Race Date, Time, and Place
- ALL finishers will receive a medal! However, participants in the full and half marathon and 10k must maintain a 13:44 average per mile pace (which equates to 3 hours for the half marathon, 6 hours for the full marathon) to stay ahead of our course sweep. Participants that fall behind the course sweep must obey traffic laws, as we cannot control traffic past sweep times. Aid stations will close once sweeps pass them, and volunteers providing directions will also be released to go. Participants behind pace should know the route. Portable toilets on course will still be available. These time limits are a result of requirements to have particular sections of the course reopened by specific times. Race Directors thank you for your understanding.
- The Family 5k welcomes walkers and runners!
Race Distances and Timing
- There will be markers at each mile for each distance.
- The race will be professionally chip timed by Rogue Multi-Sport.
- All registered full and half marathon runners will receive a long sleeve tech shirt and 10k and 5k (13 and over) runners will receive a short sleeve shirt - both with super duper cool designs.
- All finishers receive a rad, unique medal (including kids running free!), a beer from Deschutes Brewing (Run Bend, Drink Bend!) (21 and over), a Humm Kombucha, and a Jamba Juice!
- You can click HERE to find out who else is registered for the races so far.
- Usually mornings are cold and afternoons are pleasant.
- Average start temp 35°to 40°
- Average highs 60° to 65°
Lodging & Travel Planning
Transfers, Deferrals, and Registration Refund
- You are welcome to transfer between distances until 4/14/17, though there are no refunds for the switch. The only barrier to a transfer is if an event reaches capacity. There is a transfer fee of $10. Click the link to view your transaction and make any changes necessary.
- You are welcome to transfer your registration to another person until 4/14/17. There is a transfer fee of $10.
- If you would like to defer your registration to the 2018 event, you have until 2/1/17 to do so. There is a deferral fee of $10.
- In order to treat all participants equally, there will be no exceptions to these deadlines.
- During the registration process (only), a registration refund program is offered as a benefit to runners should they be interested. "Registration Protector is a reimbursement program that provides registered participants protection for otherwise non-refundable registration expenses if they are unable to attend an event due to unforeseen circumstances." That program is offered from an insurance company that our registration company contracts with, and is not handled or administered by Bend Marathon and Half. The company changed after February 2017. Your confirmation, and the date you made the purchase, will indicate which company you purchased from. Refunds are not available outside of this policy.
- If you purchased Registration Refund insurance through the end of February, it is administered by Transamerica. You can contact TransAmerica at 1-877-527-0956 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional FAQ's and instructions to make a claim can be found here.
- After February, the program Registration Protector is provided by Allianz Global Assistance. If you have purchased Registration Protector, you can file a claim online or you can contact Allianz directly at 1-888-497-6987 or email@example.com. Additional FAQ's and instructions to make a claim can be found here
- Headphones are allowed, however we strongly recommend runners are able to hear all traffic and instructions from race officials and volunteers (helps with staying on course!).
- We love dogs, but having them accompany you during the event is prohibited.
- The courses all include some surfaces other than road or sidewalk. Each participant is encouraged to assess for themselves whether that course is appropriate for them. Race Directors are happy to provide more information to assist. .
- The courses all include some surfaces other than road or sidewalk. Each participant is encouraged to assess for themselves whether the course is appropriate. Strollers are allowed in the rear of each race. Some parts of the course are narrow and strollers may not block the path for other runners. No bicycles, hot wheels, or tyke bikes allowed.
- For an ADA accommodations contact Traci Manning, Race Director at 503-380-4300 or by email.
- Parking in Bend near the Start and Finish areas is free on Sunday and posted time limits are not enforced. We want to be great visitors and keep access to businesses open for all to enjoy by parking off street where we can. A map of parking options is available HERE.
Bag Check & Clothing Drop/Donation
- Bag check will be available starting at 6:15 am on race morning at the Start/Finish line in the Mirror Pond Parking Lot, NW Franklin and Brooks Streets, next to Drake Park. Bags provided.
- In addition, we're offering a service for runners to donate cold weather items at the Starting line! Just wear that warm coat or sweater (that is still in good condition but you just never use anymore) over your running clothes at the Start line. Take it off when your race starts, and leave it there! We'll collect the donated clothing and donate it to people who can really use it. Last year, runners donated over 6 very large bags of great clothing to the local people in need of it.
Support / Aid Stations
- Non-cash awards will be given at approximately 11:00 am to the top male and female finishers of each distance (Open and Masters). Age group awards will be available for full and half.
- Race photos will be provided by Go Action Photos and available 3-5 days after the race here. Photos are sorted by bib number when the number is visible, so wear your bib proudly outside and on the front of your clothes - and SMILE!
Severe Conditions – Race Modification or Cancellation Policy
- Runners make a tremendous commitment to participate in a race and it is our goal to celebrate that commitment by putting on a wonderful race. The only thing more important to us is the safety of participants – runners, volunteers, spectators and vendors. We hope to never have to cancel a race. However, we have to be realistic that events can occur beyond the control of race directors or race participants that would make a race unsafe to run as scheduled.
- In the event of extreme conditions (fire, ice, extreme heat, or other), race directors will work with local public safety and our own medical advisors to determine if the conditions are safe for race participants and volunteers. In the event that conditions are deemed unsafe, race directors may modify or cancel the race at their sole discretion. In these extreme circumstances, as is true throughout the race industry, refunds will not be offered. Most of the costs involved in producing a race happen long before you go to the start line. None of us have control over the weather, and we all share in the risk involved if Mother Nature intervenes and makes it unsafe to continue with the event.
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” - John Bingham