Race Preview: Beat Beethoven’s 5th 8/23/15 (Bend, Ore.)

Beat Beethoven's 5th, 5k and 1 mile fun run and walk, occurring August 23, 2015 in Bend, Oregon.

Beat Beethoven’s 5th, 5k and 1 mile fun run and walk, occurring August 23, 2015 in Bend, Oregon.

Wow, now here is a fun, unique race! Especially for us music ‘geeks’, like myself. On Sunday, August 23, take part in the first annual Beat Beethoven’s 5th. This is a 5k or 1 mile run/walk that will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at the COCC campus track in Bend.

So what makes this race unique? I’ll tell ya’. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to finish the race before Beethoven’s incredibly famous 5th Symphony finishes, which is about 33 minutes. FUN! Additionally, the event supports the Central Oregon Symphony. 

Both the 5k and 1 mile event take place on mostly flat surfaces, so it is ideal for all ages and abilities. Strollers are welcome, but please leave the fuzzy doggies at home for this event.

Awards will be handed out to the top 3 male and female finishers of the 5k. And – raffle prizes will be drawn, too! For the masters male and female winners, medals will be awarded. And, don’t forget the costume contest! The contest will be held prior to the race (about 8:30 a.m. so you don’t have to worry about ruining your awesome costume as you run before participating in the contest). Awards for the costume contest will be available for individuals and teams.

Your registration includes an event t-shirt, a Symphony member ticket, ribbon, goody bag and a photo-op with Beethoven (really?! neat!). Registration is available online thru August 20, in person at Fleet Feet Sports (1320 NW Galveston in Bend) until August 20, via mail until August 18, or for teams of 5+, registration is available through August 13. Same day event registration is available.

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Distance: 5k and 1 mile
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Cost: $30 for 5k, $15 for 1 mile. Teams of 5+, discounted pricing available.
Register: Click here to register

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