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8 hour course

race overview

The Spring Sting TEC is BACK! This rugged, technical, and beautiful race has been a staple of Central Oregon racers for nearly ten years.  No paddling - so don’t worry about getting cold!  Besides, we promise you’ll have plenty of awesome terrain to run and bike on!  One of the most stunning “short” races in the world - the terrain you’ll be playing on is 100% spectacular ALL the time. Suitable for all levels with basic MTB and off-trail trekking skills.  Ropes are optional. This year there will also be a kids/family race at the same event weekend.  Do one or both!

Main race starts APRIL 20, Family race starts April 21

Where: Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards: 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr, Terrebonne, OR 97760, United States


Disciplines with difficulty ratings for main TEC race.  

MTB: 6/10

Trek: 7/10

Paddle: NA

Navigation: 5/10

Endurance: 5/10

Mandatory Gear: Standard, No paddle gear, ropes or headlamps required.

Estimated time for winners: 5 hours

Course open: 8 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: $ 70 pp* (includes maps, racer swag, and an AMAZING course!)

For the Family Race - there will be many options to make it longer or shorter depending on your kids desires. There will be a longer course for teenager teams, and shorter course for the smaller kids. All biking will be on gravel and or a little bit of single track, trekking will be off and on trail and there will be no water. The total course time is 3 hours, but again, you can cut off parts and add parts. Its just a super fun time to read maps and explore with the bonus of finding checkpoints and treats while you are out and about! ] 


Note, we will be ending at the Faith Hope and Charity Winery - bring some $$ for wood fired pizza and wine! on the 20th there is also LIVE music!!!



* 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.

* Another portion will be going to Beads of Courage and COTA - Central Oregon Trail Alliance

please see here for all info on these amazing humans and nonprofits!

Videos: The Technical Endurance Challenge and Bend Racing's TEC #1

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