Participants will enjoy pleasant temperatures, a great course, post race food and a beer garden at Deschutes featuring their summer ale, Twilight Ale. The start and finish will be near the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse (on Shevlin Hixon Dr.) There is a good turn-by-turn description on the race website, but expect to run through neighboring roads and river footpaths that include a couple of bridge crossings. There will be one aid station providing water during the race. There were almost 550 runners in 2014, so expect a solid field.
The race kicks off the Bend Brewfest and appropriately, all runners will culminate the race with a beer, post-race food (for purchase), and live music. Awards will be given for top male/female and masters (40+) winners and a portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to the Bend Ronald McDonald House.
Here are the vitals: