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Elk Lake Swim Run (THE REAL DEAL)

ON HOLD Pending WILDFIRE resolution Swimming across crystal clear alpine waters and running across rugged lava landscapes in the shadow of the mighty Cascade Mountains - there is no better way to beat the summer heat! Join is for Oregon’s second ever SwimRun, and “jump” into this amazing sport.

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Elk Lake Swim Run (THE REAL DEAL)
Elk Lake Swim Run (THE REAL DEAL)

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 8:00 AM

Bend, 60000 Century Dr, Bend, OR 97701, USA

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About the event

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The official event is moved to September due to various conflicts and permit issues!  But this is gonna be so worth it!   Swimming across crystal clear alpine waters and running across rugged lava landscapes in the shadow of the mighty Cascade Mountains - there is no better way to beat the summer heat!  Join is for Oregon’s second ever SwimRun, and “jump” into this amazing sport.  Choose either the short or long course. The short course is easy enough for nearly any recreational athlete to finish and a great option for your first ever swimrun. But long course is a doozy for the serious endurance junkie!   Pick your challenge.  Better still, make a weekend out of it and do both the Adventure Race and swim run!

Disciplines with difficulty ratings:

Running: 2/10 (short), 7/10 (long)

Swim: 3/10 (short), 7/10 (long)

Navigation 1/10 (both)

Endurance 2/10 (short), 9/10 (long)

Mandatory Gear: Wetsuit, whistle, safety swim buoy (solo only).  More info on basic swimrun gear here: https://lowtideboyz.com/swimrun-gear-a-complete-guide

Estimated time for winners: 1 hour (short), 3 hours long

Course open: 4 hours short, 6 hours long

Team Formats: 2-person (all male, all female, coed), solo (short course only)

Prizes: Sponsor TBD

Entry Fee PP

$$75pp Short course, $110pp Long course,  (includes racer swag, aid stations, awesome event!)

Video: (our friends in Washington put on a great swimrun.  Check out what it is like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHxPWYgZB1I&t=5s

* a portion of each ticket price will be going to Bend Sustainability Fund and to a non-profit listed on our impacts page.

Bend Sustainability Fund, a Visit Bend Project, invests in projects that create sustainable experiences in Bend’s community.

At Visit Bend, sustainability is based on three pillars: economic, environmental, and social. Our community is dependent on all three, and it is important to find a balance between them. To have a thriving, sustainable community for residents and visitors alike, it is important that we take into consideration all three pillars.

Since the inception of the Bend Sustainability Fund in 2021, $2,290,000 has been awarded to 17 projects.

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