Deschutes Recovery Center (DRC) in Bend, Oregon recently formed two teams of six individuals each — some from DRC and others from their Residential Treatment Homes (including a resident and an administrator), to participate in Bend’s famous Pole, Pedal, Paddle Race. The relay race begins at the top of Mt. Bachelor with an alpine downhill ski, followed by a cross country ski, a bike ride from the mountain into town, then a five-mile run, and a canoe route in the river, ending with a sprint to the finish line!
Each participant completed one leg of the race and handed off to their teammate at the next event. This race is a staple in the community and exemplifies the active lifestyle and community-oriented attitude of the region.
Everyone had such a great time, DRC is already planning to participate again next year and every year after!