Through NW Crossing Neighborhood
What an amazing first year success we had with the 5K Run! 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 in May 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 10:00 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
Start Time: 10:30 am (walk-up registration ends at 10:00 AM)
Online registration is now closed. Please register at the event.
- Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on July 8th. Please register at the event venue before 10 a.m. on Saturday, 7/12
- Entry fee includes 1 lunch. Additional 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 and a complimentary free beer at the pre-event and post-event celebrations.
- This is our first 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 10:00 AM.
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
Click (or copy and paste) the following link for a MapMyRide profile of “Super Dave’s” new summer classic!