16th Annual Grin & Bear It Run
March 3, 2018
Held the first Saturday in March and now in its 16th year, the Grin and Bear It Run attracts hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages. Participants enjoy a 1 Mile Family Fun Run plus 5K & 10K run/walk through Bend’s Old Mill District. The festivities begin and end at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, and include family-fun games and an awards ceremony at center stage.
Did you know that nearly half of the children in Central Oregon enter kindergarten with unidentified developmental concerns or health
conditions that impede their ability to learn and succeed?
All proceeds from this event will support
Healthy Beginnings screenings, which cover:
health, dental, behavior, vision, nutrition, hearing, and development
at locations scheduled throughout Central Oregon.
Schedule: The 5k & 10k run/walk begins at 10:00 am.
The 1-mile Family Fun Run begins at 11:00 am.
The Course: The 5k & 10k courses start and end at the Les Schwab Amphitheater and wind through the neighborhoods surrounding the Deschutes River and Farewell Bend. The 10k is a double loop of the 5k route.
Family Fun Run Information:
The 1 mile Family Fun Run treks through the Old Mill
District on paved, flat terrain.
Awards: Awards will be given to the fastest overall male and female, and the top three finishers in each age category for 5k & 10k runs will receive a ribbon.
Ribbons will be given to ALL participants in the Family Fun Run.
Largest corporate / team entry will receive a prize.
All participants will be eligible for prize drawings.
Although we love dogs—please leave your furry loved ones at home.
To register or become a sponsor, go to www.myhb.org or call 541.383.6357