The Riverbend Park – Old Mill District in Bend has a paved trail that looked like it could go on forever. Wandering over bridges and alongside the Deschutes River, it’s easy to forget about the troubles of the day and enjoy the wide open skies above you. And with the occasional bench alongside the path, you are encouraged to sit and enjoy the peaceful space as long as you want.
The Shriners Run for a Child is using this same space to bring some support and peace to patients and families. This 5K and 10K event includes walking and running options so everyone can be involved. And for your entry fee, you’ll be treated to a hamburger, beverage, raffle entry, and children’s activities.
But even better than those personal perks are the opportunity to help children in our community. All net proceeds go to Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon. Hundreds of children come to this facility every year, in need of life-altering treatment. This race is part of “Shriners Day in Central Oregon” to celebrate the families from the area, to support a truly worthy cause, and to enjoy the park together.
Shriners Run for a Child (Bend)
When: Saturday, August 10 at 10am.
Where: Riverbend Park – Old Mill District (799 SE Columbia Street)
Packet Pick-Up: Friday August 9 from 4-6pm at Red Robin (625 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 1000) or Race Day.
Cost: 5K for $35. 10K for $40.