OUT Central Oregon is thrilled to continue on 2019’s inaugural Bend Pride 5K Fun on Saturday June 25, 2022 in Drake Park. In association with the Central Oregon Pride Festival (Central Oregon Pride) we are excited to have you join us for this fun 5K that celebrates inclusivity and pride in our diverse community.
The out-and-back course runs along the beautiful Deschutes River and through the Old Mill District. The event starts with the Pride 5K , followed by the Drag Dash (a ‘dash’ of fun, silliness, and pride for everyone), an awards ceremony, and ends with a raffle.
Join Drag queens & kings in costume in the Drag Dash as they contend for the coveted title of Drag Dash Darling.
Proposed Schedule of Events:
Early Packet Pickup and Registration (Friday June 24th 2- 5pm @ Footzone)
8:00am – 9:20am :: Day of Registration
9:30am – 10:30am :: Pride 5k
10:30am – 10:45am :: Drag Dash/Awards
10:45am – 11:00am :: Raffle
*Bend Pride 5k Fun Run is an untimed event.
Checkout this ‘Virtual Drag Dash’ video our local Queens created for the Bend Pride 5k! *Physical by Dua Lipa* from 2020!!!
Bend Pride 5k 2019
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Happy Pride! Thank you to all of our Bend Pride 5k Sponsors.