Race Preview: The Hoodoo Challenge 2017 – Run to the Top

Everyone who has driven east on Highway 22 towards Bend from Salem has seen it – that big mountain with the ski lifts on it. If you are anything like me as a runner, you have dreams of running it. With the creation of the Hoodoo Challenge last year, it’s not only possible to run it, but to summit it!

The half marathon only event follows scenic trails up, up , up (just over 1000 feet up) and comes complete with views  Island Lake, Link Lake and Sand Camp Lake. You will also cross the PCT as well. Following the climb, be prepared for a mile long decline – a solid cool down period. But fear not, there will be a post-race party at the Hoodoo Lodge awaiting your successful summit.


This race is once again being put on by the Sisters Kiwanis Club and all proceeds go to charity. Follow the event on Facebook.

When: Saturday, July 29th; Race starts at 9am.

Where: Hoodoo Ski & Recreation (27400 Big Lake Road, Sisters, Oregon 97759)

Register: Online here; $60

About Matt Rasmussen (1586 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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