Walks & Runs

Deschutes Dash and Splash & Dash

The ninth annual Deschutes Dash is on Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14. Watch swimmers, cyclists and runners from one of the many fantastic vantage points — the footbridges that cross the river, the paths along the river bank or one of the fabulous restaurants in the Old Mill District. Events include an Olympic Triathlon and a Sprint Distance Duathlon, a 5K and 10K run, a Youth Triathlon (ages 11-15) and Junior Category (16-19) triathlon/duathlon. 

The Kids Splash & Dash on Saturday is an event that’s all-out fun for the kids with an athletic obstacle course, water slide and pools for children ages 3-10 years old. The race begins with a climb up inflatable stairs, down a big slide and into a pool of water!

Kids Rock the Race

New this year is a Kids Rock the Races passport program.  At each of the five races, kids will have the opportunity to earn prizes for participation. The remaining races are: Little Hopper Obstacle Challenge on June 29-30, Kids Splash & Dash on July 14 and Balloons Blast Kids Race on July 21.

Kids receive their passport and stamp after each race at the information booth. Prizes will be awarded for kids entering a minimum of two races.

Visit Lay It Out Events for more information and to register for each race. Fees vary by race and a portion of proceeds go to local charities.