The biggest party at Smith Rock!
Run the Rock hosts the only 50M trail race within Smith Rock State Park. Along with our 50K, 20M, and Half Marathon - we cap off each race season here in our backyard!
Welcome to Run The Rock, offering spectacular 50mile, 20mile, 50K and half marathon loop-style trail races within Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River National Grasslands, located near Bend, Oregon. All courses offer amazing views of the Cascade Range - from Mt Hood in the north to Mt Bachelor in the south. You will pass the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park - famous for rock climbing - and the unique beauty of the Crooked River National Grasslands.
The 50mile consists of a 26mile loop run twice. Total elevation gain is 6700ft and 6700ft of loss. 80% of the course is on single-track trails, 20% on double track and dirt roads. There are 8 fully stocked aid stations.
The 50K follows much of the same loop the 50mile race uses, but a bonus is going up Misery Ridge right from the start and passing the flanks of Monkey Face. Total elevation gain is 5500ft and 5500ft of loss. 85% of the course is on single-track trails, 15% on double track and dirt roads. There are 4 fully stocked aid stations.
The 20mile course starts/finishes at Skull Hollow and is the only race at Run The Rock that takes you to the top of Gray Butte. You will have fantastic views from Mt Adams in Washington State to Mt Bachelor. The course is on 80% single track and 20% double track and dirt roads. Total elevation gain is 4400ft and 4400ft of loss with 3 aid stations.
The half marathon course has incredible views of the Cascades and Monkey Face. There are 3 aid stations with about 2500ft of climbing packed into 13.1 miles. 90% of the course is on single-track trails with 3 aid stations.
There are no transfers to other runners. No exceptions. Runners who must cancel their registration more than 30 days prior to the race can opt for a 50% credit toward the same event the following year. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from your race day, there is no credit, no refund, no transfer. No exceptions. Please do not ask us to break our policy. In the event Alpine Running is forced to cancel a race for any reason and the event can not be feasibly rescheduled, refunds/race credits/rollovers will not be given. This includes, but not limited to, COVID-19, wildfires, air quality, natural disasters, permitting agency closures, etc.
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We offer 25% discount to veterans and active military members. Please email us prior to registering to receive the discount. Your military ID is required as proof prior to adding the discount. Discounts cannot be refunded after registration. Thank you for your service!
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