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Bend, OR


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 and Labor Day Weekend.ย  Your reward? Custom Big Butte Merch, swag bags, and a free pint at each butte-sponsored brewery. ๐Ÿป

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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 beautiful state. Don’t miss out, sign up today! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Registration is now open.ย 

We like big buttes…do 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 and Labor Day Weekend, participants hike or run each butte, on their own schedule, using custom GPS 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 Challenges.ย Participants can register for all 8 Challenges, or just one.
  • Complete the challenges in any order, as many times as they like, between May 15 โ€“ September 4, 2023.
  • Do one butte for $20 or all 8 for $60 (Ages under 15 only $15). All registration options include custom merch, a jam-packed swag bag, perks from our sponsors, and a free beer for every butte you summit!
  • 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 leisureโ€ฆ You may even decide to take a different way back!
  • Post photos #bigbuttechallenge and tag @cascaderelays and our brewery partners.

Update from past years:

This year, we aren’t tracking or timing your summits, and we’ve significantly simplified the mapping and tracking tech. How fast you complete it does not matter. All that matters is you complete the routes, document & submit your accomplishment (pictures or GPS from your phone, watch, etc.) and have a blast! More fun, more beer, and more swag!


Packet- Pickup

Starting May 30th, Packet Pickup will be available at The Haven Coworking front desk during regular business hours: Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

The Haven Coworking โ€” 1001 SW Disk Dr, Bend, OR 97702

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].

In order to be in the running for additional prizes like “first to finish all Buttes,” you’ll need to certify your results with one of the following for each butte:

  1. A selfie of you at the summit.
  2. A screenshot or link to a GPX recorded activity, such as a Strava activity.

Please complete the form below, and our team will be in touch to review your certification materials and put you in the running.



I solemly swear I conquered all 8 Buttes per the official route in good faith(Required)
I am prepared to prove that I completed all 8 Buttes with either a summit selfie, recorded activity (like Strava), or a screenshot of a recorded activity.(Required)
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