Lonza Vulture Venture

  • 06.16.18
    8:00 am - 10:00 am

Lonza Vulture Venture
5K Trail Run/Walk & Kids’ Dash

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Race Results


Click here for sponsorship information or call 541-382-4754 ext. 365.

The High Desert Museum is excited to host our annual Lonza Vulture Venture 5K Trail/Walk and Kids’ Dash on Saturday, June 16, 2018. 5K participants will experience a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Museum on a course made primarily of dirt roads and trails. Following the race, guests will enjoy a post-event celebration with music, food, beverages (including Blooky Mary’s) and interactions with living history characters. Museum admission on race day will be included with registration. Wildlife and pioneer costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded. For additional information, contact Heather Vihstadt, Director of Development, at 541-382-7454 ext. 248 or contact us.

Awards will be issued to the top three overall male and female finishers in each age bracket: under 8, 8-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. All finishers will receive a head band and pint glass.

5K: Start at 8:00 am, Kids’ Dash: Start at 8:45 am

Packet Pick-up Friday, June 15
FootZone Bend, 842 NW Wall St.
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The post-run celebration also includes a Lonza-Bend tent with STEM activities and demonstrations that cover the following scientific principles:

Phases of matter — transitions between solid, liquid and gas will be aided by liquid Nitrogen.
Non-Newtonian fluids — a fluid with variable viscosity under stress is demonstrated with Oobleck on a speaker.
Vortexes — smoke ring cannons display how a fluid can rotate around an axis.
Microscopy — participants can test their skills by guessing the source of highly magnified images.

Early bird (through May 4, 2018) registration: Members $20, non-members $25, youth (8-12) $15.

May 5-June 15 registration: members $25, non-members $30, youth (8-12) $20.

Kids’ Dash (ages 10 and younger): $5

Race T-shirt: $15


Presented by:

Made possible by:

US Bank

With support from:

Bigfoot Beverages, Bluefish Dental, Combined Communications (101.7 & KBND), Crater Lake Spirits, EartH2O, Eberhard’s Dairy, FootZone, Red Bee Press, The Brace Place, The Zebra and Whole Foods.

Thank you!


Venue Phone: 541-382-4754

59800 South Highway 97, Bend, Oregon, 97702, United States