July 22, 2017 6:10pm
Welcome to Bend’s only downtown mile! With 14,000 spectators, the Bend Classic Mile is filled with excitement, taking place in the 15 minutes between the Cascade Cycling Classic Pro 1-2 Women and Pro 1 Men Twilight Crits.
The course: one mile USATF-sanctioned (certification number OR16009LB) loop in downtown Bend, on Bond, Greenwood, Wall, Idaho, and Georgia. View the course map here. Due to the tight time frame we have between bike races, all non-elite runners must be able to complete the mile in under 9 minutes. Race officials may direct off the course anyone who does not meet this pace.
Open Registration: Online registration opens here on May 1, 2017 at 8am.
Elite Runner Registration: Please email email@example.com.
The purse: Prize purse distribution to be announced soon.
Packet Pickup: At FootZone, 842 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703, Friday, July 21 4-7 pm and Saturday, July 22 from noon to 5 pm.
Bibs and Hip Numbers: Your packet will have one bib and one hip number. The bib should be pinned to your clothing on your chest. The hip sticker should be stuck to the outside of your RIGHT HIP. Like so.
Race Day Schedule of Events: There is no access to the race course prior to the race. Due to the bicycle crit and crowds, please plan plenty of time to get to the correct side of the street prior to race start. You should be in the pre-start corral on the east side of Wall Street on the grass field across from the Downtown Bend Library by 6:00 pm (see map). Detailed race day schedule coming soon.
VIP area: The VIP area will be located in several tents along the block in front of FootZone. Your race bib gets you entry. You will also receive a wristband in your race bag that can be used for one guest entry. This is prime viewing for the crits and mile! A selection of snacks will be available.
Bag drop: Located in the VIP tent area in front of FootZone. We will have boxes for your belongings while you run. These boxes will not be monitored so valuables should perhaps be left at home.
Parking: Allow yourself plenty of time to find parking as it will be scarce and may be far from the start line. We recommend using alternate means of transportation or carpooling.
Lodging: There are several big events happening in the Bend area this weekend. We suggest that you book early. Check out Visit Bend for suggestions. If you are an elite runner in need of housing while in town for the event or if you would like to host a runner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call FootZone at 541.317.3568.
Elite runner travel: Modest travel stipends may be available. Early contact is encouraged.
Volunteers: We need you! Please email email@example.com if you’re interested in volunteering.
Questions? Contact Sarah Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-317-3568.
The Bend Classic Mile is sandwiched between two Cascade Cycling Classic downtown crits. Check out the heart-pumping action and crowd excitement of these crits in this video!
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