Runners from all over Central Oregon are signing up for the first annual Sisters to Bend Marathon on October first. Kevney Dugan with Visit Bend says there is a perfect running course between Sisters and Bend. "So we went out and tried find a great course and the course that we came up with was actually starting in Sisters and running to Bend, on a 26.2 mile course that ends right in heart of the Northwest Crossing Neighborhood." Dugan says our area has a lot of runners, and many people are already signing up for the event. He says there will also be a half-marathon and a kids' run that will take place over several days, so the kids running totals will add up to 26.3 miles. The Bend Marathon is also a fundraiser to benefit the Education Foundation for the Bend La Pine Schools.