately between road sections and multi-use trail sections, taking runners through residential areas of Bend, through long stretches of Haul Trail, Skyline Ranch Road, and the West Bend Trail before leading runners through Sunset Park and through more residential neighborhoods before heading across the river and back toward downtown Bend and the finish line.