The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs. The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back to finish at the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their craft. With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery! Teams are encouraged to run/walk the Keg Leg, a 3-mile route through downtown Bend, where teams experience eight great local craft breweries. Come join us at the Bend Beer Chase, and take the opportunity to spend the day outdoors enjoying the views, amazing craft brews, and getting in some exercise, all while being with friends!
Now in its 6th year, the Bend Beer Chase has become a staple event for the area. The race is well attended and executed flawlessly by the Cascade Lakes crew. I have been fortunate enough to run every one since the beginning and have seen all the course changes, brewery additions and subtractions, and crazy teams that show up from all over the place.
I wouldn’t change anything about the day and the memories I created.