Small Race Preview: 2017 Twilight 5k Run/Walk (Bend) – EVENING RACE

If you’ve never done an evening race, I highly suggest you give it a try. As the sun begins to set and the sky turns pink, it’s an awesome experience to share with your fellow runners on a race course. And I’m not going to lie, as a mother of two young children, it’s sometimes nice to have an excuse to get out of the house and leave the kids with daddy to get to do a race and come home to a quiet house of sleeping children. Come experience Deschutes Brewery and Superfit Productions Twilight 5k Run/Walk in Bend, OR on August 10th at 7:00PM and you’ll see what I mean.

The race will begin near the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse loading dock and run through the scenic heart of Bend. There will be water at one aid station on the course as well as at the finish line.

The event shirts are “techish” which is a tri-blend that promises to be soft and comfortable and great to wear running or just out and about.

All ages and abilities are encouraged to come out and enjoy this race as well as the great celebration of food, music, and beer at the post-race party. By the way, food is available to racers only. If you haven’t been convinced yet, maybe the promise of Deschutes Brewery hosting the Beer Garden serving their signature Twilight Ale will help motivate you! Additionally, you’ll be supporting a good cause, as a portion of the proceeds will go to the Bend Ronald McDonald House.

Matt ran this a few years ago and had this to say:

I truly LOVE running these areas when I am in town, and doing it in a racing event was equally as great. From the…amphitheater… to magical Farewell Bend park and the Old Mill District, it touched on some great Bend landmarks. [I]s there a better thing than a warm Bend evening? I think not.

The post-race was…well put together. Even though there were plenty of people at the event, the line for our free Deschutes Twilight Ale was essentially non-existent when I got there, and there was still plenty of room to relax on the lush grass.

If you were just wanting to go for an evening run anyway, come on out to this one and see what it’s all about.



What: Twilight 5k Run/Walk

When: August 10th, 2017 7:00PM

Where: Shevlin Hixon Dr, Bend (near the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse.) Park near River Bend park, the dog park, or along the street near Mckay Park.

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $25 ($30 after July 23rd)

Packet Pick-Up: Day before registration at Footzone (842 Wall St, Bend) between 3:00-7:00PM. Day of race registration and packet pick-up in the finish area on the lawn east of the Deschutes Brewery warehouse from 3:00-6:45PM.

About Nikki Mueller (603 Articles)
I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.
%d bloggers like this: