Race Preview: 2021 Beat Beethoven’s 5K (Bend)

This Bend 5K run/walk is a unique fundraiser for the Central Oregon Symphony, as the goal is to finish the race before the orchestra finishes playing Beethoven’s famous 5th Symphony – 33 minutes. Of course all racers are invited to join regardless of their finishing time, it’s a unique challenge! You can view the course map here.

There is also a 1 mile fun run and a kids obstacle course, so the entire family can participate!

This year’s event also has a virtual option, which can be completed between October 1st and 14th, and you can simply send in your photos and time.

Date: Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Central Oregon Community College Track | 2600 N.W. College Way Bend, OR
Price: $20
Registration: Online here

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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