One of Bend’s oldest and most beloved events, The Salmon Run, features 5K, 10K and half marathon courses running alongside the majestic Deschutes River. The Salmon Run is one of the first half marathons of the year in the Northwest and is a testing ground for those looking to be a factor on the racing scene.
This iconic race is a celebration of the amazing expedition of the mighty Northwest salmon returning from the ocean back to their freshwater origins, traversing thousands of miles and overcoming countless obstacles on their river journeys. Hundreds of runners on their own journeys will be participating in the upcoming Salmon Run. Each distance is professionally chip-timed and supported by outstanding event staff and medical personnel all along the course. Runners (and walkers) have annually flocked to this local’s favorite to enjoy the cool spring temperatures, the flat terrain and the crystal clear Central Oregon skies.