The elevation for the 50k race looks challenging; which seems to go hand in hand with the definition of an ultra marathon. Challenging. The half marathon will share a portion of their course with the 50k. There is a total overall elevation change of approximately 1200 feet for the 50k. Thankfully, there will be 5 aid stations throughout the course to give you food and drink to help you power through your run. As for the terrain, this course has a mix of singletracks, dirt roads, bridges, and a creek you need to cross (yes, your feet may get wet). You will get great views of old growth pine trees and lodgepole forests, some stout climbs, and some above treeline singletracks.
Registration for the 50k is $75 and closes on Thursday, September 18th. Packet pickup is on September 20th, from noon to 6pm at Footzone of Bend. If you would prefer to pick up your packet on the morning of the race that options is available. There is an 8 hour time limit for the race.
Some of the proceeds from the race will be donated to Bend Endurance Academy. For more information click here.