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Thank you for joining us for Salmon Run 2018!



What is the Salmon Run?

One of Bend’s oldest organized races
and a local favorite!

Kick off the 2018 race season with a true Bend tradition. One of the first half marathons of the year in the Northwest, it has long been central to the local racing scene. Because of its early-season timing, it is also the quintessential race for runners looking to build a base for future races.

Celebrate the amazing expedition at the 30th Annual Salmon Run

Each year, the mighty Salmon make an expedition of a lifetime back to their homes – traversing thousands of miles and overcoming countless obstacles on their river journeys. The Salmon juxtapose the infinite space of their ocean homes against the micro-streams of their birth in one monumental run. Their achievement is awesome in the true sense of the word.

In much the same way, the Salmon Run is a “homecoming” to the countless number of runners who return year after year to run this beautiful course. The completion of this race is an achievement that is nothing short of “AWESOME“!

Choose your own migration distance
Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or Little Fry Children’s Races

Experience the awesomeness of the salmon migration by completing your own Salmon Run! Begin and end your adventure along the Deschutes River and imagine what a river journey could be like for the mighty salmon. The backdrop couldn’t be more beautiful than the Deschutes River corridor in beautiful Bend, Oregon. With distances from the 5k to the half-marathon, there is a perfect course length for everyone. Kids get in the action, too with the Little Fry Run! They can join in the fun from 12pm – 1pm at the race start/finish area.

Salmon Run 2018 Shirt Design available during registration via Viral Style!


In the past 5 years, over $6000 was raised for the Center’s programs. A healthy environment is essential for life to thrive on planet earth.  At The Environmental Center, we believe that changing how we live, work, play and learn is essential to securing that healthy future, for people and the planet.

Find out more here!

 Course Details & Schedule

Half Marathon, 10k & 5k are a mixed of trails and paved paths.  All races will start at the Athletic Club of Bend and travel along the river as the salmon do.

Packet Pick Up: Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Race Day: Sunday, April 8th, 2018

More information here

Little Fry Run

Calling all Little Fry’s…join us for the Little Fry Run!

Help your Little Fry hatch into runner—enter them into the Little Fry Run, a part of the Pacific Source Kids Rock the Races series! If you’re child is too young to run with the big salmon, this fun run will still get them moving upstream! The Little Fry Run is a non-competitive, healthy event that kids 3-10 can enjoy. Everyone receives a finishers ribbon for participating.

Get all your Little Fry Run information here.

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