Tour for the Heart on Sunday

On Sunday, the second annual Tour for the Heart — a 5k cross-country ski or snowshoe event at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center — will raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women.

The event is presented by Heart Center Cardiology and St. Charles Health System. The Tour for the Heart covers a route not typically groomed for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, according to the event’s website. The event will also feature clinics and treats. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes; prizes will be awarded. Participants can ski/snowshoe solo or partake in the group challenge. Skiers start at 11 a.m., followed shortly by snowshoers.

Registration costs $25 and is available online through Friday. On Saturday, register from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Sports in Bend. Day-of-event registration is available at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center. Proceeds support the Oregon chapter of the American Heart Association.

Contact: www.tour fortheheart.org or jd@xcoregon.org.

— From staff reports