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Bend Marathon

Bend, OR


Race Dates

2017: Sunday, April 23, 2017
2016: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 46°F (7°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 31° F (0°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2016: 241 Finishers
2015: 240 Finishers
2014: No Results

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 5.8%
2015: 7.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The challenging Bend Marathon starts in downtown Bend, goes through the heart of the city, and then heads north along the Deschutes River. At mile 5, the course turns back south and passes through downtown again. The course then travels out to the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway with a turn around near Seventh Mountain Resort. The last section of the course goes through Tetherow neighborhood to the West Bend Trail.

The course is run on approximately 85% pavement and 15% gravel trail with about 500 feet between the high and low elevations of the route.


Marathon Rankings

The Bend Marathon was the 245th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 253rd largest in 2015.

Last year 5.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Bend Marathon the 362nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 307th highest percentage in 2015.


There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Bend Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

No course elevation available at this time.




Ratings & Reviews: None




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