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PacificSource Health Plans Donates 50 Free Youth Entries to the “Little Hopper Root Beer Run” in Bend

(Springfield, Ore.) June 20, 2017— PacificSource Health Plans is donating 50 free entries to the Bite of Bend’s Little Hopper Root Beer Run held Saturday, June 24. The Little Hopper Root Beer Run is part of the Kids Rock the Races series held throughout 2017. 

Little Hopper Root Beer Run participants (ages 3-10) will run the course while building the key components of their root beer float, concluding with a refreshing and thirst-quenching root beer and frozen yogurt finish. The course will be held at Troy Field, located on Bond and Louisiana streets, one block south of the Bite. 

To receive a free entry to the Little Hopper Root Beer Run, parents need to enter the promotional code “PSRootBeerRun” when registering their child at /38628953 /the-little-hopper-root-beer-run. The first 50 registrants to use the code will have their race fee waived. 

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: 

  • Deschutes Splash and Dash, July 15 — promo code: PSSplashandDash
  • 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