Tour des Chutes added a 5K run/walk in 2014 to honor local Bend runner Johanna Olson (read more about Johanna’s story here), who died of cancer in 2013 at the age of 34. While the event is non-competitive and open to all skills and ability levels, the course does offer enough challenges to be intriguing to even the most seasoned runner.

Course Details

The 5K run/walk course features mixed terrain of well-maintained gravel roads and paved walkways through the Tree Farm neighborhood. Participants are greeted by tall pine forests followed by territorial views of Bend and the Cascade mountains. There is very little traffic along the course, and portions of it are not open to the public except during Tour des Chutes.

The run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m., and all participants are invited to join us at the main venue following their run/walk to enjoy lunch, live music, and our vendor village.

For a map of the route, click here: 5K Map

Please note: While the route is family-friendly, strollers with larger wheels will do better on the gravel sections! Also, please leave your furry pets at home. Cycling, running, kids and dogs don’t mix well at this active, complex event. We know you’ll understand!

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Safety & Support

Our 5K course includes a fully stocked aid station with food, drinks, and volunteers ready to provide inspiration!

Please follow the route along the walkways through the Tree Farm neighborhood. Even though the traffic is intermittent, it is important to remain on these pathways for the safety of participants and community members alike. Thank you for your help!

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will take place from 12:00pm to 7:00pm at Worthy Brewing on Friday, July 12. More details on this event and our Star Bar party can be found on our Events page.

Event Schedule

The July 13, 2019 event schedule will be posted soon! The run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m.