Race Preview: 2015 Grin and Bear It races in Bend

If you're like me, you saw the name of this race and wondered what was going to be bare! Rest assured, racers at this Bend event will be fully dressed, but grinning from ear to ear knowing that they are supporting Healthy Beginnings and promoting Good Teeth, Great Grins (a collaboration of area dentists.)

The 13th Annual Grin and Bear It consists of a 5K, 10K, and a 1 mile family fun run. Starting and ending at the Les Schwab amphitheater, the course will wind through area neighborhoods that surround the Deschutes River and Farewell Bend Park. The 10K will cover the 5K route twice. The 1 mile family fun run stays in the Old Mill District and is flat and paved.

Overall and age group awards will be given and all participants will be eligible for prize drawings.

All proceeds from this March 7th race will go towards the Healthy Beginnings’ 12 Point Kid Inspection Clinics throughout Central Oregon. These include health, dental, social skills and behavior, vision, car seat safety, nutrition, hearing, infant and toddler development, concepts, motor, speech, and emergency preparedness for children up to age 5.

Grin and Bear It 2015 Details

Date: Saturday, March 7

Times: 10:00 A.M. – 5K and 10K    11:00 A.M. – 1 mile Family Fun Run

Location: Les Schwab Ampitheater, Bend

Race Prices: through March 1  $30 – 5K and 10K   $10 – 1 mile family fun run   Multi-person pricing is available for those registering 2 or more people.  See registration site for details.

Race Website: Click here

Registration Website: Click here

About Annette Vaughan (491 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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