Bend Thanksgiving Classic is a 5/10K race produced by Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend benefitting, Girls on the Run of Central Oregon. Now in its 9th official year, the race has grown to host nearly 1,000 runners and walkers every Thanksgiving morning in the heart of Bend’s Old Mill District.
Girls on the Run is a 5k training program that encourages girls to grow into positive young adults. The goals of Girls on the Run are to develop and improve competence, unleash confidence through accomplishment, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community, all while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The Bend Thanksgiving Classic 5k is the culmination of our fall season of Girls on the Run here in Central Oregon.
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Registration fee does not include a race shirt. Click here to register!
September 1st - September 30th at 11:59pm
October 1st - October 31st at 11:59pm
November 1st - November 20th at 11:59pm
Race Week (November 21st - Wednesday, November 23rd at 5:00pm)
*Add a long sleeve technical race shirt to any race registration for just $10!!*
**Race shirts without a race registration are $20 for adult and $15 for youth**
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend and Girls on the Run of Central Oregon will do everything in their power to host the Bend Thanksgiving Classic as advertised, but due to the nature of the event, extenuating circumstances not under the control of the event organizers, may necessitate course changes or cancellation for the safety of the participants. These circumstances include, but are not limited to: weather and other forces of nature, last minute road closures and construction, or snowstorms/ice storms that make the course route unreasonably unsafe for event participants. This event is a rain or shine event.