Registration for 2024 Bend Beer Chase & Cascade Lakes Relays is open!


Memorial Day Weekend - October 1st

Bend, OR

The 2024 Big Butte Challenge is back!

Join us for the Big Butte Challenge, where families and individuals come together to explore eight butte-iful buttes & breweries across Central Oregon, at their own pace, between Memorial Day Weekend and October 1st.   Your reward? Custom Big Butte Merch, street cred, swag bags, and a free pint at each butte-sponsored brewery. 🍻

But this isn’t just about bagging peaks and enjoying cold brews. It’s about achieving your personal best, supporting local businesses, and having the time of your life while doing it. And who says fitness challenges can’t be fun? 😉

So gather your favorite people or challenge your work buddies to a summertime showdown. The Big Butte Challenge is the ultimate chance to get outside, explore new heights, and celebrate our butte-iful state. 

We like big buttes…how bout you?!




Big Butte Challenge

How it works:

The Big Butte Challenge brings people together to accomplish one common goal: to reach the summit of the 8 Buttes in Central Oregon. Between Memorial Day Weekend and October 1st, participants hike or run each butte, on their own schedule, using custom maps to lead the way. After each summit, participants can visit the sponsored butte brewery and receive a pint on the house.

  • The Big Butte Challenge consists of 8 Butte ChallengesParticipants can register for all 8 Challenges, or just one.
  • Complete the challenges in any order, between May 25 – October 1, 2024
  • Course routes are set one-way, from the trailhead to the summit. Only completion of the uphill effort is what matters. Once you reach the summit you can enjoy the spectacular views, take pictures, eat a snack and make your way down the butte at your leisure… You may even decide to take a different way back!
  • Complete a submit submission form after each butte to track your progress as you go, then head to the sponsored brewery and cheers to your victory!


  • Adult —All 8 buttes — $65 
  • Youth (15 & Under) — All 8 Buttes Youth  — $25
  • Single Butte ( all ages) — $20

All registration options include custom merch, a jam-packed swag bag, perks from our sponsors, and a free drink for every butte you summit!

The Butte-iful Buttes & Brews

Launch Party 

Join us at  Bend Brewing Co. for the Big Butte Challenge Packet Pick-up & Launch Party on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024! Registered participants will get to collect their swag bags & Butte Beer Tokens, and enjoy live music and a free pint on the house. 

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to kick off the event in style with Bend Brewing Co.’s renowned hospitality. Come out for an evening of good vibes and great company as we start the Big Butte Challenge together style. 

Packet Pick-Up (Ongoing)

Starting on May 24th, event packets will be available for pick-up (through the duration of the challenge) at The Haven Coworking front desk during regular business hours: Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

The Haven Coworking — 1001 SW Disk Dr, Bend, OR 97702

A physical beer token is required to redeem your well-earned pint from each sponsored brewery—Come snag your swag bag swag and let the adventure begin!

The Swag

Every participant receives:

  • Custom “I LIKE BIG BUTTES” swag
  • One butte beer token for each sponsored brewery (21+)
  • 1-day pass to The Haven Coworking
  • Goodies from our sponsors

Photo Contests

It’s social media contest time! 🤳 If you didn’t post it on Instagram, did it even happen?

Post your best photos on social media throughout the challenge for the chance to win some AWESOME prizes!

  • Most Spirited: We’ve got spirit, how about you?! Use @cascaderelays #bigbuttechallenge
  • Dressed for Success: Post a photo in your Big Butte Challenge swag! Use @cascaderelays #bigbuttechallenge
  • Hoppy Moments: Post a photo celebrating after your climb at a sponsored brewery! Tag the brewery sponsor, and also @cascaderelays #bigbuttechallenge

Summit all 8 Buttes

Ready to claim your rightful place among the winners? Complete all 8 butte challenges before time runs out and earn some serious street cred. Just fill out the Summit Submission Form for each butte you summit and join the ranks of legends!

Thank you for your interest in connecting to our vibrant community! The Big Butte Challenge has several partnership opportunities available and we’d love to connect with you. For more information, check out our Partner Packet and send your inquiries to [email protected].


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