Saturday, July 11, 2015
Through NW Crossing Neighborhood
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.
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!
Shirt Options to purchase through on line registration (until June 15th) or at packet pick up:
- 2015 Tour des Chutes Cotton Tee $15.00.
- Men’s or Women’s specific.
Start time: 8:00 AM.
Pancake Party to follow.
The COPA 5K Run/Walk, supported by The Kralj Family is a non-competitive fun run/walk to honor Bend runner Johanna Olson, who died of cancer in 2013 at age 34.
This fun, scenic route, designed by Bend’s own Super Dave Thomason, loops through the Northwest Crossing neighborhood. The run/walk starts and ends at High Lakes Elementary School.
2500 NW High Lakes Loop
Northwest Crossing Neighborhood
Bend, Oregon 97701
The Run directly benefits Pediatric Foundation, a 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 treatments. Special thanks to the family and friends of Johanna who allowed Tour des Chutes to create this run/walk event in her honor!
Thursday, July 9 from 4pm – 7pm
930 Newport Ave
Friday, July 10 from 11am – 7pm
495 NE Bellevue Dr
Saturday, July 11 from 5:30am – 7:30am
High Lakes Elementary School
2500 NW High Lakes Loop
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
- 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.
If you’re traveling to Bend to ride, run or walk with us, we look forward to having you join us for Tour des Chutes!
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Tour des Chutes Party Pack (included with every registration)
Deschutes Brewpub Kick Off Party: May 7th, 6-8:00 PM Register at Deschutes Brewery and Pub during our kick-off party and receive a complimentary pint, snacks, live music by Wampus Cats, door prizes and entertainment.
Worthy No Quit Wit Party: July 10th, 6-8:00 PM Pick up your ride packet on July 10th, enjoy a complimentary pint of a limited release beer brewed especially to honor Gary Bonacker, founder of Tour des Chutes. Also enjoy snacks, bid on fantastic silent auction items and relax to tunes provided by Truck Stop Gravy.
Pancake Party for our COPA Family 5K participants: July 11th, 8:30-10:30 AM. Participants will return to venue for fresh pancakes and cold chocolate milk from Eberhard’s Dairy.
Burrito Bar for our cyclists: July 11th, 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM. As always you will return from your long ride and enjoy live music and fresh burrito bar from LongBoard Louie’s Eastside.
Live music line up:
11- 12:00 Wild Rye
12:20- 1:20 Parlour
1:40- 2:40 Wampus Cats