I really appreciate when a race knows what the people want. That’s why I appreciate the folks behind I Like Pie Run/Walk in Bend. Because yes, after a 5K or a 1.5 mile run/walk, I would like some pie. Thank you.
Both distances are untimed and very inviting for the whole family to be involved. They start and end in the Old Mill District of Bend using flat, paved pathways and trails along the Deschutes River.
The event is super cheap ($10 for adults, $5 for kids), so participants are encouraged to bring five pounds of non-perishable food per person for NeighborImpact. Additional financial donations will benefit this local program and Girls on the Run (a youth running group that I love love love so please check it out).
And because it is “I Like Pie”, you’re also encouraged to bring along a pie to help with the pie feast. Anyone who brings a homemade pie gets a $10 FootZone gift certificate. Plus, there will be a pie baking contest with $50 gift certificates awarded to the top three pies in the “traditional” and “open” categories. So not only can you eat pie, but you could eat award winning pie.
FootZone’s I Like Pie Run/Walk (Bend)
When: Thursday, November 28 at 9am
Where: “I Like Pie will start and finish on Powerhouse Drive adjacent to the Center Plaza of the Old Mill District, in front of the flag bridge between Anthony’s and The GAP.”
Register: Online or Race Day.
Packet Pick-Up: At FootZone Bend (842 NW Wall Street) on Tuesday 11/26 from 2-6pm or Wednesday 11/27 from 10am-6pm, or Race Day starting at 7am.
Cost: Adults for $10. Children (6-17) for $5. $15 extra for a t-shirt.