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04/07
Sunday
9:00 AM

Horse Butte 10 Mile Trail Run

Horse Butte Trail RunHorse Butte 10 miler has a field limit of 200 runners which has kept its small race feel intact as it has gained popularity. The course, not so spring like weather, and post race Oregon Country Beef hot dog barbecue have become synonymous with spring trail running in Bend.

This course turns from dirt road to singletrack in the first half mile and stays single track for the next 9.5. The course is mostly uphill for the first 5 miles with much of the gain for the whole loop coming from miles 2-5. The one aid station is located at mile 5.4 after which you get a break from climbing until the short but memorable bump just after mile 8. The remainder of the course is fairly flat with some of the most technical footing coming in the last quarter mile. Technical info aside, the course weather permitting, is in my opinion one of the most visually appealing courses. Great views of the high desert and mountains can be had especially on the way back in from the aid station. If you have never done this event put it on your to do list!

Where: The race starts and finishes at Horse Butte in Bend, Oregon. Directions to the race from Footzone:

  • Turn left off of Wall st at Franklin, take first left onto Bond st, proceed North on Bond to Greenwood and turn right.
  • Stay on Greenwood for 2.5 miles until you reach 27th st, turn right on 27th and head south on 27th for 3.5 miles and take a left onto Rickard.
  • Travel 2 miles on Rickard and take a right onto Billadeau Rd.
  • In one mile cross Arnold Market and you are now on Horse Butte Rd.
  • In a mile Horse Butte road will turn to gravel road FS 1815 take your first right in about a 1/3 of a mile. Park where instructed by Volunteers.
  • You can Google Map Horse Butte Bend, Oregon and it will come up.

Horse Butte Trail Map

Packet Pick up: Packet Pick up will take place at the Footzone located in downtown Bend. Footzone address 845 NW Wall St Bend, OR 97701.

For more information, visit the Horse Butte 10 Mile Race website.

Event Details

Event Date: Sunday, 04/07, 9:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Horse Butte Trailhead
Event Address: NF-1815 Bend, OR 97702
Entry Fee: See Website

04/14
Sunday
8:00 AM

Peterson Ridge Rumble Running Race

Pterson Ridge Rumble

This is a fun, low-key event utilizing the Peterson Ridge and Metolius-Windigo multi-use trails near Sisters, OR. Bring a great sense of adventure and you’ll enjoy it!

There are two distances in the event: 40 mile and 20 mile options. To stay true to the low-key vibe of the event, dogs are allowed in the 20 mile race (sorry, no dogs in the 40 mile). Both races will start and finish at Sisters Middle School.

This race is a fundraiser for the Sisters High School Cross Country team. Many of the volunteers will be cross country team members. The 40 mile was part of the Oregon Trail Ultra Series (RIP OTS).

Event Details

Event Date: Sunday, 04/14, 8:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Sisters Middle School
Event Address: 15200 OR-242, Sisters, OR 97759
Entry Fee: $45 - $55

04/26
Friday
Varies to
Varies

2019 Bend Bike Swap

The Bend Bike Swap gives cyclists of all stripes a venue to buy and trade their two-wheelers in preparation for the upcoming cycling season.

A wide variety of bicycles will be available, from toddler-sized scooters to high-end road, mountain and cyclocross bikes. Most popular — and therefore the quickest to sell out — are commuter and cruiser bikes. A helmet-fitting station for children will be on hand, as will a miniature obstacle course. Spare components, such as seat posts, crank arms and cogs.

The Bike Swap began as the brainchild of Ryan McGlone, a Boneyard Cycling team member that was looking for new ways to give back to the local community. After sharing this idea with other team members over frosty pints it was clear that Bend was in need of a bike swap and it was up to Boneyard to make it happen. All the team needed was a place to hold the event. As word spread, local business owner Matt Massingale generously stepped in and offered up Cascade Rack’s retail space as the first venue location. Armed with a shoestring budget and limited planning, the First Annual Bend Bike Swap boasted serious promise yielding $12,000 in sales, raising just over a thousand dollars for local beneficiaries Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and Bend Endurance Academy. From there we knew this needed to become an annual event!

Event Details

Event Date: Friday, 04/26, Varies
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Hyrdroflask Parking Lot in Northwest Crossing
Event Address: 549 NW York Dr #200 Bend, OR 97701
Entry Fee: Free

05/18
Saturday

Smith Rock Ascent

Three trail running races at Smith Rock State Park! Each distances give runners a unique taste of Smith Rock and all have sweeping views of the Cascade mountains.

Saturday is the 50K with racers running along the river, up Summit trail then out Gray Butte trail, and then around the Grasslands before returning down Burma Road, along the river, to the finish.

Sunday is the 15M and 4M. The 15M runs along the river to Burma, out Gray Butte trail and then UP UP UP Gray Butte before returning the same way. The 4M takes runners up Misery Ridge and then back along the river.

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 05/18,
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Smith Rock State Park
Event Address: Terrebonne, OR 97760
Entry Fee: Varies by distances

05/26
Sunday
8:00 AM to
3:00 PM

The 2019 Sisters Stampede — Oregon’s Largest Mountain Bike Race

Race your bike on the beautiful Peterson Ridge Trail in Sisters, Oregon on May 26th, 2019

Sisters Stampede MTB Race

The Sisters Stampede, now in its seventh year, became the largest cross country MTB race in Oregon in 2011, and continues every Memorial day weekend as the largest and one of the best mountain biking experiences of the season. The race is held on the Peterson Ridge Trail Network and there is something for everyone with 26 different race categories, and a party at the finish line!

Mileage options: 12mi. (Novice/juniors), 27mi. (Elite, Expert, Sport, SS, Clydes)

Each entrant will get a registration bag with items and coupons provided by our generous sponsors. Entrants will also receive a custom pair of Stampede socks, post race recovery food, a Three Creeks beer (over 21), professional timing, and memories to last a lifetime!

$1,000 Cash prizes for top three Men and Women (overall). Overall Men’s winner, and Women’s winner will receive a custom Stampede belt buckle, one-night lodging at Five Pine Lodge, and Dinner for two at Three Creeks Brewing. Top three overall winners are placed in their individual categories and are eligible for category prizes too. Each Category winner will get a 21oz. mug from Three Creeks Brewing. Other prizes and raffle items will include products from Sisters Coffee, Blazin Saddles and more!

Take advantage of Memorial day weekend and make it a family affair.

For more information, visit the Website: Sisters Stampede website.

Event Details

Event Date: Sunday, 05/26, 8:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Peterson Ridge Trail System
Event Address: Peterson Ridge Rd, Bend, OR 97701
Entry Fee: See Website

06/09
Sunday
7:00 AM

The FootZone Dirty Half

The Classic Bend Oregon Half Marathon Trail Race

FootZone Dirty Half MarathonLocated out on the Phil’s trail system. The Dirty Half is a staple to the Central Oregon trail running community. The first wave of runners begin at 7:00 am sharp!

Where: The Dirty Half starts and finishes at Ruff Wear – 2843 NW Lolo Drive Bend, Oregon 97701.

Aid Stations: Five aid stations serving water and electrolyte drink.

Post Race: We will have post-race goodies with tasty food provided by local greats at the finish. Enjoy some Deschutes Brewery’s award-winning Down and Dirty Ale while you listen to music in the beer garden.

Packet Pick Up: FootZone in Downtown Bend, 842 Wall St., 10am – 6pm.

For more information, visit the Dirty Half Trail Race website.

Event Details

Event Date: Sunday, 06/09, 7:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Ruff Wear
Event Address: 2843 NW Lolo Drive Bend, Oregon 97701
Entry Fee: See Website

06/22
Saturday
8:00 AM to
6:00 PM

The Best of Both

On June 22nd, 2019, the central Oregon mountain town of Bend, welcomes bike riders with a diverse range of skill and experience levels to compete in the most unique and original bike race held on US Soil. Staging at the Wanoga snowpark on the lower slopes of Mount Bachelor, the Best of Both combines 62-miles of epic paved roads, and 23-miles of famed, Bend, single-track, into one stunning 85-mile race course.

Our separate Men’s and Women’s “Open Solo” categories present the ultimate test of fitness and endurance. Riders traverse both sections of the course, with a bike switch encouraged at a transition point in the event village. Our Team Relay challenges teams of two to split the workload – one rider tackles the road course, handing off to a teammate that slays it on the trails. Our “Doubles” race challenges teams of two to work together over the entire on, and off-road, course. And for those who prefer to take their time, ride in a group, and take in the beautiful scenery of this mountainous region, our fully supported challenge ride facilitates a more leisurely pace with feed stations and mechanical support to ensure that nobody gets left behind. With categories for full-on racers, recreational riders, relay teams, and teams of 2, the 2019 Best of both offers riders of all age, gender, and experience an opportunity to participate in this unique cycling event.

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 06/22, 8:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: The Wanoga snow park. Evening awards at 10 Barrel Brewing HQ
Event Address: The Cascade Lakes Highway
Entry Fee: Varies

06/28
Friday

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival

The 23rd Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival has something for everyone including the 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K/10K, 28K & 50K Trail Run, Bike Tours & Kids Races! Plus Sunriver is the most amazing active, fun resort-town ever! Rally your friends & family for an incredible RACE-cation!

Each year, during the last weekend in June, thousands of athletes, their family and friends, converge on majestic Central Oregon to take part in the Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival. Pacific Crest is known as the jewel of multisport events in the Northwest and it has become a traditional destination race for athletes from across the nation, as well as from across the globe. Coupled with finishing in a five star destination resort, it is the perfect family vacation destination. You don’t have to take our word for it — join us for this spectacular event and see for yourself.

Pacific Crest events begin Friday morning, with the competition and fun continuing into Sunday afternoon. The full, fun weekend includes Tour de Crest Bike Tours, 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Triathlons, Duathlons & AquaBike, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, 28K & 50K Trail Run and three kids events – truly something for everyone! Plus, The Village shopping area in Sunriver becomes the Athletes Village and Sports & Fitness Expo, with a terrific assortment of gear, clothing, health products, food and beverages to sample and fun “gifts” to purchase. In the Deschutes Brewery Beer Garden, next to the Village Bar and Grill, athletes, family and friends can enjoy Deschutes Brewery beers, great food, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. We will host a FREE SUNSET CONCERT on Friday and Saturday night open to the community. We will Rock the Village and keep the celebration in full swing all weekend.

Event Details

Event Date: Friday, 06/28,
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Varies by Event
Event Address: Varies by Event
Entry Fee: Varies by Event

07/06
Saturday
6:00 AM

Ochoco 50mi/50K/10mi Trail Runs

Ochoco Trail RunsThe Ochoco Trail Runs offer spectacular views of the Cascade Range. The trail winds through mixed conifer forest, old growth ponderosa pine, and many open meadows. During the Spring and Summer months there is an abundance of wildflowers in the meadows along the course. Wildlife include wild horses, elk, deer, and coyotes. All of the races start and finish at Walton Sno Park.

The course begins with a gentle downhill on a nice dirt road as you head out of Walton Sno park. After 2.8 miles you will veer off onto rolling single track. You will come to Spring Aid Station (AS #1) at mile 5.3. From there, you will begin a 1400 foot descent over 3.8 miles. The course then hits a dirt road for about 1 mile on your way to Ochoco Creek Aid Station (AS #2) -the lowest point on the course.

Leaving AS #2, you begin your climb to the Lookout Mountain Summit gaining 3000ft in 7.8 miles. This section is entirely single track passing several meadows and incredible views of the Cascades in the distance. As you near the summit the trail gets more rocky and technical. Once you are on top of Lookout Mountain take moment to enjoy the view! You will make your way to Lookout Mountain Shelter Aid Station (AS #3).

After refueling at Lookout Mtn Shelter AS, you begin your descent of1400 ft over the next 3.7 miles to Upper Lookout Mountain Trailhead Aid Station (AS#4). From AS #4 you will start making your way to the summit of Round Mountain over the next 4.6 miles to Round Mountain Aid Station (AS #5). The trail descends steeply then levels off to rolling terrain over the next 5 miles on your way to the finish at Walton Sno Park.

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 07/06, 6:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Ochoco Mountains
Event Address: NF-22, Prineville, OR 97754, USA
Entry Fee: Varies by Event

07/13
Saturday
10:00 AM

Oregon 24

MTB Relay or go solo under the stars at Wanoga Snow park for 12 or 24 hrs and team sizes of one, two, four, five or six to up to ten for a 11-mile lap and 900 ft of climbing. Bring your RV, or Tent and get set up for a bonding experience. Mechanical support from Pine Mountain Sports and custom awards for all winners! All shapes and sizes welcome to have some fun in Bend!

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 07/13, 10:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Wanoga Sno Park
Event Address: Cascade Lakes Highway, Bend, OR 97703
Entry Fee: Varies depending on number of riders

07/20
Saturday
5:30 AM

The 2019 High Cascades 100

The High Cascades 100 is a Central Oregon MTB race like no other!

Mud Slinger EventsIt challenges elite pro racers and hard core weekend chargers alike to cover 100 miles of amazing Central Oregon single track — and climb around 8,000′ in the process.

The course changes each year and will be posted on their website as race day gets closer.

Top pros will finish in under 8 hours duking it out the whole way, and it’s not uncommon for the last finisher to arrive at sunset around the 15 hour mark.

Now, a race like this is not to be taken lightly. As their website FAQ says: “Most likely injury: Collarbone followed by laceration.” If that sounds hard core (and it is), consider volunteering. Helping the athletes who compete in this race at aid stations, at the start, or at the finish is a fun experience — and something that feels great to be a part of. Contact the HC100 Volunteer Coordinator for more info.

Learn more about The High Cascades 100 at their website.

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 07/20, 5:30 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Athletic Club of Bend
Event Address: 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend, OR 97702
Entry Fee: See Website

08/10
Saturday
7:00 AM to
1:00 PM

Haulin’ Aspen – Half Marathon, Full Marathon, & “Half-As”

Haulin’ Aspen Race Bend Oregon

One of Oregon’s favorite running events!

Haulin’ Aspen is a trail Marathon Run, Half Marathon Run, and Half-As (6.5 miles). Returning for it’s 14th year. Runners will start and finish in beautiful Wanoga Sno-Park on spectacular single and double track trails as well as remote forest service roads. Haulin’ Aspen is a points qualifier for the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series.

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 08/10, 7:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Wanoga Sno-Park and Deschutes Forest
Event Address: Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway, Bend, Oregon
Entry Fee: Varies

08/17
Saturday
5am to
9pm

Waldo 100k

picture52The Waldo 100K Ultramarathon is a challenging 100K loop-type course starting at Willamette Pass Ski Area (70 miles east of Eugene, Oregon) at elevation 5120′, climbing up several mountains including Fuji, The Twins, and Maiden Peak before returning to the ski area. The route is mostly single-track trails with some fairly remote sections and has many incredible views of pristine Waldo Lake.

It is not a beginner-level ultra and participation in the race should not be taken lightly.

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 08/17, 5am
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Willamette Pass Ski Area
Event Address: Highway 58
Entry Fee: Closed registration

08/24
Saturday
11:00 AM to
8:00 PM

Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival

Volcanic Bike and Brew FestivalBack for the fifth straight summer it’s the Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival at Mt. Bachelor!

This year, Race Cascadia will host the Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Enduro Race, where athletes will test their biking skills on some of the toughest terrain Mt. Bachelor has to offer. Numerous vendors will bring great beer and food, gear to demo, this year’s products for all to enjoy. It’s a great weekend for locals and visiting mountain bike enthusiasts to get away for a weekend!

Come out for free bike demos, live music, and vendors, all located in the West Village Base Area.

Visit the Beer Garden for brews, your favorite BBQ foods and the best view of the Skills Park all weekend long.

Registration for the first annual Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Enduro presented by Race Cascadia is now live. Go reserve your spot before they are all gone!

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 08/24, 11:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Mt. Bachelor Bike Park
Event Address: 13000 SW Century Drive, Bend, Oregon
Entry Fee: $110

09/18
Wednesday
Varies to
Varies

Bend Fat Tire Tour

The event’s roots are in the Big Bend Fat Tire Tour produced by COTA to which I participated in and many of you reading this did as well. Make no mistake some of the mystery may be gone from the early days in Bend for mountain biking, but there is a whole new generation coming up and plenty of us “Old timers” around to ride our mountain bikes on some of the best singletrack ever.

Super Special Thanks to 10 Barrel Brewing! Without their support this event would not be back on the trail.

Please see Event website for details on the weekend’s routes, shuttle info and parking.

Event Details

Event Date: Wednesday, 09/18, Varies
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Wanoga Snow Park

11/09
Saturday
7:00 AM

Run the Rock

50 MILE – 50K – HALF MARATHON trail running races in and around Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River National Grasslands. 50M/50K are Saturday and the Half Marathon is Sunday. The course includes the River Trail, Summit, Wolf Tree, Burma Road, Cole Loop, Gray Butte, Skull Hollow area.

Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, 11/09, 7:00 AM
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Smith Rock State Park
Event Address: https://smithrock.com/directions
Entry Fee: Varies by distace

McKenzie River Trail Shuttles