Run, walk, or turkey trot your way to the finish line at the 2015 Bend Thanksgiving Classic. This annual Thanksgiving tradition features an easygoing 5K and 10K race that the whole community gets involved in. The course for the Thanksgiving Classic fun run starts on Powerhouse Drive, in Bend's Old Mill District. Running alongside the Deschutes River and through the town, the course passes by River Bend Park, Les Schwab Amphitheater and Deschutes Brewery. The race kicks off at 9 am sharp, and runners register in advance online or on the morning of the race at 7 am. Registration is $45 per person for the 10K (or $30 with no tee shirt), and $40 per person for the 5K (or $25 with no tee shirt)
Proceeds from the Thanksgiving Classic benefit Girls on the Run of Central Oregon, a local organization dedicated to helping girls reach their full potential, athletic and otherwise. Are you planning an escape to this scenic region? Stay at one of our friendly, inviting hotels. Whether you want to stay near Mt. Bachelor or in downtown Bend, our modern hotels feature spacious suites with flat panel TVs and full kitchenettes. You'll also have free Wi-Fi and a complimentary breakfast each morning. Please contact us today for more information.