The 6th Annual
Sunday, February 12, 2017: 11:00am
Mt Bachelor Nordic Center
Bend Memorial Clinic is proud to present the 5th Annual Tour for the Heart. This annual fun 5km XC ski or snowshoe tour to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women. An individual's risk for heart disease can be lowered by over 80% by leading a healthy lifestyle -- and exercise is one of the keys to lowering that risk.
The Tour for the Heart covers a beautiful Oregon Cascades route suitable for participants of all ages and abilities (and yes, men & boys of all ages are also very welcome!).
The Tour also features music, yummy treats, and more. Costumes are encouraged, with prizes for the most creative ensembles. Participate alone or recruit your friends, coworkers and family to sign up for the Group Challenge to enjoy for a great day on the snow and qualify for extra special group gift surprises!
NEW FOR 2017!!! SKI YOUR AGE -- A brand new Tour for the Heart challenge for literally all ages of skiers this year will be the option to try and Ski Your Age in total kilometers during the Tour day. This is a fantastic way to celebrate the winter outdoors especially for more experienced adult skiers. For kids and teens it's the perfect mid-winter goal as the gentle Tour for the Heart course provides an ideal setting to rack up the kilometers! You can use the regular Tour for the Heart 5km loop and/or (for those that have a Mt Bachelor season pass or a full system day trail pass) you can combine the Tour for the Heart loop with the other Mt Bachelor Nordic Center trails. Take as long as you like and there's no set course to follow. Start early and you'll be able to join the main Tour for the Heart finishers for the fun of the post-ski festival area with plenty of refreshments. No special sign-up required, just sign up just like any other Tour participant and we'll have a posting board for names and kilometer totals when you are done!
Special thanks to all event sponsors and partners: The Center for Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care/Research; Therapeutic Associates; Mt Bachelor Nordic Center; Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; and numerous ski/snowshoe retail/industry partners. The Tour for the Heart is produced by the non-profit XC Oregon race team as a gift to the health and well-being of our community. A portion of the course is located in the Deschutes National Forest.
Net proceeds benefit the Oregon chapter of the American Heart Association.
Major Sponsorship provided by