July 11, 2010 – Bend Bulletin – Race for the River benefits conservancy

This article was published on: 07/15/10 12:00 AM

Race for the River benefits conservancy

Published: July 11. 2010 4:00AM PST

The Deschutes River Conservancy will host Race for the River, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7.

The new event will take place on the river from Riverbend Park to the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend. Participants can compete in several categories: stand-up paddleboard, canoe, raft, kayak, open swim, corporate teams, floaties and race with your dog.

The event culminates with a festival in the plaza near the Old Mill District footbridge. The festival will include live bluegrass music, food vendors and activities.

The cost to participate in the race is $15 per person, $20 for a person and dog (Ruff Wear will give away float coats for those entering with their dogs), and $50 for corporate teams of five to six people.

This event is a fundraiser for the conservancy. The event is free to attend.

Contact: 541-382-4077, ext. 25, or www.deschutesriver.org.

— From staff reports