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Bend hosts running and ale festival

The Bend Ale Run incentives a 10K or half marathon with a finish-line beer festival.


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Plenty of races end with a beer tent at the finish line. But it’s hard to top running to an actual beer festival.

This weekend’s Bend Ale Run offers the experience of a half marathon or 10K that culminates at the Bend Ale Festival, which features 20 breweries.

The festival in central Oregon—home of the Bend Ale Trail—features a course that is part road race, part trail with views of  the Cascade Mountain Range.

After crossing the finish line, participants get a pint glass and four tokens to sample the 40 beers on tap. Deschutes BreweryFull Sail and more will be pouring.

For more info and to enter, visit


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at]

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