Race Preview: 2017 SD’s Down & Dirty Half and 10k (Bend)

Super Dave’s Down & Dirty Half by Superfit Productions has been on my to-do list for several years now and I just can’t seem to keep that weekend open to make it happen. Will someone please go run this and tell me it’s as incredible as it sounds!?

Hills, singletrack, dirt roads, and, a trail runner’s dream: negative splits! This course prides itself on being “tough”, and every race report confirms it. The half marathon is a loop with the first 6.5 miles running uphill. While negative splits are promised, they’re also throwing in a few “surprises”, so save your legs! The 10k is an out and back along the same course, just an earlier turn around.

Both courses will have aid stations with water and electrolytes drinks. There is also a strict 4 hour cutoff and runners must accept a ride to the finish if asked. Rumor has it that there are Deschutes Brewing beers at the end! In addition, awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female, as well as overall master, master male and female.

Need a place to stay? Spend the night right at the start line at 7th Mountain Resort – they’re giving participants a special rate!

When: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Where: 7th Mountain Resort |18575 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702 (Map)
Price: Half: $45 | 10k: $35 (add $5 to each after Oct. 8)

Register on Ultra Signup, follow their Facebook page, and go get your shoes dirty!



About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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