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Queen of diamonds 2023

race overview

Diamond lake is undeniably one of the gems of the Cascade Mountains. Nestled between the dramatic volcanoes of Thielsen and Bailey, the area hosts countless trail systems, natural springs (people come from all over to fill their jugs from Silent Spring!) and warm-ish water!  This venue played host to the 2022 America’s Toughest Race, and is one of the best kept adventure secrets in Oregon!  Limited rental boats are available onsite through Diamond Lake Lodge, as well as cabins and rooms if you want to bring the family for a proper and beautiful vacation.

Date: Saturday, June 24th 

Location: Diamond Lake Lodge

Affiliation: USARA ranking race

Disciplines with difficulty ratings:

MTB: 7/10

Trek: 8/10

Paddle: 2/10

Navigation: 4/10

Endurance: 5/10

Mandatory Gear: Standard list, including paddling equipment. Packrafts, canoes, kayaks, SUPs all ok.  Rental boats available at Diamond Lake Lodge.

Estimated time for winners: 7.5 hours

Course open: 12 hours

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

Prizes: TBD, sponsor gear, ranking points.

Entry Fee PP: $105* pp (includes maps, jerseys, swag, medics, racer support)


* 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.


The ones that make this possible

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