Are you one of those people that will run just for the Ale of it? Well, how about checking out the Bend Ale Run on November 10? Run a 10K or Half Marathon and finish at the Bend Ale Fest in Northwest Crossing. This event promises lots of good stuff: scenic courses with well-stocked aid stations and plenty of port-a-potties, a Bend Ale Run beanie, a “big honking” finisher medal, a catered lunch, entry into the Bend Ale Fest with 4 tokens, and a Bend Ale Run pint glass. Wow!
On the half marathon course, expect a mix of gravel and pavement, and some good climbs and descents while you enjoy views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, the 3 Sisters, and Mt. Bachelor. Both courses end in the NW Crossing neighborhood with great food, cold beer and a warm tent. There will be pork sliders, roasted vegetables, coleslaw, potato salad, cookies, and fresh fruit as part of your catered lunch. The Bend Ale Fest will offer 40 beers on tap. Hang out afterwards at one of the many fire pits while you listen to music and enjoy the company of fellow runners.
I’d say this sounds like an event you need to get registered for! There’s nothing better than fall running – except maybe fall running in Central Oregon followed by some serious festivities!
Bend Ale Run Details
Date: Saturday, November 10
Times: 10:00 A.M. – Half Marathon
10:15 A.M. – 10K
Location: NW Crossing Road, Bend
Entry Fees: $80 – Half Marathon (until Nov. 1)
$65 – 10K
Race Website: Click Here