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bend racing's family adventure race 2023

race overview

What better way to spend the afternoon with your family than adventuring by bike and foot in the woods!  This might be a short “kid distance” event, but it won’t be short on adventure.  It’ll just be tailored to giving your kids a great low pressure race experience.  Some of the checkpoints will be “geo-cache” style, where every youth racer will collect treasures/toys/treats as part of the course.  There will be several “opt out” points where teams with littler ones can shorten each leg to stay within the “emotional fun-zone” and avoid a full-fledged meltdown.  All-kid teams will be allowed for children over 12 with at least one teammate 14 or older.  (Parent signature etc required).

 

Our 2022 demo race was a huge hit, and we are thrilled to be offering this addition to our race calendar.

 

Race will be a friendly-competitive event, with no official ranking or divisions. We will equally distribute all sponsor prizes.

Dates: Sunday, October 8th

Location: La Pine State Park

Disciplines with difficulty ratings:

MTB: 2/10

Trek: 3/10

Navigation: 2/10

Endurance: 3/10

Mandatory Gear: Standard for trek.  Any kid's bike should work. (no headlamp, paddling gear, ropes).

Estimated time for winners: 2 hours

Course open: 4 hours

Team Formats: Family teams of any size, All-kids teams of racers 12 and over

Prizes: Sponsor prizes, lots of cool kid stuff!

Entry Fee: $105* pairs, $155* bigger team (3 or more)

 

* a portion of each ticket price will be going to Bend Sustainability Fund and to a non-profit listed on our impacts page.

 

Bend Sustainability Fund, a Visit Bend Project, invests in projects that create sustainable experiences in Bend’s community.

 

At Visit Bend, sustainability is based on three pillars: economic, environmental, and social. Our community is dependent on all three, and it is important to find a balance between them. To have a thriving, sustainable community for residents and visitors alike, it is important that we take into consideration all three pillars.

 

Since the inception of the Bend Sustainability Fund in 2021, $2,290,000 has been awarded to 17 projects.

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