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Registration open for fourth annual Big Butte Challenge, celebrating C.O.’s buttes and breweries

Cascade Relays

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Join us for the Big Butte Challenge, where families, friends, and individuals come together to explore eight butte-iful buttes & breweries across Central Oregon, between May 24 - October 1. 

Participants hike or run each butte on their schedule, and then head to the sponsored brewery to celebrate their victory with a complimentary pint. Prizes will be awarded to the first to summit all buttes, best photos, and more. Gather your favorite people or challenge your work buddies to a summertime showdown. The Big Butte Challenge is the ultimate chance to get outside, explore new heights, and celebrate the beautiful mountains Central Oregon has to offer. 

Buttes and breweries included in the year’s challenge include:

  • Bessie Butte - Van Henion Brewing
  • Black Butte - Deschutes Brewery
  • Pilot Butte - Worthy Brewery
  • Barnes Butte - Wild Ride
  • Overturf Butte - Goodlife Brewery
  • Tumalo Butte - Cascade Lakes Brewery
  • Misery Ridge - Kobold Brewing
  • Paulina Peak - Bend Brewery

Registration is open at, $65 for all 8 buttes, $25 for youth, and $20 for a single Butte. Once registered, participants will receive a swag bag with beer tokens, merchandise, and other surprise goodies from our sponsors.

Sign up now to join the Big Butte Challenge packet pick-up and launch party at Bend Brewing on Thursday, May 23rd, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to kick off the event in style with Bend Brewing Co.’s renowned hospitality. Come out for an evening of good vibes and great company as we start the Big Butte Challenge together in style.

Packet Pickup

Starting May 24th, packet pickup will also be available at The Haven Coworking front desk during regular business hours: Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

About the organizer:
Cascade Relays is a small, local business with a mission to provide exceptional race experiences while supporting local communities along course routes. Owners Scott and Carrie Douglass, prioritize rural courses, local vendors & small businesses, personal relationships, and supporting local non-profits. Cascade Relays currently produces the Cascade Lakes Relay, Bend Beer Chase, Big Butte Challenge, and I Like Pie on Thanksgiving morning. 

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