• 15 Toughest Races In The World

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!

  • 4th Annual Bend Beer Chase

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    The Bend Beer Chase 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. On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs… you get the idea. More info Here!

  • Mountain Running Series at Mt. Bachelor Just Announced

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    On July 22, athletes from near and far will converge on Mt. Bachelor for the first stop in the inaugural 2017 Under Armour Mountain Running Series.

    Seven different races for trail running novices and professionals alike. A team relay marathon is something that should be fun to get your friends stoked on.

    Start planning and check out more info HERE! This looks like a new event worth checking out for the Central Oregon outdoor community. Here is how it’s described on the event website.

    “What differentiates the UA Mountain Running Series is that courses in their entirety will take participants on off-beaten-paths of mountains in National Forests where runners will encounter everything from rocky paths in high alpine surroundings,…

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