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Horse Butte Trail Run
April 3 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT$50 – $70
START: To cut down on trail congestion we will be employing a start based on submitted pace. We hope this will result in a more pleasurable experience out on the course.
Masks: Wear one if you want to.
PACE: Be sure to submit a realistic race pace during registration as we will organize start order based on that submitted pace. All races are chip timed so actual race time won’t start until you cross the start mat.
POST RACE: The Hot Dog BBQ will return once again for 2022. Oregon Country Beef dogs and Veggie burgers will be on the menu. Cascade Lakes Brewing Co will be supplying post race beverages. Water and other snacks will be available for racers and volunteers only please.
This course turns from dirt road to singletrack in the first half mile and stays single track for the next 9.5. The course is mostly uphill for the first 5 miles with much of the gain for the whole loop coming from miles 2-5. The one aid station is located at mile 5.4 after which you get a break from climbing until the short but memorable bump just after mile 8. The remainder of the course is fairly flat with some of the most technical footing coming in the last quarter mile. This course weather permitting, is in my opinion one of the most visually appealing courses. Great views of the high desert and mountains can be had especially on the way back in from the aid station. If you have never done this event put it on your to do list!
We do have a rule that to get a course record you must be dressed in western wear. Jean shorts and western shirt at a minimum. I highly suggest a cowboy hat.
The race starts and finishes at Horse Butte in Bend, Oregon. Directions to the race from Footzone:
Turn left off of Wall st at Franklin, take first left onto Bond st, proceed North on Bond to Greenwood and turn right. Stay on Greenwood for 2.5 miles until you reach 27th st, turn right on 27th and head south on 27th for 3.5 miles and take a left onto Rickard. Travel 2 miles on Rickard and take a right onto Billadeau Rd. In one mile cross Arnold Market and you are now on Horse Butte Rd. In a mile Horse Butte road will turn to gravel road FS 1815 take your first right in about a 1/3 of a mile. Park where instructed by Volunteers. You can Google Map Horse Butte Bend, Or and it will come up.
We will be offering water and gels at the aid station. Please bring your favorite hydration contraption for your run. Making an attempt to keep our garbage impact to a minimum.
Packet Pick up
Packet Pick up will take place at the Footzone located in downtown Bend Friday April 2nd from 12-5pm or race day at the start finish out at Horse Butte beginning at 7:30. Footzone address 842 NW Wall St Bend, OR 97701.