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Race Preview: 2017 Deschutes River Half Marathon and 2.017 mile run/walk

Celebrate the New Year in Maupin, Oregon with a fun and challenging race on New Year's day.  Whether you are hoping to work off a hang over or set the tone for 2017 with a tough and rewarding venture, look no further than the Deschutes River Half Marathon (and 2.017 mile run/walk).  Lodging is available at Imperial River Company (which is also the point to check in for the race).  New year celebrations start the night before the event at 8pm.

The 2.017 mile run/walk is an out-and-back course and will start and end at the Imperial River Company.  Due to traffic restrictions, Half marathoners will meet at this location to take a shuttle ride to the start line and then finish their point-to-point race at the Imperial River Company.   The half marathon may be a little tricky on the BLM road, but is sure to promise some beautiful scenery following the Deschutes River.  You can checkout the details of the half marathon course and elevation changes on Map My Run, including the hill work starting in the first tenth of a mile with an increase of 96 feet in elevation.

That’s no biggie.  Wait until you take on the 312 foot increase in elevation over 0.9 mile in distance (read “big hill” here).  That “big hill” will start at 1.59 miles into the course.  Runners and walkers are welcome as the course offers a 5 hour limit and will host 6 aid stations.  Half marathoners will receive a finisher’s shirt and medal to commemorate the accomplishment.

Awards will be given for top overall and division finishers for both events.  Post race celebration and awards ceremony will take place at the finish location, Imperial River Company along with Widmer Brothers beer.

Along with lodging available at the race location, check out: The River Run Lodge, The Deschutes Motel, or The Oasis.

Race Details:

When: January 1, 2017
7:00 am- Day of race registration and bib pickup
8:35 am- last shuttle leaves
9:00 am- Half Marathon
10:00 am- 2.017 mile run/walk

Where: Imperial River Company (304 Bakeoven Rd, Maupin, OR 97037)

Registration: Limited to 250 participants, so head over to to secure your race bib.  Half marathon is $45 before Dec. 15th and 2.017 mi run/walk is $20.17

Website:  Xdog Events


About Robin York (146 Articles)
Robin grew up as a couch potato and did everything she could to get out of exercise, until one day a good friend would not stop talking about this fun 5k race she was doing. Finally Robin got off the couch and trained for this "fun" race using C25K (couch to 5k program). After crossing that first finish line, she kept going and became a "runner". After losing 80 lbs, gaining health, a love of being active and setting a healthy example for her husband and kids, she thinks she'll stick with this whole "running thing".

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