. Registration is open for the eighth annual Northwest Community Credit Union Haulin? Aspen, taking place Sunday, August 5. The race is anticipated to sell out by mid July.
The marathon, half marathon and seven-mile trail runs start at Miller Elementary School and wind through juniper and ponderosa pine trees in Bend?s beautiful 650-acre Shevlin Park. Racers run on some of Central Oregon?s most picturesque trails, finishing at Shevlin Park?s Aspen Meadows. Marathoners start at 7:00 a.m., half-marathoners take off at 8:30 a.m., and 7-milers compete at 9:00 a.m. Deschutes Brewery beer and baked goods from Nancy P.?s Baking Company will be available at the finish line. Early registration discounts are available for marathons and half marathon participants until July 15. To register, visit www.haulinaspen.com/registration.
Beneficiary A portion of the proceeds from the 2012 Northwest Community Credit Union Haulin? Aspen will benefit the Bend Endurance Academy, a nonprofit that provides athletic coaching, mentorship, educational experiences, and events for youth and young adults who desire to excel at endurance sports. Marathon racers who raise $150 and half-marathoners who raise $100 for Bend Endurance Academy can race for free! For details, visit www.haulinaspen.com/race-for-free.