AMAZING BEND TRADITION
The Pilot Butte Challenge (PBC) is an exhilarating 1-mile sprint or walk up the Butte. It's a casual hike for some, a grueling race for others, and everything in between. For everyone, it's an opportunity to achieve a personal record (PR). All ages and abilities are welcome (ages 4 to 99 last year). Some of the world's best runners participate beside participants walking to the top for their first time. There's nothing like the PBC anywhere!
The scenic course winds its way along the Nature Trail to the volcanic top nearly 500 feet above the city of Bend. At the summit, the views are abundant, with the Cascade Mountains to the west, the city of Bend and the Deschutes River.