Deschutes River 50K
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 50K loop course sits just outside of Bend, OR. The first 9 miles hug the "wild and scenic" Deschutes River. From there, you'll turn west toward Mt. Hood and gradually rise 3,900 feet to a maximum elevation of 5,900 feet.
The second half of the course is downhill and fast. Make sure you save your running legs.
Overall, you'll run on the following surfaces:
Single-track trail: 29.1 miles (94.2%)
Fire road: 4.0 miles (5.8%)
You'll gain approximately 3,800 feet. The course is a gradual rise to the mid-point, followed by a gradual descent back to the start/finish.
The minimum elevation is 3,819’ and the maximum elevation is 5,626’.
Entry is $85. 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
Drop bag drop-off: 6:00am-7:45am @ Loge Entrada (See below for Friday option at FootZone in downtown Bend)
Early start: 6:00am* @ Loge Entrada
Start: 8:00am @ Loge Entrada
Finish: 6:00pm (Ten-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 6:00pm and within our ten-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.
*Please email email@example.com to request an early start.
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 six aid stations, including a great spread (Beer! Kombucha!) at the finish line:
Lava Island I: Miles: 3.6 | Cum. Miles: 3.6
Dillon Falls: Miles: 3.5 | Cum. Miles: 7.1
Junction 43: Miles: 5.7 | Cum. Miles: 12.8
Junction 35: Miles: 8.0 | Cum. Miles: 20.7
Lava Island II: Miles: 6.6 | Cum. Miles: 27.3
Finish: Miles: 3.6 | Cum. Miles: 30.9
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, Dillon Falls and the Slough Recreation Site. Slough is not an aid station, but 50K runners will pass through it around mile 9, just before leaving the Deschutes River Trail.
If you need to use the restroom elsewhere, please do so in accordance with our rules. Please, be respectful.
50K runners are allowed a drop bag at ONE of the following two aid stations. Please bring your drop bag to check-in on Saturday morning.
Junction 43 (mile 12.8)
Junction 35 (mile 20.7)
Your drop bag should be about the size of a shoebox and prominently display the following information:
First & Last Name
Bib # (available at UltraSignup)
While we’ll treat your drop bag with care and respect, please do not put anything fragile in it. We'll begin transporting "used" drop bags back to the start/finish at 12:00pm.
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!