Race Preview: 2021 Dirty Half Trail Race

It’s back!! The 2021 FootZone Dirty Half Trail Race is celebrating it’s 20th year and it’s extra special since it was a no go last summer! According to the website, this year’s Dirty Half will be “bigger and better than ever,” as there’s going to be branded gear and goodies, including a special Hydro Flask finisher prize and raffles, food, and live music at the finish line.

This year, the race is being held on Sunday, June 13th at the Unitarian Church in Bend, just across the street from the previous start line.  The first wave of the race begins at 7:00AM sharp! There will be a packet pick-up option the Friday at Saturday before the race at the FootZone in downtown Bend from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.

The race course, all on trails, contains 1009 feet of vertical gain and 998 feet of vertical loss. You can check out the elevation chart and course map on the website.

Currently, this race is ON, but if for any reason it gets canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants will be offered three refund options. You can opt for a 100% refund, donate your race entry to the Dirty Half’s local non-profit beneficiary, the Deschutes Land Trust, or you can split the difference and give 50% of the race fee to the Deschutes Land Trust and take the other 50% back for yourself.

The cost of the race is $80 and what you’ll get, as mentioned before, is some great swag, and the chance for some awesome raffle prizes from the sponsors. For an additional $30 you can add a shirt. Getting a finisher’s after party with food and music is also a GREAT reason to come out on race day and GET DIRTY!



What: 2021 FootZone Dirty Half Marathon

When: Sunday June 13th, 2021. First wave begins at 7:00AM

Where: Unitarian Church 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd Bend, Oregon 97701

Cost: $80

Register: Here

Packet Pick-Up: Friday June 11 and Saturday June 12 from 10:00AM-6:00PM at FootZone in Downtown Bend

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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