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Race Preview: 2018 Tour des Chutes – COPA Family 5K (Bend)

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Tour des Chutes bike event in Bend, but did you know there is also a 5K run included in the weekend? The COPA Family 5K Run/Walk was added in 2014 to honor Bend runner, Johanna Olson, who died of cancer in 2013 at the age of 34. This non-competitive 5K is sponsored by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA). The 5K directly benefits the Pediatric Foundation, a local non-profit which provides financial support to families who have a child with cancer and must travel out of the area to receive life saving treatments.

The 5K begins at Pacific Crest Middle School then follows well-established gravel roads and paved walkways through the Tree Farm neighborhood before returning to the main venue. The route features excellent territorial views and two fully stocked aid stations. Afterwards, stick around for the pancake party from 8:30-10:30 A.M. Your registration includes a free ticket for this event. Strollers and children are welcome, but please leave your pets at home.

COPA Family 5K Details

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: 8:00 A.M.

Location: Pacific Crest Middle School, 3030 NW Elwood Ln, Bend

Entry Fees: $35
$15 – Kids 15 and under
$15 – Cotton T-shirts

Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (390 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director 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 the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She 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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