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Race Preview: 2018 Grin & Bear It 5k/10k (Bend)

Come to Bend on March 3rd this year for the 2018 Grin and Bear It 5k & 10k Run/Walk. All the proceeds will support the free health and development screenings offered by Healthy Beginnings in Central Oregon.

There’s fun for all at this event! In addition to the 5k and 10k, which both begin at 10:00AM, there’s a 1 Mile Family Fun Run which begins at 11:00AM.

The 5k and 10k will start and end at the Les Schwab Amphitheater and will trek  around the neighborhoods by the Deschutes River and Farewell Bend Park. The 10k will be a double loop of the 5k course. The 1 Mile Family Fun Run will run through the Old Mill District and is flat and paved.

Stick around for the awards after the race! All Family Fun Run participates will receive ribbons and there will be the usual awards for the fastest overall male and female runners as well as the top finishers in the age categories. The largest corporate/team entry will also get a prize and there will be prize drawings that everyone will be eligible for.


What: 2018 Grin & Bear It 5k & 10k Run/Walk

When: Saturday March 3rd, 2018 at 10:00AM. 1 Mile Family Fun Run starts at 11:00AM

Where: Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend OR

Register: Here  or by mail (postmarked by Feb 26) with registration form mailed to Healthy Beginnings (1029 NW 14th St, Suite 102, Bend, OR 97701.) You can also register in person thru March 2 at FootZone (845 Wall Street,) Pine Mountain Sports (255 Century,) or Fleet Feet (1320 Galveston.) Day of race registration is available as well.

Registration Cost: 5k/10k at $30, 1 Mile Family Fun Run $10.

Packet Pick-Up: Friday March 2 from 12:00PM-6:00PM at FootZone or Race Day from 8:30AM-9:30AM at Les Schwab Amphitheater.

About Nikki Mueller (434 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.

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