About the Gorgeous series
We are Locals. We are Runners. We think Oregon is GORGEOUS. We take pride in doing things a bit differently, as well as creating races that prove it.
The Gorgeous Series is co-directed by Kerry Loehr and Traci Manning, veterans of multiple relay races and half, full, and ultra marathons. The series started with the Gorgeous Relay; a one day, one van, 6 person running relay race starting outside Cascade Locks, OR and ending in Portland, OR. The response for this type of relay has been overwhelming. Folks just love the fact that they get to sleep in their own beds when it's done. Hearing the demand for more, the Gorgeous Series was born. When we learned that the City of Bend did not have a proper, official road marathon, we knew we had to rectify the situation.
As native Oregonians, our goal is to show off as well as benefit the communities we run through. We partner with local businesses and vendors and benefit local community organizations through our events. We hope to make the Gorgeous Series and the Bend Marathon and Half marquee events for the state. Please let us know if you would like additional information about any of our events. We'd love to talk your ear off about them.
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“Out on the roads, there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.” - George Sheehan