The Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival Returns to Sunriver for It’s 20th Anniversary

April 26, 2016

Sunriver, OR – Each year, during the last weekend in June, thousands of multi-sport athletes from across the country converge on the beautiful town of Sunriver, OR. This festival will feature 18 different events including Triathlon, Duathlon and AquaBike events, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K runs, two bike tours, and kids races. This is the premier destination event for more than 4,000 athletes and athletic families, making it the largest sporting event in Central Oregon and the ultimate multi-sport event in the West!

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As the crown jewel of long course triathlons, the Pacific Crest Weekend Sport Festival Long Course 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 in the Long Course, Olympic and Ultra Sprint events.

For dedicated runners the challenging Pacific Crest Half-Marathon and Marathon are also picturesque and take place in the surrounding Sunriver areas. The course winds through forest and along open meadows and the shimmering Deschutes River with views of Mt Bachelor.

The 5K and 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 events along attract 2000 athletes!

The Tour de Crest is perfect for friends and familes.  It consists of two long bike rides that take place along the very same roads that the professional athletes will travel. It is 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 routes chosen are also moderate in that they do not include any ultra-steep grades and the scenery is fantastic.

Multiple Central Oregon high school sports groups and non-profit organizations benefit from donations made via this event. Proceeds from the kids’ events go 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. Various other local schools, clubs, and non-profits also raise funds by volunteering for the events.

GENERAL EVENT SCHEDULE- June 24th-26th

FRIDAY, JUNE 24th

  • Tour de Crest Bike Tours
  • Kid’s Splash Pedal-n-Dash for kids ages 12 & under – 4pm start
  • Fitness Expo & Hit Machine Dance Party Friday night at Village Bar and Grill

SATURDAY, JUNE 25th

  • Long Course Triathlon, Duathlon & Aqua Bike
  • Marathon
  • Half-Marathon
  • Fitness Expo & Hit Machine Dance Party Friday night at Village Bar and Grill

SUNDAY, JUNE 26th

  • Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & Aqua Bike
  • Ultra Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aqua Bike
  • 5K & 10K Run/Walks
  • Kids Dashes (1-mile & 1/2-mile)
  • Fitness Expo

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Note:  Volunteers are welcome!  Please email volunteer@whyracingevents.com if you would like front row seats to all the action!

 

Contact

Marketing and Partnerships Directors-
Juniper Fitzwilson at juniper@whyracingevents.com or
Jaime Miller at jaime@whyracingevents.com

For more information, directions, registration –http://whyracingevents.com/event/871

 

The Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival is a production of
Why Racing Events, Inc. 
http://whyracingevents.com

 

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