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COCC hosts several popular running race events each year that draw participants from surrounding areas to campus, and have had a strong tradition in the Bend community for over 25 years..  They can be competitive or recreational, depending on your interest level.

Beat Beethoven 5k - October 11, 2021

COCC Sports helps to set-up for the Central Oregon Symphony Orchestra's Beat Beethoven 5k Fun Run/Walk, starting at 10:00am on the COCC campus track. The 1 Mile run/walk race will start a few minutes after the 5k has begun.

Besides having fun and supporting the Central Oregon Symphony, the goal of the race is to finish before Beethoven’s famous 5th Symphony finishes – approximately 33 minutes.  For more information go to:

Turkey Trot - November 13, 2021

FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS. $10 for all other entrants.  The 22nd Annual COCC Run/Walk starts on the COCC Track.  Day-of-race registration will take place in Mazama Gym from 9:00 - 9:45 A.M.  All proceeds from the Turkey Trot will go to the COCC Foundation, which provides financial assistance to students and fiscal support for college programs.


Jungle Run/Walk - May 19, 2022

FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS. $10 for all other entrants.  The 26th Annual COCC Jungle Run/Walk offers participants either a 4-mile trail run or a 2-mile trail run or walk. The race course is fun, challenging, and includes single track trails, mud bogs, several steep ascents and descents, and numerous log crossings. There will be a prize drawing following the race.  Keep your eye out for fake snakes along the course and win a prize if you pick one up!

Storm the Stairs - June 2, 2022

FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS. $10 for all other entrants.  The 26th Annual COCC Storm the Stairs is a 2-mile 465-stair run/walk that takes participants all over campus. The event is both fun and challenging for all skill levels, and a great way to enjoy COCC's amazing campus. Following the race the COCC Sports and Recreation Department will hold a barbecue for all entrants along with a prize drawing for all participants.