COVID-19 Response and Reopening

25th Annual Jungle Run

Friday, 7/24/2020 from 8 a.m. to 7/25/2020 at 5 p.m.


COCC sends 25th Jungle Run into uncharted terrain

The 25th annual “Jungle Run” at Central Oregon Community College (COCC), typically a four-mile fun run staged on the muddied-up trails around the Bend campus, will instead cover uncharted terrain this year due to COVID-19. Run virtually, this year’s event will be held July 24-25, with racers running and walking their own trail route separately and reporting their miles post-race. The highest total mileage covered over either or both days combined will be the winner. Visit and search for “sports at home” to register.

“After the success of our remote ‘Storm The Stairs,’ in which we totaled 9,000 stairs and 100 miles, we decided to hold the Jungle Run as our second remote race this summer,” said Joshua Motenko, assistant director of COCC’s club and intramural sports. Motenko encourages runners to “find some creative features, like a log crossing, steep ascent or muddy area, and send a photo of it so we can keep those Jungle Run traditions alive.” A post-race survey will allow for runners to upload photos of their own individual racecourse.

The college is currently participating in a nationwide exercise challenge, the 2020 Recreation Movement, led by the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, and is ranked sixth among over 100 colleges and universities.

The college’s sports department reminds racers that COCC’s campuses are closed and to remember to practice social distancing and to respect any signs and rules that are displayed in the area in which they are running.

For more information, contact Joshua Motenko, assistant director of COCC’s club and intramural sports, at or 541-383-7794.