This is a No-Host Event.
Please Note: It is important that you pre-register for this event at www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/100153 . If you have signed up for this event, but cannot come, PLEASE UN-RSVP on this website so that we are not expecting you to be there. Thanks very much!
DogPAC Solstice Run/Walk, Saturday, June 21
Join us for this late afternoon / evening off-leash fun in the forest!
Download DogPAC's "Run/Walk Event Guide" for detailed information here:
Packet pick-up: Packet pick-up is 4 to 7 pm on Friday, June 20, at FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. You can also do packet pick-up at the event, starting at 3:30 pm.
This is a low-key, low-waste event with no swag bags. At packet pick-up, you'll receive your "race bib" and safety pins, as well as registration prizes (early registrants, random prizes, etc.).
Driving Directions: The Solstice Run will start and finish in the sno-play area of Wanoga Sno-park. Follow Century Drive / Cascade Lakes Highway from Bend toward Mt. Bachelor. Pass milepost 14 and Meissner Sno-park. Turn left into Wanoga Sno-park (it is signed). Upon entering Wanoga, stay to the left and park in the Wanoga Sno-play area. We'll have signs to direct you once you enter the Wanoga Sno-park.
The 9k starts at 4:30 pm and the 5k at 5:15 pm, with post-race burgers and beer for all participants. The route will include a combination of double track (unused dirt roads) and single track (trails).
More about DogPAC from their web site:
DogPAC is a community volunteer organization that does a combination of advocacy (many hours in meetings) and on-the-ground enhancement for off-leash recreation (many hours in the forest and parks).
We provide information and promote responsible dog guardianship, especially relating to off-leash recreation.
We adopted and maintain the Deschutes River Trail and broader Good Dog! area between Entrada Lodge and Meadow Camp.
We created, maintain, and groom Central Oregon's only groomed ski and snowshoe trails that allow dogs.
We provide poop bags and empty "poop trash" at Good Dog!, the Wanoga winter trail, and the Phil's Trail parking area.
We catalyzed the relaxation of summer trail restrictions in the national forest (Deschutes River Trail and wilderness).
We catalyzed the Bend Park and Recreation District's expansion from 1 OLA to 7 in 2009; the Oregon Recreation and Park Association recognized our collaboaration with BPRD via the 2009 Volunteer Service Award.
We work to sustain and expand forest and park off-leash access.