Welcome to Run The Rock, offering spectacular 50mile, 20mile, 50K and half marathon loop-style trail races within Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River National Grasslands, located near Bend, Oregon. All courses offer amazing views of the Cascade Range - from Mt Hood in the north to Mt Bachelor in the south. You will pass the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park - famous for rock climbing - and the unique beauty of the Crooked River National Grasslands.
The 50mile consists of a 25.5mile loop run twice. Total elevation gain is 6600ft and 6600ft of loss. 80% of the course is on single-track trails, 20% on double track and dirt roads. There are 8 fully stocked aid stations and one hydration-only aid station
The 50K follows much of the same loop the 50mile race uses, but a bonus is going up Misery Ridge right from the start and passing the flanks of Monkey Face. Total elevation gain is 4500ft and 4500ft of loss. 85% of the course is on single-track trails, 15% on double track and dirt roads. There are 4 fully stocked aid stations.
The 20mile course starts/finishes at Skull Hollow Campground and is the only race at Run The Rock that takes you to the top of Gray Butte. You will have fantastic views from Mt Adams in Washington State to Mt Bachelor. The course is on 80% single track and 20% double track and dirt roads. Total elevation gain is 4400ft and 4400ft of loss with 4 aid stations.
The half marathon course has incredible views of the Cascades and Monkey Face. There is one full service aid station with about 2500ft of climbing packed into 13.1 miles. 90% of the course is on single-track trails.
* DUE TO COVID, NO SPECTATORS PERMITTED IN 2020. THIS IS A RUNNER-ONLY RACE.
MASKS/BUFFS ARE REQUIRED AT START, FINISH, AND AID STATIONS.*
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 50M & 20M
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 50K & Half Marathon
Check-in starts @ 5AM and up to 15minutes before each race
50Mile start: 6AM
20Mile start: 8AM
Check-in starts @ 6AM and up to 15minutes before each race
50K start: 7AM
HM start: 8:30AM
Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Oregon
Skull Hollow Campground near Terrebonne, Oregon
In observance of Veteran's Day, any veteran will be given a 25% discount off registration. Please email us at Alpine Running to get the discount set up. In order to receive the discount, you must email us BEFORE registering. We are unable to reimburse afterwards. Thank you for your service!
$130- January 25-March 31
$140- April 1-July 31
$150- August 1-November 4
*NO RACE DAY
$105 - January 25-March 31
$115 - April 1-July 31
$125 - August 1-November 4
*NO RACE DAY
$80 - January 25-March 31
$90 - April 1-July 31
$100 - August 1-November 4
*NO RACE DAY
$65 - January-March 31
$75 - April 1-July 31
$85 - August 1-November 4
*NO RACE DAY
The 50mile is worth 3 points towards UTMB. The 50K is worth 2 points and the 20mile is worth 1 point.
50K & Half-Marathon:
Due to limited parking and the ever-increasing popularity of Smith Rock State Park, ALL 50K and Half-Marathon participants must park off-site at our friends at DD Ranch. There will be a free shuttle and parking. *DUE TO COVID, SPATIAL SEATING AND MASKS REQUIRED ON SHUTTLE*
50Mile & 20Mile:
There is no shuttle.* You will be able to park at (or near) Skull Hollow Campground.
(*If we get over a certain number of participants a shuttle will be needed and will be free.)
DIRECTIONS TO PARKING/SHUTTLE - 50K & Half-Marathon
Nearest airports are Portland (PDX) and Redmond (RDM).
DIRECTIONS TO SKULL HOLLOW CAMPGROUND (START/FINISH) - 50Mile & 20Mile
There are numerous lodging options in Redmond (20 minutes), Madras (30 minutes) and Bend (45 minutes).
BIB PICKUP *Due to COVID, bib pick up will be race morning only*
Will take place at Footzone at 842 NW Wall St in Bend on Friday, November 6th from 4PM-6PM.
If you are unable to make it to Footzone, see above for check-in times on race day. Footzone has been a supporter of Run The Rock since the first year, but more importantly they are a big supporter of many other local events in the community. Stop on in and support a local company!
POST RACE *Due to COVID, no post race meal in 2020*
We will have a free -and delicious- burrito bar from our great friends at Longboard Louie's for all runners and volunteers. Free beer will also be available.
All participants receive a sweet custom award when they finish from our friends at Kinetic Arc Metalworks.
The top 3 male and female finishers of each race will receive awesome prizes from our great sponsors.
Alpine Running loves to give back to the community, and each of our races has a beneficiary. The beneficiary of Run The Rock is the Redmond High School X-country team. They will be out on the course at two of the aid stations.
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This race is held under a special use permit -and in partnership with- the Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grasslands, Bureau of Land Management and Smith Rock State Park. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Alpine Running, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This event is sanctioned by the USATF.