Races

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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 - 10:00am October 9, 2022

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 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:  https://www.beatbeethoven5k.com.

Turkey Trot & Toddler Trot 5k (2023 Date TBD)

Turkey Trot 2021Toddler Trot will involve two races: 3 years old and younger, and 5 years old and younger. Both are FREE.

FREE FOR ALL COCC STUDENTS.  Cost for community members is $15 (plus online processing fees), or $20 cash or check in person during race day registration.  We encourage participants to register online in advance.

All proceeds from the Turkey Trot will go to the COCC Foundation, which provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students and fiscal support for college programs.


Jungle Run - 5:30pm May 11, 2023

Storm The Stairs

The 27th Annual COCC Jungle Run/Walk offers participants either a 4-mile trail run/walk or a 2-mile trail run.  The race course is fun, challenging, and includes single track trails, mud bogs, several steep ascents and descents, and other obstacles. Keep your eye out for fake snakes along the course and win a prize if you pick one up - don't pick up any real snakes. There will be food and a prize drawing following the race, as we love giving prizes!

FREE FOR ALL COCC STUDENTS. Cost for community members is $15 (plus online processing fees), or $20 cash or check in person during race day registration.  We encourage participants to register online in advance.


Storm the Stairs Storm the Stairs - 5:30pm May 18, 2023

The 27th Annual COCC Storm the Stairs run is a 2-mile 465-stair run/walk that takes participants all over campus including through buildings. The event is both fun and challenging for all skill levels, and a great way to enjoy COCC's amazing campus views. There will be food and a prize drawing following the race, as we love giving prizes!

FREE FOR ALL COCC STUDENTS. Cost for community members is $15 (plus online processing fees), or $20 cash or check in person during race day registration.  We encourage participants to register online in advance.