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Race Preview: 12th Annual Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival 7/18 – 7/19/2015 (Bend, Ore.)

12th Annual Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival occurring in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 2015. 12th Annual Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival occurring in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 2015.Weekend sports festival are so awesome. Love them. The 12th Annual Deschutes Dash Multisport Weekend is coming to Bend July 18 - July 19, 2015. Even if you aren't into "multi-sport" events, such as the triathlon, don't worry! The Deschutes Dash is hosting a wonderful array of events that are fitting for all levels of fitness, for young, old, swimmers, runners, and bicyclists - and those in between! Plus, the multisport festival takes place in Bend's Old Mill District, which is chocked full of dining options, stores, and general entertainment to keep a non-runner/swimmer/bicyclist happy! Additionally, spectator/viewing areas are abundant.

On Saturday, the Olympic Distance events will take place. These include a 10k run, triathlon (1300 yard swim, 25 mile bike, 10k run), aquabike (1300 yard swim, 25 mile bike), and a duathlon (10k run, 25 mile bike, 10k run).

On Sunday, the Spring Distance events will occur. You may chose from a 5k run, triathlon (600 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike, 5k run), aquabike (600 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike), duathlon (5k run, 12.5 mile bike, 5k run), the youth triathlon (400 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 1.5 mile run) and the Struble Orthodontics Splash N Dash Kids Obstacle Race (wow, sounds fun, can adults play, too?!).

In addition to this being a family friendly event, the Deschutes Dash is a sweet choice to get a double race weekend in. There are so many different events to choose from – the options are amazing. If I was choosing, I would participate in the 10k run on Saturday, and follow it up with the duathlon on Sunday.

The race beneficiary for the 12th Annual Deschutes Dash is The Center Foundation: Teaching, Training and Treating Youth in Central Oregon.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 18 – 19, 2015
Distance: 10k run, Olympic Distance tri, du and aquabike; 5k run, Sprint Distance tri, du, aquabike, youth tri and kids obstacle race
Start Time: Various – check schedule here
Cost: Various – see details here
Register: Click here to register

 

About Jessica Mumme (235 Articles)
Jessica Mumme, a Portland native, currently lives in Eugene with her husband and three cats (children). Her favorite distances are the 10k and marathon, but she will run any race distances, and especially loves competing in running events. She is Half Fanatic #2635, and has completed 42 half marathons since May, 2009. Jessica tackled her first ultra marathon distance at the 2015 McKenzie River Trail 50k Ultra. See her race calendar and other fun stuff at her personal blog, runjessica.com.

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