Dirty Half Marathon

Join us on 06/01/2024

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Dirty Half Marathon Race Description

Touted as Central Oregon’s oldest half marathon, the FootZone Dirty Half Marathon turns 23 in 2024. The planned celebration is sure to be as unforgettable as your own milestone birthday party (though likely with more running).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With “13.1 miles of trail bliss,” the out-and-back course includes 1009 feet of vertical gain and 998 feet of vertical loss for one challenging quad burner of a race. The effort is well worth it, though, for the tranquil forest experience that periodically gives way to sweeping mountain views.

The FootZone Dirty Half Marathon takes off from the Unitarian Church in Bend, but quickly enters Phil’s Trailhead, from which springs a popular mountain biking trail network maintained by the Central Oregon Trail Alliance. Phil’s Trail is named for topographical expert and mountain biking enthusiast Phil Meglasson, who helped develop the trail in the 1980s from a single game trail.

Keep your eye out around the third aid station for the Flaming Chicken, a red, white, and blue poultry landmark well-known to bikers on Phil’s Trail. 

Runners will appreciate the chicken for another reason: its appearance marks the beginning of a descent, following the first half of the race’s largely uphill climb.

Returning to the finish line, runners will be treated to tasty food, beer, and music to celebrate their achievements.


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  • Location: Bend, OR 97703
  • Race Date: 2024/06/01 07:00:00 AM (Saturday)

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