What is the Salmon Run? One of Bend’s oldest organized races and a local favorite!

Kick off the 2020 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 31st 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.


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Athletic Club of Bend
Combined Communications – 101.7
Craft Kitchen & Brewery
Double Tree by Hilton
FootZone Bend
Metabolic Maintenance
Mt. Bachelor Village
RISE Brewing Company
Source Weekly