Grin & Bear It

This annual family friendly 5/10K run takes place Saturday, March 10 at 10am at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.

The popular 1 mile fun run begins at 11am.

The Grin & Bear It Run, presented by Umpqua Bank, offers a USATF certified 5 & 10K run through the scenic Old Mill District. Start time will be 10am. Also on tap will be a one mile Family Fun Run sponsored by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates with a start time of 11am. The 5 & 10 K again will offer a very popular corporate and team component with teams (2 runners/walkers or more) qualifying for the reduced entry fee.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary, the event will include a free Family Fun Fair with booths and fun interactive games for family members and participants alike.  All races start and end at the Les Schwab Amphitheater and walkers are always welcome!  Entry forms are available on the Healthy Beginnings website . On-line registration is available on the website as well. Interested runners and walkers can also visit the FootZone, REI, Fleet Feet, or Pine Mountain Sports for entry forms or to drop off their registration.

Awards will be given to the fastest overall male and female finisher in both the 5 & 10K runs. Ribbons will be given to the top three finishers in each age category and to all participants in the Family Fun Run.  A prize will go to the largest corporate or team entry and all participants will be eligible for fantastic prize drawings during the event. Refreshments will be provided by Strictly Organic Coffee, Big O Bagels, Jamba Juice, and several other local food providers.

Last year’s event generated over $5,000 in prizes and awards and nearly $33,000 in sponsorships and run entries – dollars dedicated to supporting children and families in the community. All proceeds from this event benefit Healthy Beginnings and the free health and developmental screenings provided for local children birth through age five.

For more information about this event, to enter, sponsor or to volunteer for the race, contact Healthy Beginnings at 541.383.6357.

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