USA Mountain Running Championships Coming to Bend, OR!

USA Mountain Running Championships Coming to Bend, OR!

📅June 29th, 2015, 17:28

Did you know the USA Mountain Running National Championships are coming to Bend this summer??? It’s true, one of our favorite trail/ultra runners Max King is taking the lead on this event and we can’t wait!

What are the mountain running championships you ask? Some have lovingly nicknamed it “Max’s Mountain of Pain.” One thing we know for sure: it will be an unforgettable weekend of (uphill…and downhill!) trail running in Central Oregon and hanging with some incredible athletes from all over the US!

mtn-running-nats-mapWeekend Details

Who: Anyone and everyone! The race weekend includes a 4K community run for athletes of all ages & abilities, so whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or just looking for a fun weekend challenge, there’s something for you!

What: An awesome trail run on Saturday morning (4.1k lap with 248m of elevation gain), a pre-race athlete panel featuring some of the top trail runners in the US + plenty of tips to get you ready for race day, a pre-race run on Friday at Recharge with Picky Bars “happy hour” fuel to get you ready for Saturday morning, an epic post race recovery session back at Recharge followed by the After Party at Crux on Saturday afternoon, and our next trail adventure at Green Lakes on Sunday morning! It’s a lot, but can you think of a better way to spend a summer weekend in Central Oregon? Neither could we!

When: The weekend of July 23rd – 26th…

Thursday July 23rd: Nutrition for Athlete Recovery Info Talk at Recharge with Ultrarunning Champion Stephanie Howe at 6:15pm.

Friday July 24th: Shake-Out Run + Picky Bars Happy Hour + Inspirational Athlete Panel from Recharge starting at 3pm. Get ready to race!

Saturday July 25th: USA Mountain Running National Championships at Mt. Bachelor – community race starts at 8am + special athlete recovery session at Recharge in the afternoon followed by the After Party at Crux.

Sunday July 26th: Green Lakes Trail Adventure – run or hike on of Central Oregon’s favorite trails with us!

Where: Recharge, Footzone, Mt. Bachelor, Green Lakes…we’ll be exploring some of Central Oregon’s finest spots!

Why: Because it’s awesome! Seriously though…when else will you have the opportunity to be part of the USA Mountain Running National Championships in your very own hometown? Not often, so soak up this opportunity to challenge yourself and get to know some incredible athletes right here in your backyard. You know you want to!

Keep your eye on our website + social for more details as they come along, but we’re sure this will be a weekend full of inspiration and an awesome opportunity to try something new! Just another reason why we love being in Bend!