Bend Ale Run

Race Fees

Before September 1st, 2016After September 1, 2016After October 31, 2016After November 8, 2016

Race Day Schedule

  • 7:30-9:30am  Packet Pickup at Summit High School
  • 10:00am Start of the Half Marathon
  • 11:30am Post Event Lunch
  • 11am-9pm Bend Ale Festival - Northwest Crossing Neighborhood
  • 1:30pm Half Marathon Awards

Registration now open!

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Packet Pick Up - Friday, November 11th from 3pm- 8pm

842 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701
Bend, Oregon
(541) 317-3568


Google Map Driving Directions

Packet Pick Up - Saturday, November 12th from 7:30am- 9:30am

Summit High School
2855 NW Clearwater Dr, Bend, OR 97703


Google Map Driving Directions

Half Marathon Course Map

Half Marathon Ride with GPS Map


Most questions will be answered here - otherwise use the Contact us form, thank you!

Chances are your question may be answered here. Otherwise please use the Contact Page to be in touch- thank you for your questions!

Does this race have a time limit?

5 hour limit.

Is it a Walker Friendly Event?

Yes, with a generous time limit of 5 hours. We want you to be able to enjoy the amazing beauty of the course. This run is presented to be inclusive of all range of abilities, including walkers.

Do you allow dogs on leash to walk/run this race?

This course is not well suited for dogs.  However, we will be back with the “Dog Leg” category for the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon on October 23rd, and hope you’ll join us with your pooch then.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are allowed, however there are sections of gravel roads on the course so choose your tires wisely!

Do you receive a medal?

Yes!  A very cool Bend Ale Medal for all finishers. 

How difficult is the course- does this course include any hilly areas or is it fairly flat?

Course is rolling hills and moderate in difficulty on a closed pathway on the majority of the course. All the elevation gain is pretty gradual on the course. The course has 700 feet gain and loss. You can view the course elevation profiles on the course map pages on the site.

How far away is the start line and parking from the finish line?

The start and finish lines are only 400 meters apart making for easy race day planning.

Does your event have any restrictions on the use of Nordic walking poles?

Nordic walking poles are fine, please keep in mind you will be sharing the road with about 1000 other folks.

Is there a cap on this race? If so, what is it and when do you anticipate selling out?

We have a 1,500 person cap on the race this year. We want to make sure everyone has a enjoyable and non crowded experience.

Lunch is included in this race, will there be a veggie (vegan) option for lunch?

Yes indeed, we will have a veggie & vegan options and gluten-free!

Are family/friends invited to the party at the Bend Ale Festival  or is it for the participants only?

Yes they definitely are welcome! Teh Bend Ale Festival is open to the general public.  We want to get the Finish Line Party rocking!

Is the run chip timed?

Yes the run is chip timed and times will be posted live on our website.

Where is a good hotel to stay and/or are there camping options?

There are lodging and camping options on both sides for the river, only minutes from the parking and start.

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Can we pick up race packets for friends?

Yes, please provide us with a letter, email or text message authorizing you to pick it up on their behalf.

Do you have a refund or transfer policy?

Yes, There are no refunds issued for your registration however, we do offer the opportunity to transfer your registration to next year's event or to transfer your registration to another participant on the waiting list. This transfer must happen at least 1 month before the event. After that it gets super busy as we approach the event date and we will be unable to process any transfers. This is a courtesy we offer to our participants. But please don't ask us to extend it within that one month before the event. If you are transferring your registration to someone else, you must let us know so we can update their contact info and family contacts in the event of an emergency.