Deschutes River Half Marathon

Saturday, January 1, 2022 • Maupin, OR • Course Map

Known for its rugged, wild beauty that stretches more than 170 miles along the base of the Cascade Mountains in central Oregon, the river that gives this race its name will be your companion for your entire 13.1 miles on New Year’s Day.

You’ll start the race at Imperial River Company, a whitewater rafting and boating guide company that sits on a quarter-mile of the river’s banks in Maupin. From there, the out-and-back course follows paved trails that wind alongside the river all the way out and all the way back, as you take in the beauty of the mountains and the river flowing by.

The course follows the bends in the winding river north for the first 6 1/2 miles of your half marathon, all the way to the half-way turnaround point at the Sandy Beach recreation area. After you make the turn, you’ll run the route you’ve just run, only in the opposite direction, back to the Imperial River Company for the race finish.

Note that there is a field limit of 200 runners for this year’s race, so if you’re thinking of signing up, don’t dilly-dally.

Race Climate & Weather

Nestled along a bend in the Deschutes River in central northern Oregon, about 97 miles east of Portland, Maupin typically sees some of its coldest weather of the year in January, when temperatures average between 44°F and 28°F.

January also is among the area’s wettest months of the year, with an average of 10 days of precipitation — which may be snow when the race is run!

This race is run on the first of January, so it’ll be cold — the average high for this date in Maupin is 40 degrees.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Deschutes River Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM – half marathon
  • 10:00 AM – 2.022-mile run/walk


  • $75 and up – half marathon
  • $20.22 and up – 2.022-mile run/walk


To reserve your spot in the 2022 running of Maupin’s Deschutes River Half Marathon or the 2.022-mile run/walk, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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