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PacificSource Health Plans Donates 50 Free Youth Entries to the Deschutes Splash and Dash Race in Bend

(Springfield, Ore.) July 7, 2017— PacificSource Health Plans is donating 50 free entries to the Deschutes Splash and Dash kid’s race, held Saturday, July 15 in Bend, Oregon. The Deschutes Splash and Dash is part of the Kids Rock the Races series held throughout 2017. 

To receive a free entry to the Deschutes Splash and Dash, parents need to enter the promotional code “PSSplashandDash” when registering their child at The first 50 registrants to use the code will have their race fee waived. 

Deschutes Splash and Dash participants (ages 3-10) will begin the race with a dash through pools of water and continue through a sea of tires, a slide under a moat, a traverse along a misty balance beam and a final climb up the monkey bars to the water slide finish. Older kids get to find their stride with a short run out to the river and back before sliding down the water finale.

Races begin at Noon with an award ceremony immediately following each distance and age group. The age and start time breakdown for each race is as follows:

  • Noon: age 3-4
  • 12:15: age 5-7
  • 12:30: age 8-10

“Community races are a great way to combine fun and fitness, and we believe all children should have the opportunity to participate,” said Kate Wells, director of wellness and community health strategy for PacificSource. “PacificSource is all about improving the health of our communities, so we’re happy to support local events that get youngsters moving.” 

Additional upcoming Kids Rock the Races events include: 

  • Balloon Blast Kids Race (Balloons Over Bend), July 29 — promo code: PSBalloonBlast
  • Bend Fall Festival, Oct. 7 — promo code: PSFallFest

Please note: all dates are subject to change.

About PacificSource Health Plans 

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, regional, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Springfield with local offices throughout Oregon, and in Idaho and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 900 people, serves more than 300,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. For more information visit