FAQS – BBC – General Registration

The Bend Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running & walking relay of approximately 55 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg). The course starts in Bend, travels to Redmond, and returns to finish in Bend, while experiencing the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon. On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs and we welcome teams of all sizes between 1 and 6 runners/walkers. The relay starts at 10 Barrel on the east side of Bend and finishes with a beer festival hosted in downtown Bend on the beautiful grounds of the Deschutes Historical Museum.  Each time you exchange at a brewery, you have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery. Consumption is not required. Every team is required to have a designated driver and DD’s are not allowed to consume alcohol during the event.

Registration for the 2021 Bend Beer Chase opens on January 15th.  Registration remains open until full.  

Yes! You can change your division, team name, or switch team captains at any time before the race. Email [email protected] with your current information and what you would like to switch. To have the correct information on your team bibs, changes must be made no later than August 15, 2021.

No - only the team captain needs to register your team and their information.  All teammates MUST be registered prior to July 1st in order to guarantee your T-shirt size is available on race day, otherwise any teammates registered after July 1st will receive the next closest size (IF we run out of that size).    

Our small team is working behind the scenes to ensure our 2021 events provide an exceptional opportunity for us to gather again safely doing what we do best - challenging our minds and bodies while building strong supportive relationships, experiencing a beautiful scenic course together, while helping our local community.  We need all of this again and more in 2021! 

We will do everything in our power to provide an in-person event in 2021 for our teams.  If we are unable to hold Bend Beer Chase as advertised, we are working on alternative plans that will provide teams with a valuable experience. These alternative plans include but are not limited to: a modified or shortened course, changing to a trail relay format, or an enhanced virtual platform. 

Your team registration fee is non-refundable.

Cascade Relays has reduced expenses and staff levels to survive this pandemic.  The uncertainty of next summer and large gatherings is extremely challenging to the entire events industry.  We are optimistic of the future and our staff is working hard to ensure we are prepared to provide you with an amazing event experience.

We are working with our partners and permitting agencies as well as Oregon Health Authority to identify and implement measures to reduce risk for participants, volunteers, our team and communities. With attention to density reduction, touchpoint minimization, enhanced hygiene, screening and education, as well as self-awareness, we will continue to deliver our teams a high quality event with necessary precautions and adjustments so you can participate safely.  More information on our safety precautions will be provided as we continue to learn and adapt. 


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