Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.8
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
3.8
2020 EVENT CANCELED. Virtual race, deferral and partial refund options available. —– With new, local ownership, the Bend Marathon events will be the best mountain town races anywhere. These are spectacularly scenic courses through West Bend emphasizing everything that makes Bend, Oregon great. You’ll cruise around neighborhood parks, through ponderosa … MORE
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    marxbk18 FIRST-TIMER '17

    I have run almost 60 half marathons and this is one of my top 2. While it was listed as a fast flat course, flat Oregon is completely different than … MORE

    I have run almost 60 half marathons and this is one of my top 2. While it was listed as a fast flat course, flat Oregon is completely different than flat Wisconsin. You will be running through mountains. However, the scenery here is amazing. There were plenty of water stops. The local community is a true gem. The medal is the biggest one I have. Even bigger than a horseshoe I have as a medal from another race. It is a bit in the middle of nowhere but well worth the trip!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    runnerfan33 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Bring water support with you, there were many aid stations along the course, but on some of the longer hills, had this been a warmer day extra water would be … MORE

    Bring water support with you, there were many aid stations along the course, but on some of the longer hills, had this been a warmer day extra water would be good to have. The race was well managed for it’s 5th year and a new course, all the staff and volunteers where friendly and helpful. If you need crowd support to help you get through a course, this may not be a good choice for you, but where there were cheering crowds, they were loud an excited for you.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    Marie_Elizabeth REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Someone up top must’ve made a lot of money off of the thousands of people who registered for this event because the funding was not put into taking care of … MORE

    Someone up top must’ve made a lot of money off of the thousands of people who registered for this event because the funding was not put into taking care of the participants. The race shirts were not ordered ahead of time nor were they ready by race day. Half of the aid stations and the finish line did not have cups for water. The water given at the aid stations was warm. The medal was a joke in comparison to previous medals awarded for this event and did not specify what distance was completed. There weren’t any gummy bears (gasp!). My running partners and I all agree that we won’t be running this race again based off of our experience. Such a let down- last year was great and it is usually such a well organized event.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    1

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    domino76 FIRST-TIMER '18

    The weather for this race couldn't have been better. The run is mostly flat with one big area of uphill. Production of the race was very organized. The race has … MORE

    The weather for this race couldn’t have been better. The run is mostly flat with one big area of uphill. Production of the race was very organized. The race has nice areas with trees and threw downtown but mostly in neighborhoods so nothing to exiting to see. Not much Race Swag but the free official race shirt was probably the best one I have ever gotten & the Medal was amazing! And of course Bend is such a great place for a weekend trip.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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    mgarofalo FIRST-TIMER '17

    The Bend Marathon was well organized, well put together, and a lot of fun. The miles running to and from the turnaround point didn't have the best scenery, but overall … MORE

    The Bend Marathon was well organized, well put together, and a lot of fun. The miles running to and from the turnaround point didn’t have the best scenery, but overall a great race with good swag!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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