Sunday, April 22, 2018 • Bend, OR • Course Map
Get your race season started with the Bend Marathon & Half Marathon, taking runners through downtown Bend on a loop course and showing off the beauty of the area.
The marathon and half marathon courses share the first seven miles of the course, which begins on Oregon Avenue in downtown Bend. From there, the course contines south through downtown Bend and along the Deschutes River through Riverbend Park before continuing southwest along residential areas in Bend.
The middle miles of the course are primarily run alternately between road sections and multi-use trail sections, taking runners through residential areas of Bend, through long stretches of Haul Trail, Skyline Ranch Road, and the West Bend Trail before leading runners through Sunset Park and through more residential neighborhoods before heading across the river and back toward downtown Bend and the finish line.
Race organizers note that the half marathon’s time limit is 3 hours, or 13:44 average mile, due to requirements from the city.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central Oregon about 130 miles east of Eugene, Bend experiences cold mornings and cool overall weather in April. The city experiences under an inch of precipitation on average for the month. Snow is not unheard of in April, so prepare accordingly.
On race day (Apr. 22), the average low is 31ºF and the average high is 59ºF.
- 7:00 AM – full marathon
- 8:30 AM – half marathon
- 9:00 AM – 10K
- 9:15 AM – 5K
- $69 – $110 for the half marathon
- $84 – $130 for the full marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Bend Marathon or Half Marathon race, visit the event website below for the latest updates.
Official Race Website
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