Race Preview: 2018 Salmon Run (Bend)

Celebrate the return of the 2018 racing season by running the 30th annual Salmon Run in Bend. This race is one of Bend’s oldest organized races and is a local favorite. With a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and even a Little Fry kids run, this event truly has a distance for everyone. All races start at the Bend Athletic Club and make their way along the Deschutes River – just like the running of the salmon. Except you’ll be running on both trails and paved pathways beside the river instead of swimming upstream.

Experience the awesomeness of the salmon migration by completing your own Salmon Run! Begin and end your adventure along the Deschutes River and imagine what a river journey could be like for the mighty salmon. The backdrop couldn’t be more beautiful than the Deschutes River corridor in beautiful Bend, Oregon.

Over the past 5 years the Salmon Run has raised $6000 for the Environmental Center in Bend.

The Environmental Center was born to inspire locals to change the world and preserve our spectacular local landscape. Thirty years ago, we started with a handful of people and a building in the center of the community. Since 1988, we’ve brought people, business and government together to nurture lasting change that we can all be proud of.

Half marathon racers – strollers are not permitted along the course due to the narrow trails. They are permitted, though not advised for the 5K and 10K runners.

After the race enjoy food, cocktails, and beer made locally. There will also be awards for top male and female overall and Masters along with age division awards.

I have to admit, I’m jealous of Bend runners with the beautiful scenery and great trails. If I could, I’d be running this race. Instead, I’ll just hope many of you get out there and enjoy the 30th annual Salmon Run – whatever distance you choose.

2018 Salmon Run Shirt design


Salmon Run Details

Date: Sunday, April 8

Times: 9:00 A.M. – Half Marathon
9:15 A.M. – 10K
9:30 A.M. – 5K
12:00 P.M. – Little Fry Run (Ages 3-10)

Location: Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr, Bend

Entry Fees: $40 – Half Marathon
$35 – 10K
$30 – 5K
$5 – Little Fry Run

Race Website: Click Here

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