About Redmond Run

Run through the heart of Central Oregon!

Redmond’s Dry Canyon Trail boasts stunning naturally preserved high desert geological features. The park and its scenic surroundings unlike any other in Central Oregon.

The majority of the Dry Canyon is a nature preserve, capturing the beauty of the High Desert environment. The canyon is pure Central Oregon, and the steep rocky walls serve as a tribute to this area’s tormented volcanic past.

The course will weave through this majestic landscape and through the center of Redmond. Catch impressive natural views and traditional city scenes featuring pavilions and historic landmarks.

Experience the second Redmond Run through the Dry Canyon!

The course snakes through the high desert terrain with sparse juniper groves, sage and grasses, and bordered by steep canyon walls. Choose the distance that works for you: 5K, 10K or half marathon. Each race is professionally chip-timed and supported by outstanding event staff and medical personnel who are there for you at every turn.

Apparel, Prizes and Swag

Everyone gets a finisher’s medal and a custom race shirt! Check out last year’s designs and keep any eye out for new swag!

Travel & Lodging

Host Hotel – SCP Redmond

The revival of The New Hotel Redmond by SCP included transforming a historic gem into a stylish, modern vision of the Central Oregon aesthetic and lifestyle. Its four stories, topped by The Rooftop, includes 49 guest rooms and suites with SCP’s trademark mindful, minimalist style, including the use of sustainable and regionally-sourced materials. Warm wood, crisp warm whites, and earth tones bring the natural beauty of Oregon inside.

With an ideal Central Oregon location in downtown Redmond, SCP is near Smith Rock State Park and Bend, Oregon. Guests can see for miles on The Rooftop with panoramic views of the Cascade Range, including Three Sisters volcanic peaks (known as Faith, Hope and Charity), Mount Bachelor, Black Butte.

Host City – Redmond, Oregon

Redmond is located in the heart of Central Oregon and is known as the “Hub” for its central location and the cross roads of both highways 97 and 126.  With direct access to all that Central Oregon has to offer, Redmond is the ideal place to start your adventure.  

Getting here is half the fun, whether arriving from the west, where you crest the Cascade Mountains for your first scenic view, or enter from any other direction, you will instantly recognize you have arrived at a truly amazing destination.  

Plan you perfect trip into town and check out all that Redmond has to offer at Visit Redmond.

More Information

Packet pick up for 2023 will be held at SCP Redmond Hotel in downtown Redmond on Friday, June 16 from 3-6pm.

You can also pick up your packet on race day. Participants will be able to receive their packet one hour before their race start time.

Due to limited space at the start and finish areas – gear drop will NOT be available at this event. Please leave your items with a friend or family member or in your car!

The event will be timed by Eclectic Edge Racing. All distances will be timed using a disposable timing transponder, commonly known asa “bib tag” that will be embedded in your race number. Please follow these instructions carefully:

  • Do not bend, fold, expose to heat, crinkle or otherwise modify your race bib as this will cause your tag to malfunction.
  • Wear your race bib on the front of your shirt, on the outermost layer of clothing. Not wearing the bib properly at all times during the race may prevent you from being timed, therefore, not show in the results.
  • Bibs can only be transferred by going through the formal transfer process at packet pickup. Be careful not to switch with friends, family or others. This is not simply to assure the time is assigned to the correct person. It is critical that we have the correct names assigned to the correct people racing for safety reasons.
  • Make sure you cross the timing points at the start and finish of the race.

Four Fundamental Rules for Racers

  1. No Littering. Nada. We’re committed to this.  If you’re caught tossing away that bit of gel pouch you ripped off as you were running down the trail, you’ll be disqualified.  No exceptions.  We are lucky to be running in an inspiring, beautiful place.  It’s about respecting Mother Nature and the others using the trails behind you!
  2. Be Kind, Please. Be kind to your fellow runners – no matter what your goals are for the race – and be kind to the event staff and volunteers.  Love and Respect – Please and Thank You.  It all starts with us.  Cheers.
  3. Stay On Course. Please stay on sidewalks or within the coned boundaries.  If you are caught in the streets where sidewalks are available, you will be disqualified.  There will be course marshals enforcing  this on course.
  4. Choose Fun! This is your chance to thrive.  If it ain’t fun, then why do it?




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