Race Preview: 2019 Diamond Lake Half Marathon (Chemult)

Diamond Lake is a special spot in Southern Oregon that’s a great starting point for so many cool things. It’s not far from Crater Lake, it’s flanked by Mt. Thielsen and Mt. Bailey, it’s just outside the Oregon Outback, near the Umpqua River, hosts the start line of the infamous Cascade Lakes Relay, and is scenic just on its own. Adding to the lineup of “all the things” is the Diamond Lake Half Marathon, coming up on Sunday, September 15th.

Hosted by Pink Buffalo Racing, this event is 100% paved and gains only about 470 feet, so it’s a chance for a PR for sure! Starting at the Diamond Lake Resort, the course takes runners on a quick out and back to break up the field, then circumnavigates the lake clockwise on the John Dellenback Trail. You’ll have views of mountains, forests, flowers, and the lake. The course will have 4 aid stations (miles 3, 6, 9.5, and 11) with water, electrolytes, snacks, first aid, and toilets.

There will be post-race food, chip timing by Eclectic Edge, and finisher’s medals. This race looks incredibly scenic so take the family for a weekend of Diamond Lake goodness with a little running sprinkled in!


Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Diamond Lake Resort | Chemult, OR
$65 (add $10 after 9/14)
Online here

For more event info, visit the race website or their Facebook page!

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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