Small Race Preview: 2018 Shriner’s Run for a Child 5K & 10K (Bend)

The 6th annual Shriner’s Run for a Child 5K and 10K will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the ever-gorgeous Riverbend Park in Bend.

The 5K and 10K “Run for A Child” was created to let families know that the Shriners are active in Central Oregon in the hopes of finding more local children who could benefit from the services the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland provide. We have created a “ Shriners Day in Central Oregon” where families could come, participate in a run/walk for an outstanding cause, and then enjoy a BBQ hosted by the Central Oregon Shriner Club. Booths from our sponsors will be set up, along with kid’s activities, a beer garden, prizes and a silent auction to round out a complete morning of family fun.

The main purpose of all Shriners is to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children and to help identify and refer children who are in need. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children® and receive all services at no cost to the child or their family.

This event is great fun for everyone and is for a great cause – oftentimes, the kids who benefit are at the race, which makes it all the more worthwhile!


Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00 AM
Where: Riverbend Park | Bend, OR
$40 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K
Online here

For more event info, visit the race website or their Facebook page!

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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