Grab the family! This is a great event for everyone to participate in - and a fabulous way to pre-burn some turkey day calories. All skill levels are encouraged to participated, including runners and walkers of all paces. Included with your registration will be a timed 5k or 10k run/walk, or a family friendly Gobbler Walk.
The 5k course is a loop on flat, paved pathways along the Old Mill District, by the lovely Deschutes River in Bend. The 10k course is a double loop of the 5k. Age group awards will be presented to the first place overall male and female of each race distance. Along the course, there will be foam turkeys -- grab them! At the completion of the race, participants will have the opportunity to collect prizes at the finish line. What an awesome scavenger hunt for race participants to participate in!
Registration prices are $25 for the 10k, $20 for the 5k, or $10 for the Gobbler Walk. Registration closes on Tuesday, November 26th just before midnight. You may register online or in person at Fleet Feet Sports (320 NW Galveston #1) or at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon (500 NW Wall Street).
This race is produced by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon and supports the Girls on the Run (GOTR) program of Deschutes County. If you aren't familiar with the Girls on the Run program, you ought to read up about it. GOTR is an incredible program that educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self respect and learning. For the participants in the GOTR Deschutes County program, they have been participating in a 10-12 week after school program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. During these weeks, the girls have been gaining valuable life skills, such as learning about healthy lifestyles, and participating in physical activity, such as preparing to run in the Central Oregon Thanksgiving Classic 5k! Utilizing a holistic approach, the GOTR Deschutes County program teaches girls about nutrition, bully prevention, media literacy, and how to communicate their feelings in healthy ways. Awesome program, isn't it?
See you at the races!