The Run

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Through NW Crossing Neighborhood

Saturday, July 11, 2015

What an amazing first year success we had with the first 5K Run in 2014! Huge thanks to all the runners and walkers, sponsors, volunteers and the supportive community. We had a sold out event with over 150 participants in this first year effort. We have huge plans for an expanded 2015 event and hope you will come back to join us and invite your friends and even more family. Thank you – Thank you. Your participation will go a long way to help the families of Central Oregon children with cancer.  See you next year – remember to register early!

COPAFamily 5K Run – In 2014, Tour des Chutes added a 5k non-competitive fun run, sponsored by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA), to honor Bend runner, Johanna Olson, who died of cancer in 2013 at age 34. Designed by Bend’s own Dave Thomason (“Super Dave”), this route featured a loop through the Northwest Crossing neighborhood. The inaugural family 5k running event was inspired by Johanna and created specifically to raise money to support children with cancer.

The Run directly benefits Pediatric Foundation, a new Central Oregon non-profit that provides financial support to families who have a child with cancer who must travel out of the area to receive life saving treatments. This new 5k run was the beginning of a great tradition with Tour des Chutes…expanding our support to include children. Event founder, Gary Bonacker, worked hard for years to find a way to include adolescents and children as beneficiaries and in its 10th year, Tour des Chutes is finally able to do that. And, with Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA) supporting the event as the major sponsor, the run will carry on for years to come.

We thank the family and friends of Johanna who allowed the Tour to create this exciting new event in her honor.

REGISTRATION: Online registration will open March 1, 2015.

Come to Sunnyside Sports (930 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR) Thurs, July 9th, 4-7:00 PM or Fri, July 10th, 11 AM-7:00 PM.  You may register up to 7:30 AM on Saturday morning at High Lakes Elementary School. .  Click here for more info!  

SAFETY NOTE: Strollers and children of all ages are welcome. Please leave your furry loved ones at home. Cycling, Runnings, Kids and Dogs don’t mix well at this active, complex event. We know you’ll understand!


When: Saturday,  July 11,  2015.

Venue: High Lakes Elementary School

2500 NW High Lakes Loop

Northwest Crossing Neighborhood

Bend, Oregon

Start Time: 8:00 am (walk-up registration ends at 7:30 AM)


Registration is now open.

  • Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on July 8th. Please register at the event venue before 7.30 a.m. on Saturday, 7/11
  • Entry fee includes 1 ticket to the pancake feed. Additional Burrito Bar lunch tickets may be purchased at $10.00 each.  Purchase with registration or at Packet Pick Up. Registration fee also includes access to all the TdC parties.
  • This is our second year for the 5K Run so we expect lots of folks to also come by on Saturday morning and sign up! If you’re a “walk-up”, please be there before 7.30 AM.

Packet Pick Up

Sunnyside Sports:  930 Newport Avenue, Bend, Oregon:

Thursday, July 9, from 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, July 10, from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Event Venue:  2500 NW High Lakes Loop, Bend, Oregon:

Saturday, July 11, from 5:30 AM-10:00 AM

Route Info

Click (or copy and paste) the following link for a MapMyRide profile of “Super Dave’s” new summer classic!




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