Bend Ruff Run benefits off-leash parks


Participating people and dogs will take off in the 2nd annual Ruff Run Aug. 18 at 7am at Riverbend Park in Bend, OR.  Proceeds from 5K run/walk benefit DogPac, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding off leash recreation for dogs in the Bend area.  Since its inception, DogPac’s successes include increasing from one to seven the number of Bend-area off-leash dog parks, and creating and maintaining Oregon’s only groomed cross-country ski trail that allows dogs.  Learn more at