Race Preview: 2019 Heaven Can Wait Women’s 5K (Bend

The Heaven Can Wait Women’s 5k is hosted by the St. Charles Foundation. This is the 20th year this amazing organizations has put on an event to bring awareness and raise financial backing for breast cancer. This race has grown to be one of the largest 5K events in Central Oregon. At its inception, this event was to promote early detection and a healthy lifestyle after Charlene Levesque, a breast cancer survivor herself, encourages the Central Oregon Running Club (CORK) to create more women-focused events.

The race is run every year on National Cancer Survivors Day. Always the first Sunday in June, this day will bring people from all around Oregon and the United States to help Sara’s Project (which aims to fund the St. Charles Foundation). The main goal of this project is to being resources and information to Central and Eastern Oregon to aid in the early screening and detection of breast cancer. The foundation then lends support to those after a diagnosis.

The course begins, and ends, at Drake Park. The look begins heading south to the Old Mill District and Mill Point Business Park. Runner then enter McKay Park and meander through residential neighborhoods to return to Drake Park, the location of the post-race festivities. This mostly flat, well-marked course, with aid station and cheering volunteers is perfect for all athletic abilities


Date: Sunday 6/2/2019

Time: 9 am

Location: Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd. Bend, OR

Price: $30

Registration: Online or In-Person (Day-Of)

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