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May 3, 2025

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Bend, Oregon

Bend Beer Chase

Experience delicious brews and epic views as you embark on this 55 mile, action-packed relay. This isn’t just a race – it’s an adventure you’ll be talking about for years.

Registration opens August 1!

2 Distance options. One big party.

Full Bend Beer Chase

55 miles | 12 legs | 6 runners

Get the full Bend Beer Chase experience! Relay with a team of 6 from Bend to Redmond and back, sampling local craft beers along the way.

Keg leg

1.5 miles | 1 leg | 1 runner or walker

Want less running, more beer? The keg leg is for you! Take a much shorter lap around Downtown Bend to sample local breweries.

Sip central Oregon, one mile at a time

The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs.

The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back, and finishes in Downtown Bend with a riverside beer festival at Drake Park. Along the entire course, local breweries, cideries, and distilleries host exchange points where participants sample their craft.  With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery!

Want less running, more beer? The Keg Leg option of the Bend Beer Chase is for you! Grab your friends for 1.5 mile walk or run tour around Downtown Bend to sample from six local breweries.


The countdown is on. 2025 registration opens August 1st!

How it works

  • Pick a distance option – are you in for the full Beer Chase, or more of a Keg Leg person? We love either option!

    If you’re registered for the full Bend Beer Chase, you get an automatic entry into the Keg Leg. If you’re not up for the full relay, you can register just for the Keg Leg separately for only $35!

  • Gather up your favorite people!

    If you’re doing the full Bend Beer Chase, you’ll need a team of 1 – 6 people. The less people you have, the more running/walking each person will do to complete the full 12 legs of the 55 mile relay. So on a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs, etc. You’re free to split up the legs however your team sees fit!

    If you’re doing the keg leg, no team is required. It’s just you and 1.5 miles of walking or running and definitely beer drinking. Feel free to do this with friends, but you don’t need to be a formal team.

    Short on friends? No problem! We can match you to a team and help you make some new (cooler) ones.

  • 🔥 Step up to the captain’s plate! 🔥

    Be the hero your friends didn’t know they needed and register a team for the legendary Bend Beer Chase! 🏃‍♂️🍻 Experience delicious brews and epic views as you embark on this 55-mile, action-packed relay.

    Gather up to five friends and dive headfirst into this frothy adventure! You’ll be the one they toast to, the one they thank for the epic memories, and the one who made it all happen! 💪 So, don your cape, assemble your team, and get ready for an unforgettable weekend.

    The Countdown Begins—Registration for the 2025 CLR opens on August 1st, 2024

  • The Bend Beer Chase relay can be as competitive or relaxed an experience as you want. If you’re in it to win it, we love that! If you’re just here to have fun with your friends, hang out, meet people, drink beer, etc., we love that too!

    Either way, some running or walking fitness will likely make your experience a bit better, especially if you’ve signed yourself up for some longer legs. But hey… what do we know. Wherever you fall on the party to competitive racer spectrum, you are welcome here.

  • Just signed up your Beer Chase Team? Bottoms up, the fun ride commences! The countdown to the starting line is like the appetizer before the feast – gear up, crank up those playlists, and get hyped for the adventure ahead. And hey, you’re not solo in this! Post-registration, we’re your wingman, loading you with resources for glory and guiding you to triumph. From team tactics to nailing your race (and attire) game, consider us your secret weapon.

    Strap on those kicks, rehearse your team chants (and tunnel dashes), and brace yourself for a relay like no other!

Vibe check

Let’s get this party started

FAQ

  • 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 at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back, and finishes in Downtown Bend with a riverside beer festival at Drake Park. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their craft. With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery!

    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.

    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 is for 2024 is open! Reserve your spot today.

  • Yes! You can change your division, team name, or switch team captains at any time before the race.

    However, to have the correct information on your team bibs, changes must be made no later than a month prior to raceday.

    Email info@cascaderelays.com with your current information and what you would like to switch.

  • No – only the team captain needs to register your team and their information. All teammates MUST be registered prior to March 1, 2024 in order to guarantee your T-shirt size is available on race day, otherwise any teammates registered after March, 2024 will receive the next closest size (IF we run out of that size).

  • Registration fees are non-refundable unless you have purchased registration insurance from Protecht. Get all the info here.

    Cascade Relays has partnered with Protecht to provide reliable insurance coverage to protect your team’s entry fees for the 2024 Bend Beer Chase. Their Fanshield registration insurance plan covers 100% of your team’s non-refundable entry fees should any unexpected circumstances arise and prevent anyone on your team from racing.

    Team captains have the option to buy registration insurance for their team during check-out or anytime up until one month prior to the event using this link.

    The cost to protect your ticket is 9.15% of the final team registration price, which is calculated after any discount or deferral codes. If needed, the policy can be canceled within three days of purchase for a full refund.

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