But it's not just about running for a long time in the woods. All of the proceeds for the race go to the Deschutes Land Trust. After factoring in last year's sums, the Dirty Half has contributed more than $100,000 (!) over the years. That's a heap of runners racing for a good cause — our local hills, forests and deserts.
This year boasts a new course and promoters expect more than 800 runners for the annual event.