Race Preview: 2020 Deschutes River Half Marathon & 2.020 mile Run/Walk (Maupin)

The 2020 Deschutes River Half Marathon & 2.020 Mile Run/Walk, hosted by XDog Events, in Maupin is a great way to spend your New Year’s morning. Getting the first run of the year done with a scenic half marathon (or the 2.020 mile run / walk) will shake off the past year and, ideally, any lingering side effects from the night before!

The half marathon will begin at 9:00AM at the BLM access road – there will be no shuttle this year, as the course is an out-and-back, starting and finishing at Imperial River Company. There will be 5 aid stations, featuring water, Gatorade, and pretzels. Drop bags will be available at the turnaround point. All finishers will receive a shirt and medal. The half marathon has a 5-hour cutoff.

The 2.020 mile run/walk takes off at 10:00AM (also at the Imperial River Company) and is also an out-and-back.

There will be awards for the top overall and division finishers for both events given at the post-race festivities at Imperial River Company! They also have lodging available if you want to stay right at the start/finish line the night before or the night after to extend the holiday and celebrate your first race of the year!


Date: January 1st, 2020
Time: Half Marathon starts at 9:00AM and 2.020 Mile Walk/Run begins at 10:00AM.
Location: Imperial River Company | 304 Bakeoven Rd, Maupin, OR 97037
Price: $65 for Half Marathon, $15 for 2.020 Mile Run/Walk
Registration: Online here

Head to their Facebook page to stay up-to-date as the race day approaches!

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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