Welcome to Blue Ridge Rising! An incredible single loop 50K and lollipop Half Marathon through some of the best trails in the Ochoco Mountains. Tucked away at the Western end of the Blue Mountains, the Ochoco National Forest is home to magnificent rock formations, wild horses, miles of single track trails, and stunning views of the Cascades. The remnants of old mines can be seen along the course as you climb and descend.
Saturday, May 21 or October 8, 2022
50K - 7AM
Half Marathon - 8:30AM
50K - 5:30 AM
Half Marathon - 7AM
From the West (Prineville)
Portland (PDX) - 4 hours
Redmond (RDM) - 1.5 hours
Food and beer will be provided to all runners and volunteers.
We will have great prizes from our sponsors for the top 3 male/female finishers.
You can camp for free at the start/finish at Walton Sno Park. There is plenty of space for RV/trailers. There are also numerous dispersed camping sites nearby in the Ochoco Mountains.
The nearest town - Prineville (45minutes) - has a number of motel options.
This is a mountain race at an average elevation of 5500ft. Please come prepared for all types of weather.
For current weather, look HERE.
There is no cell service at Walton Sno Park (start/finish). Parts of the course does have cell service - top of Lookout and Round Mountains.