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/Walk 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/Walk– In 2014, Tour des Chutes added a 5k non-competitive fun run/walk, sponsored by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA), supported by The Kralj Family, 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/walking event was inspired by Johanna and created specifically to raise money to support children with cancer.

The Run/Walk 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) and The Kralj Family 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 Tour des Chutes to create this exciting new event in her honor.

REGISTRATION: Online registration  is NOW OPEN!

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


When: Saturday, July 11, 2015.                                                                                                                                                           Start time: 8:00 am (walk-up registration ends at 7:30 AM)

Venue: High Lakes Elementary School

2500 NW High Lakes Loop                                                                                                                                                                    Northwest Crossing Neighborhood                                                                                                                                                               Bend, Oregon

Packet Pick-up: *NEW LOCATIONS*

Sunnyside Sports, THURSDAY, July 9th, 4:00PM – 7:00 PM
930 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR.

Worthy Brewing, FRIDAY, July 10th, 11 AM -7:00 PM                495 NE Bellevue, Dr, Bend, OR.

Registration is now open.

  • Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on July 7th. Please register at the event venue before 7.30 a.m. on Saturday, July 11
  • Entry fee includes 1 ticket to the Pancake Party. Registration fee also includes access to all the TdC parties.
  • This is our second year for the 5K Run/Walk so we expect a lot 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.


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



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