If you’ve run more than a race or two in Bend, chances are you’ve experienced the work of Dave Thomason. And chances are, you’d know him as SuperDave.

Flexing his superpower — a unique ability organize races with a fun, low-key vibe that keeps people coming back for more — he is the logistical force behind some of the region’s most iconic races. With his wife, Carisa, an elementary school physical education teacher, the power (running) couple has arguably done as much as any other to keep both young and old in Central Oregon fit and active.

Born in Eugene, Thomason, 42, moved to Bend after high school to study at Central Oregon Community College and to ski at Mt. Bachelor.
— The Bulletin
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