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May 24 – Oct 1, 2024

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Bend, Oregon

Big Butte Challenge

Explore eight butte-iful buttes & breweries across Central Oregon! Registration is open – grab your spot today.

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. 🍻

The Eight Buttes and their brewery sponsors are:

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. 

Get ready to conquer those buttes!

  • 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 Challenges. Participants can register for all 8 Challenges, or just one.
    • Complete the challenges in any order, between May 24 – 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 summit submission form after each butte to track your progress as you go, then head to the sponsored brewery and cheers to your victory!
    • Don’t forget to take a selfie while enjoying the Butte or the Brew afterwards, for a chance to win fun prizes.
    • 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!

    Register for the Big Butte Challenge here!

  • The Butte-iful Buttes & Brews

  • You can pickup your packet anytime during the challenge at The Haven Co-working. More info here.

  • 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!

    Every participant receives:

    • Custom “I LIKE BIG BUTTES” swag
    • One butte beer token for each sponsored brewery (21+)
    • Enjoy BeGOAT Clean Energy drinks and other 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! Use @cascaderelays #bigbuttechallenge

    • “Paws and Peaks”: Share your furry friend’s adventure spirit by snapping shots of them exploring the buttes or enjoying a brew with you at the breweries.
    • “Family Summit Snaps”: Strike a pose with your loved ones atop a butte, capturing the high spirits against the stunning backdrop.
    • Hoppy Moments: Post a photo celebrating after your climb at a sponsored brewery! Always tag #bigbuttechallenge @cascaderelays + the sponsoring brewery

    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 contact us here.

Butte Summit Submission Form ⛰️💪

Once you’ve summited a butte successfully, submit this form so our team can track it. You’ll need to do this for every Butte you summit. Once you’ve summited all 8 Buttes, you’ll have officially completed the Big Butte Challenge! Please ensure you’ve read the Proof of Completion Rules.

Register now for the Big Butte Challenge!

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