Smith Rock Road Half Marathon & 10K

Sunday, May 13, 2018 • Terrebonne, OR • Course Map

Terrebonne’s Smith Rock Road Half Marathon takes runners on an out-and-back loop route that starts and finishes inside Oregon’s Smith Rock State Park, where visitors are as likely to see golden eagles, falcons, river otters, mule deer and beaver along the miles of hiking trails that wind through the park’s deep river canyons.

The starting and finish line for the race lies on Crooked River Drive inside the park. Once they leave the park and head south along Crooked River Drive, they hit Northeast Wilcox Street and turn right to head west, heading gradually downhill toward the first mile marker.

Run entirely on paved surfaces along what the race organizers describe as the back roads of central Oregon, the race features gorgeous views of the scenery surrounding the town of Terrebonne, from wide-open green farm fields to hills and mountains in the distance.

The county in which the town is located — known as Deschutes County — is defined in large part by the lava flows from the Newberry Volcano in nearby Bend, which have carved canyons through the hills and left innumerable caves throughout the hills and forest lands of the area.

Runners make their way around the oval loop course is what is roughly a counter-clockwise direction, heading south along Lambert Road before turning left and heading east on Smith Rock Way, which they follow for just over the next three miles or so of the race.

This stretch along Smith Rock Way also features one of the half marathon route’s biggest uphill stretches, as the course rises from just over 2,800 feet above sea level at the mile 3 marker to about 2,925 feet above sea level before runners reach the mile 6 marker, and then downhill again through miles 6 and 7.

The route follows Smith Rock Way until it becomes Lone Pine Road, along which runners meet the turnaround point just after passing the mile 8 marker, and then turn around and head west back along Lone Pine to the intersection with Lambert Road, where they turn right and then begin the final stretch of the race that takes them back into Smith Rock State Park for the finish.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central western Oregon, roughly 23 miles north of Bend along Highway 97 and just under 140 miles southeast of Portland, Terrebonne typically experiences its warmest weather of the year in July, and usually sees very dry weather throughout most of the year.

On race day (May 13), the average low is 36ºF and the average high is 66ºF.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Smith Rock Road Half Marathon here.

Fees

  • $50 – $90 for the half marathon
  • $35 – $70 for the 10K

Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Terrebonne’s Smith Rock Road Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.

Official Race Website

gobeyondracing.com

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