2015 Heaven Can Wait 5K Walk/Run


Event Date

Sun, Jun 7, 2015


Bend, OR


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Timed Walk/Run 5K - Timed Individual

$25 $30 Closed

Untimed Walk/Run 5K - Untimed Individual

$25 $35 Closed

About This Activity

16th Annual Heaven Can Wait 5K Walk/Run

Heaven Can Wait, a 5K walk/run that supports cancer research, education, outreach and survivorship in Bend, Ore.  Each year, Heaven Can Wait, a 5K walk/run that supports cancer research, education, outreach and survivorship in Bend, Ore., brings more than 4,000 cancer patients, survivors, family and friends together in an event that is fun, inspiring and emotional.

The race, which starts and ends at Drake Park in downtown Bend with sections winding along the scenic Deschutes River, is attractive to both novices and world-class athletes. This year we are using a temporary new course due to construction project on the Colorado Street Bridge. This course will not be certified and it is longer then a 5K, approx. 3.5 miles.  The course will be well marked. Aid stations will offer water and volunteers along the course will encourage, cheer and help direct participants. There is no charge for children age 6 and under to participate.

Race Entry Fees:

$25.00- February 12- May 14th

$30.00- May 15-June 4th- On line registration will close at 7:00PM

$35.00- June 6th- On site at Packet Pick up at Footzone

$40.00- June 7th- On-site Race Day at Drake Park

Honor cancer survivors in our community with festivities at the finish line including music, food, massages and exhibitor booths offering cancer prevention information, free mammogram sign-ups for eligible women and information on local programs and services. Bring your family and friends to join in the celebration.

Please leave your pets at home. Pets will not be allowed on the course or in Drake Park during the event. Bend ORS 7.40.060

Participants who plan to take young children with them are asked to walk, rather than run, with strollers. Please do not bring any other wheeled devices, including skates and bicycles, onto the course. Wheelchairs, assistive mobility equipment, and service animals are excluded from this policy.

Team Information:

To register as a team, please designate one person as the team captain and have them create the team on line when they register. Once the team is created, each team member should register individually and list the team name while registering.

To add yourself to a team after registering, please log in your active.com account and you will be able to add yourself to a team. If you don’t have an account, refer to your email confirmation for instructions.  For more information regarding teams please email: Darcyann2014@gmail.com.

Please note registration and packet pick up is organized by individual participant name only. If you wish to pick up race bibs for your team, please contact Darcy in advance and we can have your race bibs pulled and shirts pulled in advance for one person to pick up.

Race T-Shirts: Cotton race shirts are available again this year for $10.00 and will feature the 2015 Heaven Can Wait Design.  Shirts will be available in Women’s and Uni-sex sizing.


If you wish to volunteer for Heaven Can Wait, please contact sueb@bendparksandrec.org or register on line (coming soon).

Thank you for helping to ensure that all participants have a safe and enjoyable experience during the Heaven Can Wait event.

Event details and schedule

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

10:00AM- 6:00PM- Packet pick up at Footzone Bend, 842 Wall Street

Sunday, June 7th,  2015- Event Day Schedule

7:30AM-8:30AM- Late registration

8:30AM- Gather for race/warm up/welcome

9:00AM- Race starts

10:30AM- Survivor picture at Finish

10:45AM- Awards

Please note this year we have a new temporary course due to the Colorado Street Bridge construction project.  The course is longer, approx 3.5 miles and is not a certified course this year.

Please leave your dog at home, No dogs are allowed at Community Events, Bend ORD. 7.40.060

Arrive early and allow time for parking, the race will start promptly at 9AM.

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