Bend Marathon, 2017

We are so honored to have been the official On-Course Nutrition Sponsor for the Bend Marathon! The marathon's incredible organizers, Traci and Kerry, strive to partner with local small businesses for the event. The marathon attracts people from all over the world, but the main crowd comes from the PNW.

If you've ever visited Bend, Oregon, you know that it is a special place surrounded with endless opportunities for adventure. The town is always bustling with people getting ready for their next hike, ski, or bike ride, or people enjoying the delicious food and local beer options.

Skout Backcountry Ambassador Matt Palilla - Bend MarathonSaturday greeted all us with blue skies and warm sunshine. People gathered at Foot Zone to pick up registration packets.  It was easy to spot the runners around town carrying their Foot Zone bags filled with goodies from all the partners, including Skout Backcountry.

Friends and families gathered in support as the runners moved to the starting line. The sun shone down, boosting everyone's spirits; it was the perfect weather for a run.

At the front was Skout Backcountry ambassador Matt Palilla, ready to take on the half marathon. 3... 2... 1... The runners took off, with Matt proudly representing Skout from the lead!

With the runners out on course, the vendor area buzzed with runners' family and friends. Humm Kombucha handed out cups of delicious kombucha, Vacasa distributed info on vacation rentals, Agua handed out bottle of water, and Deschutes Brewery gave runners free beer!

Skout Backcountry Ambassador Amy Buglione - Bend Marathon

Cheers grew louder as waves of runners started coming in, Matt Palilla leading the pack! Matt finished the half in first place with a chip time of 1:17.07.2 and a clock time of 2:47:00.77.

Skout Backcountry Ambassador Matt Palilla - Bend Marathon

We left the Bend Marathon grateful for the chance to provide organic energy for such an incredible event.

We are so proud to have such outstanding team of ambassadors. Congratulations to Matt and all who competed. Until next time!

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