• Outdoor City Is Coming To Mt. Bachelor Sep 13-15

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Event , Hiking , Music , Running , Travel & Adventure

    Press Release July 31, 2019

    Justin Yax, DVA Advertising & PR, 541-389-2411,
    Beverly Lucas, OCUSA, 458-292-7550, 

    Event serves up a menu of cycling, running, climbing, and hiking, plus music, food, and fun for outdoors lovers of all ages and levels

    (BEND, Ore.) — While outdoor lovers might not need another reason to visit – or return – to Bend, Ore., Outdoor City USA is set to premiere its three-day, multi-sport outdoor festival September 13-15 in the heart of Central Oregon. The event will include…

  • Dirty Half Marathon Sunday June 9

    Posted on in category Running

    The Dirty Half is a longtime beloved staple of the Central Oregon trail running community. Enjoy a challenging course through high desert forest with 499 of your favorite Central Oregon trail running peers, and then toast your accomplishment with a Deschutes Brewery beer at the finish line beer garden! All proceeds of the Dirty Half go to the Deschutes Land Trust.

    More INFO HERE.

  • 15 Toughest Races In The World

    Posted on in category Running

    Okay, this is only for the most hardy, but it is kinda of interesting to see how humans continue to challenge themselves physically and mentally with increased interest in endurance racing. Check out the full article HERE!

    Bend certainly has its share of people who are participating in some kind of endurance event and the Pole, Pedal, Paddle is one of the original endurance races and it’s not far away.


  • Bend Trail Series - September 27

    Posted on in category Running

    Tomorrow Sep 27th at 6pm.  The Fall edition of the Bend Trail Series includes four races at different trailheads around Bend. Each race is a different distance, ranging from 4 to 7 miles. The courses are unveiled the Monday before each race.

    Save some money and sign up for the whole Series for $70. You can sign up for a single race each evening for $20, if there is space available. More INFO HERE!

    We host an awards party at 10 Barrel Eastside immediately following the final race and have lots of prizes and awards.

  • Under Armour Mountain Running Series 2018 At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in category Running

    This is year two for the Under Armour Mountain Running Series at Mt. Bachelor, this Saturday September 15.  It should be a fun day of trail running and fun. Here is a video we produced for last year to get you stoked. The courses and races are a little different than last year so check out the Mt. Bachelor’s website for this year’s specifics. More INFO HERE.

  • Hauling Aspen 2018

    Posted on in category Running

    Looking for a run tomorrow?  The Haulin’ Aspen prides itself on being a lot of good things at once. Featuring a 6.5 mile course (dubbed as the “half-as”), a half marathon and full marathon, the race is also a points qualifier in the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series. The cherry on the top is the race is Central Oregon’s only full marathon that’s run on trails — trails that wind through the Wanoga Sno-Park and in and around scenic forestland and beautiful views. More INFO HERE!

  • Two Solo Runners Prepare To Complete CLR 2018 For The Greater Good

    Posted on in category Running

    The Cascade Lakes Relay is Aug 3 & 4 this year and they recently shared a story of two locals who were inspired to run, but really inspired to make a difference in their community.

    “Two Solo Runners Prepare To Complete CLR 2018 For The Greater Good”

    It was a sweltering and sticky afternoon when Jeremy and Dearric met in the Cascade Relays warehouse to talk strategy for the upcoming Cascade Lakes Relay. Unlike the teams of twelve runners participating in the event, these two were preparing to run the 216.6-mile course solo. Although both have been running for about a decade, they are armed with thousands of miles of experience and…

  • Group Run Hosted By Bend Area Running Fraternity

    Posted on in category Running

    Monday Jan 29th 530pm.  COME RUN! Start with a 3.5 mile loop through the Old Mill District and along the Deschutes River! Stay after the run for a discounted pint courtesy of Atlas Cider Co.! Rewards for attendance. All paces and faces welcome! Options for longer and shorter distances available! Dogs encouraged! NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. More Info Here!

  • Weather Trend Jan 17, 2018

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Fishing , Hiking , River , Running , Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Central Oregon has some significant snow on the way in the next week. Backyard Bend weather is a single comprehensive source for all the resources you need in one place to understand the weather conditions before your next outdoor adventure. Check it out!!!

  • Badlands Trail Adventure Run & Hike

    Posted on in category Running

    There is still a lot to do in Central Oregon during winter besides skiing and snowboarding. This Sunday, Recharge, is hosting a trail run in the Badlands and the trails should be perfect.

    There will be people hiking as well as running, so if you’re not a runner come and hike! Renee Metivier will be marking an easy and fun 9 mile loop. There will be trail maps, and as always, all distances and paces welcome!

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