Heaven Can Wait Walk/Run 5K 20th Anniversary

in United States at Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd

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About The Event

St. Charles Foundation's annual 20th Anniversary Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run for breast cancer has grown to become one of the largest 5K races in Central Oregon.

Each year on National Cancer Survivors Day, the first Sunday in June, Heaven Can Wait 5K draws thousands to Bend's Drake Park with a shared mission to raise funds for Sara's Project, a fund of St. Charles Foundation. Sara's Project provides education, early detection and support services to ease the challenges of breast cancer for people in Central and Eastern Oregon.

Heaven Can Wait was founded in 2000 by Charlene Levesque, a breast cancer survivor. Charlene's diagnosis prompted Central Oregon Running Klub (CORK) to begin formulating the idea of a women's event that would promote early detection of cancer and encourage a healthy active lifestyle.

Your participation in Heaven Can Wait:
* Raises funds for Sara's Project.
* Educates the community about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
* Encourages community members to walk or run for their health.
* Brings the community together in a celebration of life

Registration Fees and Important Dates

Entry Fee received by 4/5, $25
Entry Fee from 4/6-5/29, $30 (on-line registration closes at Midnight PST AND in-person registration closes at the FootZone & Cancer Center @ 4pm on 5/29 )
Entry Fee on 5/30, $30 (Must register in person at St. Charles Foundation ONLY, between 8am-4pm PST - 2000 NE Neff Rd, Bend, OR / 541.706.6996)
Entry Fee on 6/1, $35 (Must register in person at FootZone between 10am-6pm)
Entry Fee on 6/2, $40 (Must register in person at Drake Park between 7:30am-8:30am)

Packet Pickup

Bib numbers and t-shirts can be picked up Saturday, June 1, 10am-6pm at FootZone, 842 Wall Street in downtown Bend.


This event is open to all skills and abilities. The course is 5K (3.1 miles) starting and finishing in Bend's beautiful Drake Park. The course takes you south toward the historic Old Mill District and Mill Point Business Park, winds back through McKay Park and residential neighborhoods and returns to Drake Park where festivities and the finish line await. The route is mostly flat with hills on Columbia and Shevlin-Hixon. The course will be well marked. Aid stations will offer water, and volunteers along the course will encourage and help direct participants.

Team Information

5K teams can be created/joined on step 2 of the registration process.

Team captains can click here to view a list of their team members.

Interested in volunteering?

To explore volunteer opportunities, click here.


For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.

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