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Beginning in Winter 2022, the Tour for the Heart is now being re-imagined as the Family Winter Fun Tour. Our emphasis will remain on winter seasons filled with healthy and fit activities and lifestyles. We are just expanding things beyond women's heart health to the whole family and literally everything that keeps us healthy! This webpage will slowly change the "branding" messages in coming weeks -- but the overall event will not be any different than past years. Registration should hopefully open by mid-December 2021.
Sunday, February 13, 2022: 11:00am
Mt Bachelor Nordic Center
Come get Wintergized for family health & fitness!
The Center is proud to present the annual Tour for the Heart -- a fun 5km XC ski or snowshoe tour to raise awareness and research funds for battling women's heart disease.
The Tour for the Heart covers a beautiful and gentle Oregon Cascades 5km route suitable for participants of all ages and abilities (and yes, men & boys of all ages are very welcome to join us!).
The Tour is a big party on snow for all ages and abilities featuring music, yummy treats, and costumes are encouraged, with prizes for the most creative ensembles.
Recruit your friends, coworkers and family to sign up for the Group Challenge to enjoy for a great day on the snow and qualify for extra special group gift surprises!
Want more Tour fun? Take the SKI YOUR AGE CHALLENGE!!! -- This is great way to make the Tour for the Heart even more fun for all ages of skiers. Select from the easiest option (ski your age in minutes) or go for the ultimate challenge in skiing your age in total kilometers during one Tour day.
Kids love going for Ski Your Age in either kilometers or minutes. But with the option to Ski Your Age in Minutes -- parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. all have a realistic challenge which is a great incentive for the whole family to get winter exercise together!
XC Oregon will provide a special reward for anyone registered for the Tour that completes the Ski Your Age minutes challenge. For anyone that does the ultimate challenge in actually skiing your age in years -- we have super special rewards!
Looping around the gentle Tour for the Heart course provides an ideal setting to rack up the minutes or kilometers! For those with a Mt Bachelor season pass (or by purchasing a full day trail pass) you can combine the Tour for the Heart loop with the other Mt Bachelor Nordic Center trails. Take as long as you like to Ski Your Age and there's no set course to follow. Start early and once done you'll be able to join the main Tour for the Heart finishers for the fun of the post-ski festival area with plenty of refreshments. No special sign-up required, just sign up just like any other Tour participant and we'll have a special rewards and posting board for names and minutes/kilometers totals when you are done!
Special thanks to all event sponsors and partners: The Center for Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care/Research; Mt Bachelor Nordic Center; Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; Therapeutic Associates, Mt Bachelor Nordic Center, and numerous ski/snowshoe retail/industry partners. The Tour for the Heart is produced by the non-profit XC Oregon race team as a gift to the health and well-being of our community. A portion of the course is located in the Deschutes National Forest.
Net proceeds benefit the Oregon chapter of the American Heart Association.