April 20, 2024


Celebrate the 36th Annual Salmon Run – One of Bend’s Oldest Races!

Kick off the 2024 race season with this exciting Oregon tradition. Drawing inspiration from the iconic salmon of the Pacific Northwest, we welcome you to join hundreds of runners on their own journeys along the beautiful Deschutes River courses. With three distances: 5K, 10K and half marathon, we are prioritizing accessibility for all runners with affordable registration fees and early bird pricing for even deeper discounts. The perfect month for racing, April boasts cool temperatures in Central Oregon and blue bird sunny skies!

Apparel, Prizes & Swag

Everyone gets a finishers medal!

Check out our 2024 designs!

Choose either a comfy crew neck sweatshirt or performance tee when you register. 

T-shirt – $35

Sweatshirt – $55

We’ve got gift bags and awards for the top three male and female finishers in both open and master’s categories!

1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons for top age-group finishers!

Check out some of the killer prizes you could take home as one of our top three category finishers:

  • Free Entry to a Bend Races run
  • Bend Soap Bundle
  • Exclusive gear from our presenting sponsor Stio
  • 8oz Muscle Rub from Ablis CBD
  • HydroFlask water bottle or mug

Packet Pick Up

Race Day Packet Pick-Up at Footzone, Downtown Bend

Get ready for an exciting race day by picking up your race packets at Footzone in the heart of Downtown Bend. Join us on Friday, April 19th, from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. This is your chance to collect your essential race items – including your bib number and some fantastic swag. Don’t forget to pick up your race shirt and meet the enthusiastic team behind the race!

While you’re there, explore a wide array of running gear and accessories from Footzone, a premier running supply store. Connect with fellow runners, gear up, and get pumped for the race – we can’t wait to see you there!

You can also pick up your bib on race day 1 hour before your race start time.

Race Day

The start and finish areas are located at Riverbend Park. 

Official Starts

  • Half Marathon – 9am
  • 10K – 9:15am
  • 5K – 9:30am

Gear Drop

Tags for your bags and gear will be available at packet pick up and on site the morning of the race.

Drop your gear at the bag drop tent and retrieve it after the run.

Aid Stations

Half Marathon – There will be five aid stations along the Half Marathon course. Aid stations will be supplied with water, GU brew and GU gels. Aid stations will be located approximately at miles 2.8, 4.8, 7.5, 9.2, 12.1.

10K- There will be two aid stations along the 10K course. Aid stations will be supplied with water, GU brew and GU gels.  Aid stations will be located at approximately mile 2.6, 5.2.

5K- There will be one aid station along the 5K course. Aid station will be supplied with water, GU electrolyte drink and GU gels.  Aid station will be located at approximately mile 2.3.

Post-Race Celebration
Saturday, April 20 | Riverbend Park

Don’t miss out on the fun and festivities! 🎉

Enjoy music, indulge in free food, and savor a cold beer from Cascade Lakes Brewing.

Plus, with local fitness and other vendors on hand, you’ll have the opportunity to discover new products and services to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Travel & Lodging

Host City- Bend, Oregon
Welcome to beautiful Bend, Oregon!

This mountain town is filled with not only great people, but a variety of trails, breweries, parks and more!

Be sure to explore what the area has to offer during your time in town. Plan you perfect trip into town and check out all that Bend has to offer at Visit Bend.

The Little Fry

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!

Little Fry Run starts at Noon on Saturday, April 20.


Our Salmon Run beneficiary is The Giving Plate.

The Giving Plate is a grassroots food pantry that was founded in early 2010. Our mission is – “Feeding the hungry today with compassion and hospitality”. Over the past 11 years, The Giving Plate has grown from an initial dream to serve a total of 500 families experiencing food insecurity to now being the largest food pantry in Central Oregon with three hunger-relief programs (Food Box program, Kid’s Korner, and Backpacks for Bend). Currently, we are serving well over 500 families each month in our food box program alone and about 40,000 individuals a year in all of our hunger-relief programs.

Feeding the hungry is what we do, but it is only one small part of who we are and what we want to accomplish. By living our mission, we are intentional in our efforts to remove the stigma and shame commonly associated with visiting food pantries. We work hard to create an environment for our guests that is warm, welcoming, and rich with hope.




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