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.
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 and their friends and family are invited to join us for a great party after the finish. We will have a delicious burrito bar hosted by Longboard Louie’s, live music, and a Vendor Village featuring community partners, an activity station for kids and families, and more!
For a map of the route, click here: TdC 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!
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
We are once again planning to host our packet pick up event at Worthy Brewing! Here are the details:
- Where – Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend, OR 97701
- When – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
If you ordered a t-shirt or jersey, they will be available for pick up at this time. If you did not order a t-shirt or jersey, we will have a limited number for sale (we suggest you get there early if you want to purchase one!). Additionally, Worthy Brewing is generously offering one free pint of beer, including their Tour des Chutes dedicated beer, Gary’s No Quit Wit. Thank you to Worthy Brewing!
Details on our event schedule will be posted soon, stay tuned!