Steens Rim Run


Welcome to the Annual Chris Miller Memorial Steens Rim Run & Walk


Bureau of Land Management                     Safeway                           Chamber of Commerce







Come Run Above The Clouds

The Annual Chris Miller Memorial Steens Rim Run & Walk- better known as the “Rim Run” is a race unlike any other in the Pacific Northwest.  With its high elevation, stunning views and scenery, unpredictable climate, and near-steady climb from start to finish, the Rim Run brings a whole new meaning to “challenging 10K.”  Each year, the first Saturday in August, more than 200 participants make the trek out to the remote Steens Mountain in Southeast Oregon.  The race offers a tremendous challenge starting at an elevation of 7,835 feet and finishing above 9,700 feet. The 10K course follows the east rim of the Steens Mountain passing the headwaters of both Fish Creek and the Little Blitzen. As you run along the rim's edge, a number of high mountain views will make the run a memorable experience.  A short distance to the east is the Alvord Desert 5000 feet below the rugged East Rim.  With these spectacular views it will be a race you will never forget.

We uncovered this video from the BLM which was made in the 1990’s.

Next Race will be Saturday August 2, 2014 at 9:30am

Special Thanks to Cliff Volpe for the use of his beautiful Photographs


  Hines Food Market

©Cliff Volpe Photography

A Special Thank You

The Steens Rim Run Organizers would like to thank all the Volunteers that make this race possible!

    THANK YOU!!!!