National championship event to take place at River’s Edge Golf Course December 14, 2013

Bend, Oregon Hosts 2013 Usa Track & Field Club Cross Country National Championships

December 5, 2013


Tawna Fenske, Visit Bend, 541-382-8048,
Kevney Dugan, Visit Bend, 541-382-8048,

(BEND, Ore.)—Crosscountry runners from around the U.S.—includingseveral Olympic athletes—are lacing their running shoes in anticipation of theUSA Track and Field Club Cross Country National Championships in Bend next Saturday.

Thenational championship event will take place Saturday, December 14, 2013 at River’sEdge Golf Course. The racing schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.                    Community4k (open to the public!)

9:45 a.m.               Masterswomen’s 6k national championship

10:45 a.m.              Mastersmen’s 6k national championship

12 p.m.                  Openwomen’s 6k national championship

12:45 p.m.             Openmen’s 6k national championship

Bend residents should be alert forrunners and increased traffic near River’s Edge Golf Course on Saturday.They’re also encouraged to participate in the kickoff communitywide 4k event inthe morning. For more information about the Cross Country NationalChampionships, check

“Hostingthis event is in line with Visit Bend’s mission to bring visitors to the areaduring slower, shoulder seasons,” explained Visit Bend Director of Sales &Sport Development Kevney Dugan. “Not only does it boost our economy during therace itself, but introduces our amazing city to a new group of people who mayeventually choose to spend their vacations here.”

About Visit Bend:

Visit Bend is a non-membership, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to promoting tourism on behalf of the City of Bend. We’re a leading provider of information on Bend,Oregon hotels, restaurants, activities, and Oregon vacation planning. To learn more or to order a complimentary Official Visitor Guide to Bend, contact Visit Bend at 1-800-949-6086 or visit