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June 21 – 22, 2024


Bend, Oregon

Cascade Lakes Relay

Our premier relay event of the year, the Cascade Lakes Relay is a Central Oregon summer tradition since 2008.

A Central ORegon Summer Tradition

Oregon’s most challenging running relay course starts in the Cascade Mountains at Diamond Lake Resort, travels through the Oregon Outback and rural agricultural country, and winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway, around Mt. Bachelor and into the resort community of Bend. You’ll see more cows than semi-trucks and smell pine trees instead of exhaust. If you are seeking an adventure where you can push your limits and rediscover your senses, then this is the event for you and your team. 

The Cascade Lakes Relay offers something for everyone with 3 events: CLR 36, CLR 24 and the Walk Relay.

Not running this year? Don’t miss out on the epic Finish Line Party at the stunning Riverbend Park! Join us from 2 PM to 8 PM for a day of fun music, delicious food trucks, a refreshing beer garden, craft cocktails, and more. Come celebrate with us and soak up the good vibes!

3 Distance options. One big party.

CLR 36

216.6 miles | 36 legs | 8 to 12 runners

The full Cascade Lakes Relay experience. Run all the way from Diamond Lake to Bend.

CLR 24

132 miles | 24 legs | 8 to 12 runners

A bit less distance, but still all the fun. Run the same course as CLR36, but start further along at Silver Lake.

Walk relay

94 miles | 18 legs | 6 to 12 runners

Our shortest course option for those keeping it party pace. Walk the same course, but start at Willow Butte.

How it works

  • Grab your favorite group of people you’d want to party all night with. You’ll need about 6 – 12 people depending on which distance you’re doing. Decide who has the best leadership material and assign them Team Captain. Short on friends? No problem! We can match you to a team and help you make some new (cooler) ones.

  • Get creative! Wherever you fall on the party to competitive racer spectrum, having fun is still a top priority 😉

  • Don’t delay – sign up here to officially reserve your spot!

  • Again, Cascade Lakes Relays 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, but hey… what do we know. Wherever you fall on the party to competitive racer spectrum, you are welcome here.

  • Keep your eyes on your inbox and this website for all the latest info as raceday approaches!

  • Many of our participants love to get into the spirit by decking out their van or other team vehicle. That could be as simple as some car paint and signs, or a full on parade-style pirate ship built on top of a truck (this actually happened). Check out our photo galleries for inspiration!

  • The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is here! Soak it all in.

Vibe check

Let’s get this party started


  • Register your team within the established registration period (will remain open until full). Credit Card Payment must be paid in full to complete your registration.

    Sign in to the team registration database using the info received in your confirmation email, and start to create your team!

  • Donation checks must be made payable to Cascade Relays Foundation and the amount depends on the date of you team registration. Visit the volunteer info page for more information.

  • Registration is due in full at the time of registration.

  • 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 June 1st.

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

  • Your team registration fee is non-refundable once accepted and confirmed.

Proudly supporting over 20+ local charities

Giving back to our community is at the core of our business values. Cascade Relays proudly supports our non-profit arm, The Cascade Relays Foundation. By participating in Cascade Relays events, you’re supporting these local Central Oregon charities. We’ve given over $600,000 since 2008!

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