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Finish Line Showers Will Benefit Soldiers

Runners and walkers who want to clean up a little beyond what a soak in the Deschutes River can provide will be able to use the shower facilities at the Bend Armory for a small donation. The money raised will be used to assist enlisted soldier families who are experiencing hardships.

The Bend Armory is located just one block away from the finish line.

Map showing finish line, parking area, and Bend Armory locations:

View CLR Finish Line in a larger map

By |April 3rd, 2013|CLR News|Comments Off on Finish Line Showers Will Benefit Soldiers

"Running Isn't A Sport for Pretty Boys…"

By |March 19th, 2013|CLR News|Comments Off on "Running Isn't A Sport for Pretty Boys…"

CLR Rocks A New Leg #36 Finish…On The River

Much to the delight of anyone who has ever run the dusty, hot leg #36,  the revised leg will now drop down to the Deschutes River Trail around mile #4 and finish with the last two miles along the cool, blue waters of the river. You’ll finally cross that line with your team in Riverbend Park, where you can enjoy a float down the river, beer tastings from some of the region’s finest breweries, food and music for one incredible finish line party.


By |March 7th, 2013|CLR News|Comments Off on CLR Rocks A New Leg #36 Finish…On The River

Photos…Then & Now

As I looked through my photo album from the inaugural race, I couldn’t believe the difference between the two races. Seeing how far this race has come was incredibly cool, so I thought I would share some comparisons.












By |August 8th, 2012|CLR News|Comments Off on Photos…Then & Now

2012 Cascade Lakes Relay Wrap-Up

written by Teri Smith, Las Corredoras, (@runnerteri)

After three hot showers, a dip in the creek and one long bath, I finally feel like I’ve washed away the dust, sunscreen and DEET coating that I so carefully built this past weekend. It is a bittersweet feeling, really – that post race glow fading just a bit as regular life creeps back in and the legs begin to move in a bit more regular way. As I reflect back on the 5th running of the Cascade Lakes Relay, I cannot help but marvel at what a tremendous race this relay truly is.



The magic of the Cascade Lakes Relay begins and ends with people. Scott and Carrie Douglass stand at the heart of this race, and it is their friendly smiles, open hearts and generous spirit that forms the center from which we compete. They continue to improve on their race every year; how welcome were those one mile to go signs? The first exchange was a big improvement (although I won’t lie – I drove right past it because I “knew” where the first exchange was…) and minor changes along the way made the course that much easier to navigate. There is little doubt that the reason this race runs as well as it does is the tireless dedication they have to their event.



Once again, the volunteers on the course were incredible. Friendly smiles and calm traffic management skills were abundant. I love to see that they are getting in to their volunteer gigs with free treats (tootsie rolls at the start of leg #4!) and themes. How cool is it that over $30,000 will go directly to local charities this year as a result of […]

By |August 8th, 2012|CLR News|Comments Off on 2012 Cascade Lakes Relay Wrap-Up

2011 Race Reports

A few race reports from this year’s race.  If you have one you would like to share, please email me at runnerteri at

running stories (Left, Right, Repeat!)
Sassy Molassy (Team Eugene Running)
Sharman Ultra (Pace Invaders)
Dreadlock Girl (The Just Us League)
fast enough (Las Corredoras)

By |August 30th, 2011|CLR News|Comments Off on 2011 Race Reports

Provisions for the Last Set of Legs

Legs 24 – 36 are all on the Cascade Lakes Highway, which, while incredibly beautiful, is not known for its places to stop and purchase food or gas.  La Pine is your last place to get provisions before you come back in to Bend.  Thankfully, Ray’s Food Place in La Pine has agreed this year to stay open all night for us in order to provide water, ice, gatorade, sandwiches, etc. The Shell station/McDonalds in La Pine will also be opening at 3 am for us – this is also the only gas available until you finish the race.  Be sure to take advantage of these services before you hit the last stretch of the race.

By |August 1st, 2011|CLR News|Comments Off on Provisions for the Last Set of Legs

2010 Race Reports

A round up of race reports from last year.

Ben Blessing (solo runner – 152 miles)
Footzone Bend
Geek Turned Athlete
Lactic A@@es
Faith in Honest Doubt

Have one to add to the list? Email me at runnerteri at

By |February 3rd, 2011|CLR News|Comments Off on 2010 Race Reports

2009 Race Reports

Here are some reports about last year’s race:

Run Oregon’s Recaps
RunBend (Footzone)

1st place video: More Cowbell
2nd place video: Out Chasing Booty
3rd place video: Sea Monkeys

Other videos

Las Corredoras
Agony of DeFeet
Hood to Coast Rejects
Team Shake N Bake
The Sick Six

By |March 17th, 2010|CLR News|Comments Off on 2009 Race Reports

2008 Race Reports

Still want more of an idea about what this race will really be like?  Check out these race reports:

Joe Dudman’s 2008 Recap
Kelly Johnson’s photos
hamburger running

1st Place Video submitted by Team SeaMonkey’s Epic Adventure
2nd Place Video submitted by More Cowbell
3rd Place  Video submitted by Soul Brothers

Video submitted by Hood to Coast Rejects
Video submitted by Team HOT MAMAS
Video submitted by Las Corredoras
Video submitted by New York Magic

By |June 10th, 2009|CLR News|Comments Off on 2008 Race Reports