Friday, November 2, 2012


Yes, indeed!

I Like Pie

Thanksgiving Day will bring the 5th annual I Like Pie run and walk.  This is not a race, just a social Thanksgiving morning fun run/walk where you get a piece of pie at the end.

The Course

yumm, pie!
We leave from behind the FootZone, run down the alley, across Greenwood Ave, past the old Parks and Rec building, take a left on Portland Ave and head to the 1st Street river trail.  You can turn around wherever you like but we’ll mark 2k, 5k, 10k and if you run all the way to the green gate and back, that’s 10miles. 

The Sign Up Weekend

Get festive if you like
November 9th, 10th, and 11th we’ll host a special sign up weekend here at FootZone.  All donations to NeighborImpact this weekend will be matched up to $500 (t-shirt sales don’t count).  Plus… we’ll have the t-shirts here so you can try check them out, try them on  And… if you donate $10 or more to Neighbor Impact with your entry, you can take your shirt right then and there (instead of waiting until the day before Thanksgiving).   Obviously, you still have to buy your T-shirt on top of the donation.  Yes, these are all shameless ploys to get more cash in the hands of NeighborImpact. 

The T-Shirts

Women’s specific: we’re using the same style/cut that we have the past two years.  It’s called the Bella Favorite tee and people love this shirt, but it run’s really small.  That’s why we are staying with it because hopefully you know how it fits now and you can adjust accordingly. 
Men’s/Unisex:  we’re changing to a more normal fitting, 50/50 blend.  It’s the same shirt SuperDave has used as a volunteer shirt and we all love it (so hope you will to).  It feels great, fits great, doesn’t shrink, etc.  Not quite as soft as the ladies tee but we’re men so deal with it.
Kid’s Tee:  This one wasn’t on the flyer and is a bit under the radar but due to popular demand we will have some kids tees available in a youth small, medium, and large.  Same price as the adults and you can check them out on the sign up weekend.

Fun for the whole family!

The Cause…

Howdy, Pilgrim

Neighbor Impact gets every dollar that comes to this event other than what we have to pay for the t-shirts, porta potties, insurance, permits, supplies (forks, napkins, etc) and the $500 we contribute to the Bend High Culinary program for their help with the Pie Baking Contest.  The entry fee for this event is a donation to Neighbor Impact (we are able to cover all expenses with the t-shirt sales).  So, technically, you can participate for free if you want.  Of course we (and Neighbor Impact) would appreciate if you offered up a little donation.  Ideally, do it when you sign up.  We will also have a donation jar out there morning of.  Last year we (you) raised $5800 for NeighborImpact.

The Food Drive-

We ask every participant to bring 5 lbs of food for Neighbor Impact the morning of the event.  There will be a big truck directly behind the FootZone/Tower Theater.  Last year you brought almost 4000lbs of food.  Can we top that this year???

The Pie

We don't let this guy come any more (kidding).
choosing can be tough
no shortage of pie
Please consider bringing a pie to help feed the masses and possibly enter it in the pie baking contest.  You get to choose whether or not your pie is judged.  Sweet Home Alamode is taking over the Pie Baking Contest along with the Bend High Culinary Program.  They will break the pies up into categories and quickly pick a winner from each (that person gets a FZ gift certificate).  When you get back from your jaunt, we’ll have a piece of pie waiting for you! 

the man, the myth

Thanks to SuperDave

I Like Pie was SuperDave’s brain child.  Dave has good ideas and we’re thankful for them (and him).  Let’s face it, we didn’t really have anything going on Thanksgiving morning anyway;-)  Thanks SD.

Other Thanksgiving Day Runs

When I Like Pie started, it was the only Thanksgiving Day gig in town.  Now there are a few others and contrary to what many believe, we applaud that!  ILP isn’t for everyone and options are always good.  If you are looking for something else, we strongly encourage you to do the GBCCO Turkey Trot.  It’s down in the Old Mill and a great benefit for Girls on the Run and the Boys and Girls Club.   Another great option is the Black Butte Turkey Trot.

Wanna Help??

Email and I’ll find a place for you.

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