Race Preview: 2018 Bend Ale Run

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!

Photo from Bend Ale Run

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.

Bend Ale Fest

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



About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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