Community Support

The Bend Endurance Academy is 2.5 years old this month. As a new organization, we are pleased that a handful of key people in our community have looked to us as an organization that:

1) is deserving of charitable funds and

2) can provide motivated, reliable volunteers & resources

Amanda Atwill is one of these key philanthropic Bendites.  Amanda founded the Bend Don’t Brake Road Race in 2010 and serves as the event’s Race Director, Web Designer, and Race Promoter. The Academy’s Cycling Director, Bill Warburton served as Chief of Course and Brenna Warburton served as Volunteer Coordinator for the event. 15 Academy families  volunteered their time during the day of the race to ensure the event was safe and enjoyable for everyone. Proceeds from the Bend Don’t Brake were divided between the Leia Tyrrell Recovery Fund and the Bend Endurance Academy.

Other symbiotic partnerships include:

Bend Bicycle Film Festival

  • Benefits Central Oregon Trail Alliance and Bend Endurance Academy

With My Own Two Wheels

  • Benefits World Bicycle Relief and Bend Endurance Academy

Black Butte Ranch July 4 Fun Run

  • Bend Endurance Academy facilitates the race

Haulin’ Aspen Marathon/Half Marathon

  • Bend Endurance Academy organizes the aid station sponsors

Bend WinterFest- Nordic SprinterFest

  • The Academy produces this action packed Nordic race.

Tour de Meissner

  • The Academy helps organize and present this community ski race at Meissner.

If you are interested in establishing a partnership, please contact the Academy’s Executive Director, Ben Husaby at 541.480.4563 or email ben ‘at’