Hill Billy Half Marathon Saturday 9/24
This half marathon provides scenic views of the Cascade Mountain Range, Lake Simtustus and finishes with an overlook of Lake Billy Chinook, all while challenging runners with a canyon climb out of Lake Simtustus. Info at www.footzonebend.com
Description: Runners will leave just North of Pelton Dam at 7:30 a.m. and wind along Lake Simtustus, before the most challenging portion of the course — a 1.42 mile stretch climb out of the canyon, climbing nearly 800 feet. From there, it levels out and brings scenic views of Round Butte, Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters Mountains. The route takes runners South on Elk Drive, before turning on Belmont Lane to the West side of Round Butte. A moderate climb over the West side of Round Butte gives runners breath taking views of the Cascade Mountain Range. From there, runners have it an easy finish to a lookout of Lake Billy Chinook where food, music and spirits await all involved.