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La Pine Loop 2023

Choose between our "classic" and "drierr" courses

race overview

The La Pine Loop is Bend Racing’s (and Oregon’s) longest running adventure race.  This event has sold out the past few years, and is a perfect “season finale”. We’ve moved the race up by a few weeks this year to ensure warmer race temps and higher river flows. There will also be two course options this year:

“Classic” - which includes a beautiful river paddle (higher water than earlier years too!) This course will be eligible for USARA ranking points.

“Drierr” - which has no paddling stage.  This reduces a bit of the complexity.  But do not assume you will stay dry, you’ll just be marginally drier than the other course.  If you hate getting wet, well then maybe try our Spring Sting race, or switch to a less “adventurous” sport like marathon, triathlon, trail running, mountain biking…or, well just about anything. Or you could come do our kids' race.

Dates: Saturday October 7th

Location: La Pine State Park

Affiliation: USARA ranking race

Disciplines with difficulty ratings:

MTB: 2/10

Trek: 3/10

Ropes: 3/10

Paddle: 4/10

Navigation: 4/10

Endurance: 3/10

Mandatory Gear: Standard, including ropes gear (ropes optional) and paddle gear (unless doing the “Drier” option.  No headlamps required.

Estimated time for winners: 4 hours

Course open: 7 hours

Team Formats: 1,2,3,4 person.  3 or 4 person co-ed is premiere category for USARA rankings

Prizes: Sponsor gear

Entry Fee PP: $80* (includes maps, racer swag, post race food and an AMAZING course!)



* 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.


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