Deschutes River 25K
Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
19221 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR
Photos and Results
Results are available on UltraSignup.
We will have runner tracking available during the race. We’re using UltraSignup. A few days before race day, we’ll post a link to our home page — share it with friends and family!
The 25K "lollipop" course sits just outside of Bend, OR and follows the “wild and scenic” Deschutes River. The course has approximately 1,640 feet of ascent and descent.
Overall, you'll run on the following surfaces:
Single-track: 13.0 miles (84%)
Fire road: 2.4 miles (16%)
The Deschutes River 25K gains and loses approximately 1,650 feet.
The minimum elevation is 3,819’ and the maximum elevation is 4,232.
Entry is $55. We donate $5 of every registration to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA).
Race Day Schedule
A few times you should know:
Check-in & Bib pick-up: 6:00am-7:45am @ Loge Entrada (See below for Friday option at FootZone in downtown Bend)
Start: 8:00am @ Loge Entrada
Finish: 2:00pm (six-hour cut-off) @ Loge Entrada
Awards: 4:00pm @ Loge Entrada
Festivities: 12:00pm-8:00pm @ Loge Entrada (Out of respect for our fellow guests at the LOGE Entrada, we respectfully request "quiet" hours begin promptly at 8:00pm)
To be an "official" finisher, you have to cross the finish line by 2:00pm, within our six-hour cut-off. However, we'll keep the course open later for runners who want to really soak up the experience - as long as it's safe, of course. We'll have sweepers bringing up the rear.
We'll have two options for bib pick-up:
Saturday (10/20): 6:00am-7:45am at the race start (19221 SW Century Drive, Bend)
If you pick up your bib on Friday, you MUST still check in on Saturday morning.
We'll have four aid stations, including a great spread at the finish line:
Lava Island I: Miles: 3.6 | Cum. Miles: 3.6
Dillon Falls: Miles: 3.5 | Cum. Miles: 7.1
Lava Island II: Miles: 4.7 | Cum. Miles: 11.8
Finish: Miles: 3.6 | Cum. Miles: 15.4
Food & Drinks
Our aid stations will offer the usual assortment of salty and sweet foods for herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. Here are a few examples:
Drink: Water, Sugar-free electrolyte, coffee, soda
Food: Bananas, grapes, chips, candy, bacon, deli meat, cookies, donuts, potatoes, goldfish, cheese, gummy bears
Misc.: Electrolyte/salt pills, antacids, vaseline, tape, sunscreen
We're embracing the emerging trend of "cupless" aid stations, meaning you'll need to pack your own drinking device. We'll also have culinary surprises at each aid station. (A hint: the race is quite close to Halloween...)
Portable restrooms will be available at the Start/Finish. Also, there are “rustic” (no running water) Forest Service restrooms at Lava Island and Dillon Falls.
If you need to use the restroom elsewhere, please do so in accordance with our rules. Please, be respectful.
25K runners are not permitted to use drop bags.
We're partnering with the great folks at LOGE Camps to offer accommodations right at the start/finish. Participants will receive a 10% discount at the LOGE Entrada with the promo code 'Everlong10'.
A few amenities:
Pool and hot tub
Outdoor kitchens with grills
You can also check out Visit Bend for a fairly exhaustive list of accommodations, including private rental properties, throughout the Bend area.
Everyone involved with the race - runners, volunteers and co-RDs - must park at the LOGE Entrada. Please, do not park at any trail head. We want to be respectful of the many other people who will be using the trails.
Our entrants list is over at UltraSignup.
Pacers & Crew
Sorry, folks - no pacers, no crew. No exceptions. Spectators, on the other hand, are more than welcome to spend the day at the start/finish area.
You can view our general race rules here. If there are specific policies for this race, we'll list them below.
Dropping (Please, no!)
If you decide to drop from the race, except in the event of an emergency, you must do so at an aid station. Further, you must notify the aid station captain. We don't want to lose track of any participants!
Although we cannot guarantee a readily-available ride back to the start/finish, we'll do our best to get you there safely and quickly.
We'll have "real" food at the finish line, alongside a selection of local brews (and non-alcoholic beverages). If you're planning to bring your own libations, please leave glass bottles at home.
A few local establishments are helping us out!