FootZone, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend Partner to Produce One Thanksgiving Day Event

BEND, Ore. – (September (24), 2019) It’s that time of the year again! Bend’s favorite (and tastiest!) Thanksgiving Day community event is now open for registrations. FootZone, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB), Cascade Relays, NeighborImpact and Girls on the Run of Central Oregon are excited to collaborate again to produce the ever-popular “I Like Pie” event, which benefits local non-profits.

“I Like Pie” will take place in the Old Mill District at 9:00am on Thanksgiving morning, with a 5K community fun run/walk course and a 1.5-mile family friendly run/walk course. Both courses are UNTIMED this year. Participants are encouraged to bring a homemade pie to share and/or to enter into the pie contest as well as 5 lbs. of non-perishable food per person to donate to NeighborImpact.

“We are so happy to once again partner with FootZone, Cascade Lakes Relays, and Neighbor Impact to put on this incredible, community oriented event.  Our girls work hard each season toward their final 5k, and we love the spirit of “I Like Pie”.  I love seeing the smiles on our girl’s faces as they cross the finish line, and get to have a slice of pie that they earned,” said Girls on the Run’s Council Director Emily Love.   

Teague Hatfield of FootZone said, "All of us at FootZone are excited to see the evolution of "I Like Pie.” This event is near and dear to us and we can't wait to see even more people gather on Thanksgiving Day to get moving and support both NeighborImpact AND Girls on the Run!"

Early bird registration is now open! Cost is $10.00 for adults ages 18 and over and $5.00 for youth ages 5-17. Prices will increase on November 3rd. Registration is required for all participants and pre-registration is highly encouraged. Paper registrations are available at FootZone and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend’s Downtown Club.


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About FootZone: FootZone is Central Oregon’s only locally owned and independent running and walking store. Since 1995, FootZone has been the hub of the local running community, hosting clinics, training groups, weekly runs, and a number of charitable events each year, in addition to sponsoring local races. FootZone is a full service running and walking store in downtown Bend. To learn more about FootZone, please visit

About Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls offered through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend.  Girls on the Run envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential, and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.  For more information about the programs Girls on the Run offers, please visit

Media Contacts:

Michelle Poirot                                                        Johanna Sylvester
FootZone- Marketing and Events Coordinator   Cascade Lakes Relays-COO                                  

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