Bucket List Race: Crater Lake Rim Runs

Don’t miss your chance to run at one of the most beautiful National Parks in Oregon. The 46th Annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon is just around the corner and filling fast! This event includes 3 distances: 6.7 miles, 13 miles, and a marathon. Only the 6.7 mile distance is open to walkers. All courses run along the rim of Crater Lake, so the views will be amazing. The course will be challenging with the altitude ranging from 5,980 ft. to 7,850 ft. Registration is limited to just 500 participants total, so get on it now!!

The courses are on paved roads except for the last 4 miles of the marathon, which is on dirt/pumice cinders. All courses include long grades with elevation loss/gains nearing 1,000 feet over 5 miles. All distances also have various time limits, so be sure to check the website to be sure you can meet the cut-off times.

The cost for this event is $65 for the 6.7 mile race, $40 for the 13 mile race, and $100 for the marathon. Costs will go up on August 1st, so if you’re thinking about this one, don’t wait too long!

On race day there will be shuttle buses running from the Shiloh Inn at 4:45AM  to the start line, so if you are spending the night in the area be sure to check out the schedule. The cost of the shuttle is $15 with registration and $20 on race day, and it includes park entry.

Aid stations will be available approximately every 2 miles – after mile 3 – with sponges, electrolytes, and water. There will also be watermelon, pop, and bagels at the finish area. All finishers will receive a medal and shirt. An awards ceremony will be held afterwards with overall and age group award being given out.

If you want to run at Crater Lake in 2023, be sure to register soon!

2023 Crater Lake Rim Runs $65-$100


  • When: Saturday, August 12th, 2023 at 7:30AM
  • Where: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
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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