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Solstice Run/Walk at Wanoga - Pooches Welcome!

  • Jun 21, 2014 · 4:30 PM
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                                    This is  a No-Host Event.

Please Note:  It is important that you pre-register for this event at . 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:!events/c21kz  

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful event! Thanks everyone for keeping an eye on Daisy who preferred the pack up ahead of her mother! Looking forward to the full moon hike, with Daisy and my camera.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • susan r.

    Lovely event and hiking locale...good friends, food and wonderful weather. Thanks DogPac!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Susan B. R.

    This was a fantastic event-The snow park without snow, dogs, burgers and a great workout to support DogPac with our canine friends.

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • Mark D.

    DogPAC put on a really fun event for active people who love getting out in nature with their canine companions. Following the race all participants were treated to yummy hamburgers & local beer. Great job, DogPAC. Thanks a lot!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just registered for this now. I'm happy to bring extra burgers if you want!

    June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, If you are planning to participate in the Solstice Fun Run Saturday the 21, I would love for you to pre register because I have to buy the food and would love to know how many burgers to get. I don't want anyone to go hungry. DogPAC Jan

    2 · June 14, 2014

  • Mylum O.

    Do we have to registered online too? Or is this a form of registration (this meetup page)? Thanks.

    May 15, 2014

    • Mark D.

      This is a fundraiser for DogPAC. In order to participate you must register online and pay the $20 registration fee online .

      1 · May 15, 2014

    • Marlena

      Yes, register online. Click on the first blue link above and fill out the form. There is a $20 registration fee and a waiver to sign. During the run/walk your dog needs to be off-leash. The second blue link will take you to more information about this event.

      3 · May 15, 2014

  • Mylum O.

    Sounds fun for me and Maya! But I WILL need to carpool with someone to come and pick me up at my house since I am not allow to drive at nights!

    May 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Mylum... I just decided to go to this event, and noticed you need a ride. I will be happy to give you and Maya a lift if you still need it. My phone # is[masked]

      May 8, 2014

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