Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival opens registration Monday October 7th at 9am
October 4, 2019
Sunriver, OR – This is the premier destination event for athletes and families in the Northwest! Each year in late June nearly 20,000 people including athletes, volunteers, spectators and vendors from all over the country and across the world converge on beautiful Central Oregon in the town of Sunriver to take part in the Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival’s 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aqua Bike events, the Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, 28K Trail Run, 50K Trail Run, 2 Bike Tours and 3 kids’ races. Thousands of athletes will participate in this EPIC event and many make this an annual tradition to launch into summer break and spend the whole week enjoying Central Oregon making it a RACEcation that families look forward to every year!
Set your alarms – Registration opens Monday October 7th at 9am. For more information, details and registration go to https://whyracingevents.com/pacific-crest-endurance/
This year marks the 24th anniversary for this event in Sunriver. As the crown jewel of triathlons, the Pacific Crest 72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon has become a destination race for pros and other athletes from around the world! Triathletes who have competed have said that this is one of the most scenic, challenging and exciting courses they have raced. Top pros in the sport will be in attendance battling it out for the nearly $5000 Prize Purse.
USAT QUALIFIER: Athletes competing in the Pacific Crest Triathlon distances race for points, regional and national rankings and the opportunity to qualify for Nationals. The competition is fierce at Pacific Crest and attracts the most fit, fast and powerful!
FUNDRAISING – The Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival benefits various non-profits from the community including Care for Kids, local cross-country, lacrosse, wrestling and soccer clubs, PEO groups, churches and more. Team in Training will be racing Pacific Crest while raising a goal of $1 million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
For dedicated runners, the challenging Pacific Crest Half-Marathon & Marathon are also picturesque and take place in the surrounding Sunriver areas. The courses wind through the forest and along open meadows and the shimmering Deschutes River, with views of Mt Bachelor. The 5K & 10K Run/Walks were added to provide an opportunity for everyone in the family to have an event to participate in during the Pacific Crest Weekend. These runs alone attract 2000 athletes!
28K & 50K Trail Runs starting at Wanoga Snow Park and finishing in SR Village. 50K runners will tackle 1800 feet of elevation with a significant amount of descent into Sunriver Village and a fast and flat finish. Athletes will travel along a variety of trails including single track, dirt roads and paved trails through the forest and will be required to run over boulders, rocks, trees, branches and other obstacles. For athletes who like DIRT, this is the event for them! If 50K is a little too much to tackle, the 28K will offer the same beautiful scenery and only 688 feet of elevation gain with a fast finish into the village.
Tour de Crest, offers a non-competitive cycling tour perfect for friends and family or any athletes who want to shake out their legs and see parts of the course prior to race day. There are two long bike rides that take place along the very same roads that the professional athletes will travel. It’s a great way for families (able to do long rides of 26 or 55 miles) to take in the amazing scenery and have a great time together. NOTE: The roads used are very well-maintained with little traffic. The courses are moderate intensity and do not include any ultra-steep grades, and the scenery is fantastic, however, these routes are not kid-friendly because of the distance and it is not a closed course.
There is also a Kid’s Splash Pedal-n-Dash for kids ages 12 & under. Staged at the SHARC Rec/Pool Center, and within walking distance from the Athletes Village, kids start the Splash at the SHARC Amphitheater by running through water obstacles. They are then directed to their bikes and are directed out on the run path along Abbot Drive, toward the finish at the Official Finish Line in Athletes Village. Over 600 kids participate in our Kids events with proceeds from all Kids’ events going to the Three Rivers Care for Kids Foundation which benefits 500+ local children through support of afterschool programs, education enrichment, field trips, science fairs and more.
Pacific Crest includes a Sports & Fitness Expo, kids events, Live Sunset Concert on Friday and Saturday nights open to the community, food booths, plenty of vendors, a Deschutes Brewery beer garden and of course the beautiful scenery surrounding Sunriver, Oregon.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: “We work with 800 volunteers over the weekend” says Sherri McMillan, Event Director for Pacific Crest. “If there are any groups, clubs, schools, non-profits that need to raise funds for their program, please contact [email protected] to receive all details.
GENERAL EVENT SCHEDULE
FRIDAY JUNE 19th
- 28K & 50K Trail Run – starts at 7am at Wanoga Snow Park
- Tour de Crest Bike Tours start at 7:30am at SHARC
- Kid’s Splash Pedal-n-Dash for kids ages 12 & under – 4pm start at SHARC
- Fitness Expo in Sunriver Village from 10am-7pm
- FREE SUNSET CONCERT – Live Concert and Dance Party Friday night at 7-10pm at Village Bar and Grill. The general public is welcome.
SATURDAY JUNE 20th
- 3 BEASTMAN Triathlon, Duathlon & Aqua Bike starting at 8am at Wickiup
- Marathon & Half-Marathon starting at 7am in Sunriver Village
- Fitness Expo in Sunriver Village from 9am-6pm
- FREE SUNSET CONCERT – Sunset Concert at 6-9pm at Village Bar and Grill. The general public is welcome.
SUNDAY JUNE 21st
- Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & Aqua Bike starting at 8am at Wickiup
- 5K & 10K Run/Walks starting at 8:30/8:45am at Sunriver Village
- Kids Dashes (1-mile & 1/2-mile) starting at 8am at Sunriver Village
- Fitness Expo in Sunriver Village from 8am-1pm
Set your Alarm. Registration opens Monday October 7th at 9am at https://whyracingevents.com/pacific-crest-endurance/
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The Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival is a production of Why Racing Events, Inc.