The 8 Hour Adventure Race dubbed the Smith Rock Spring Sting is getting a lot of attention from the race watchers.


It got listed in Men's Journal as One of the 52 Best Races to Enter in 2015. The organizers call this the "perfect race for beginners as well as more experienced racers who are looking for a shorter race."

Scramble the trails and ford the Crooked River at Smith Rock State Park. With basic navigation skills, you get to run, trek, mountain bike, paddle and practice those orienteering skills.

Find out more about it and get on the list for next year's race by checking out the details here. All photos courtesy of Bend Racing

Smith Rock Spring Sting racers on Gorge column ridge
Smith Rock Spring Sting racers on Gorge column ridge
Smith Rock Spring Sting racers fording the river after boat part
Smith Rock Spring Sting racers fording the river after boat part
Racer orienting at start of Smith Rock Spring Sting
Racer orienting at start of Smith Rock Spring Sting