15th Annual Pacific Crest Events Boast Large Fields

Aaron Franklin of Elmira, OR high-fives some on-course cheerleaders near the beginning of the run course during the Olympic triathlon.

This year’s 15th Annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival in Sunriver, OR was a rousing success with well over 5,000 athletes converging on Central Oregon for what is one of the Northwest’s single largest endurance events. Temperatures over the weekend that typically soar into the 80s and 90s were kept at bay with daytime highs in the 70s throughout the weekend. The largest-ever event expo at the “Athlete Village” in the Sunriver Mall showcased the latest in gear and nutrition from vendors across the region.

The marque event of the weekend is the long course triathlon.  36-year-old Kevin Everett of Boise, ID captured the men’s title while Mackenzie Madison, 24, of Eugene won the women’s race for the third straight year.

A marathon and half marathon, along with an endurance duathlon (sans swim) were held on Saturday in conjunction with the long course triathlon.  Sunday played host to an Olympic triathlon and duathlon, as well as a 5K, 10K and Kids’ Dash.

Results for the weekend’s events can be found online at RaceCenter.com/results.

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