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Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival

Event Details 06/22/2018 - 06/24/2018 Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule below.

About The Race

Check out how beautiful Pacific Crest is! It has been listed as one of the most scenic races in the country!

RACE-CATION! This venue will take your breath away!

The 22nd Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival has something for everyone including the 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K/10K, 28K & 50K Trail Run, Bike Tours & Kids Races! Plus Sunriver is the most amazing active, fun resort-town ever! Rally your friends & family for an incredible RACE-cation!

Each year, during the last weekend in June, thousands of athletes, their family and friends, converge on majestic Central Oregon to take part in the Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival. Pacific Crest is known as the jewel of multisport events in the Northwest and it has become a traditional destination race for athletes from across the nation, as well as from across the globe. Coupled with a finishing in a five star destination resort, it is the perfect family vacation destination. You don’t have to take our word for it — join us for this spectacular event and see for yourself.

Athletes, please read important PAC CREST 2018 PRE-RACE INSTRUCTIONS

Athletes, please view the 2018 Detailed Pacific Crest Schedule

Athletes, download the APP to make your life much easier at Pacific Crest! Search 'PACIFIC CREST SPORTS FESTIVAL' in your APP Store and Download to have all information easily accessible on your phone. If you downloaded last year, just update the APP to receive all the 2018 updates.

Pacific Crest events begin Friday morning, with the competition and fun continuing into Sunday afternoon. The full, fun weekend includes Tour de Crest Bike Tours, 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Triathlons, Duathlons & AquaBike, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, 28K & 50K Trail Run and three kids events – truly something for everyone! Plus, The Village shopping area in Sunriver becomes the Athletes Village and Sports & Fitness Expo, with a terrific assortment of gear, clothing, health products, food and beverages to sample and fun “giftables” to purchase. In the Deschutes Brewery Beer Garden, next to the Village Bar and Grill, athletes, family and friends can enjoy Deschutes Brewery beers, great food, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. We will host a FREE SUNSET CONCERT on Friday and Saturday night open to the community with the popular band Hit Machine. We will Rock the Village and keep the celebration in full swing all weekend.

Join the many thousands of athletes who have enjoyed the Pacific Crest experience and take this opportunity for fun, camaraderie, and most of all – some of the best competitive racing you will find in the country. It’s an ideal active family vacation opportunity in beautiful Sunriver, in the heart of scenic Central Oregon.

The event and accomodations often SELL OUT so it is advised you register and make your travel plans as soon as possible. There is only enough room for 1,000 bikes in the multi-sport events. You don’t want to miss out on this spectacular event!


Central Oregon Visitors Association -
The Central Oregon Visitor’s Association is the official provider of Visitor Information for PACIFIC CREST and will assist you with planning all your travel and accomodation needs. Go to visitcentraloregon.com, or call COVA's free Concierge Service at 800-800-8334 to plan your entire stay in Bend-Sunriver, Oregon (lodging, activities, dining and transportation).

Top 10 Reasons for participating in Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival:

  1. The race has been going on for 22 years so you know it's got to be pretty special!
  2. Sunriver is AMAZING. If you’ve never been before, check out the video below to see how much there is to do in and around breath-taking Sunriver. This is a RACE-cation that your family will love and want to come back to year after year! Your kids will absolutely love the SHARC– you can chill on the deck while the kids spend hours and hours on the slides, wave pool and activities…or you can join in on all the fun!
  3. FREE SUNSET CONCERT with Hit Machine – Yep, they’re back to Rock the Party on Friday and Saturday night. We know you can run and you can Tri and Du…but can you DANCE?! This event is open to the whole community! Come on out and party with us!
  4. Party Central - Pacific Crest is not just a Race, the after party definitely keeps people coming back year after year! Village Bar and Grill will once again be overseeing the Outdoor Food & Beer area where you can hang with your supporters after the race and they can purchase food and drink too! It’s going to be an awesome area for the music, award ceremony and sharing post-race stories!
  5. We brought back the Ultra Sprint – ½ mile Swim, 28 mile Bike - sorry, we can’t move the Lake any closer to the village ;) - and a 3.5 mile run! With the altitude and hills, this distance will be a huge hit with many and more manageable than the Oly and the 72.3 BEASTMAN!
  6. AquaBike division is back for those of you who like to Swim and Bike but running is not your thing or you are rehabbing from a running injury. #SWIM/BIKE/DONE
  7. There is a race for absolutely everyone including the NEW 25K & 50K Trail Runs so tell all your trail buddies or try something new yourself! So now you can choose from the 72.3 BEASTMAN Tri/Du/Aquabike, Olympic Tri/Du/AquaBike, Ultra-Sprint Tri/Du/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, 28K & 50K Trail Run, 26 and 55 mile Tour de Crest, Kids Tri and Kids ½ mile and 1 mile dashes. So that's 20 DIFFERENT EVENTS ALL WEEKEND! And yes, we are bringing back the BEAST medal so if you do 2 or more events over the weekend, you’ll get some pretty cool bling! And a special 3-headed Beast Medal for those of you who are extra Beastly and do an event every single day!
  8. Fun Expo with vendors offering specials and samples catering to all you fit and healthy athletes. Awesome kids areas with Jump-Houses, Rock-climbing, Mini Golf and Bumper Cars so the kids can have a blast too! Oh and yes, of course, Deschutes Brewery is back to add to the fun because we will definitely swim, bike or run for BEER!
  9. Bend is 15 minutes away and the rest of Central Oregon and all it has to over is a short drive! Click here to get a glimpse of what a short drive to Bend has to offer.
  10. This is Central Oregon’s and the Northwest’s largest sporting race! Thousands of athletes just like YOU ready to race, party and have a fabulous weekend!
If you've never been to Sunriver before, check out the videoclip below that highlights the beauty of this area.

If you've got kids, you'll want to spend lots of time at the SHARC!!



  • 28K & 50K Trail Run - 7:00am Sharp at Wanoga Snow Park for the 50K and 7:30am for the 28K!
  • Tour de Crest Bike Tours 26 and 55 miles - 7:30am Sharp at the SHARC!
  • Kid’s Splash Pedal-n-Dash for kids ages 12 & under - 4:00pm at the SHARC


  • 72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike - 8:00am at Wickiup
  • Marathon & Half Marathon - 7:00am in Sunriver Village by the Registration Tent


  • Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike - 8am at Wickiup
  • Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike - 8am at Wickiup
  • 5K & 10K Run/Walks - 8:30am/8:45am in Sunriver Village by the Registration Tent
  • Kids Dashes (1-mile & 1/2-mile) - 8:00am start at the Finish Line in SR Village

Click here to print & review the 2018 Pacific Crest Master Schedule for the entire weekend.

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival has been dubbed one of the PREMIER events of it’s kind in the country. The triathlons are expected to sell out and it’s advised that athletes register AND make travel arrangements early.
 Come join us for a weekend of excitement in beautiful, sunny Central Oregon. The competition will be fierce and this is an event not to be missed!

Speaking of competition, the Pacific Crest 72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon will offer a prize purse for the top five overall males and females of almost $5000. So all you speedsters can race to have your weekend paid for!

The Olympic Triathlon distance at Pacific Crest has been chosen by USA Triathlon as the USAT WEST Region Special Qualifier which means that 33% of finishers in each age group or the top 5 finishers in each age group (whichever is greater) will qualify for Age Group Nationals in Cleveland Ohio, USAT’s largest race on August 11, 2018. This gives you the best opportunity to qualify for Nationals and if you’ve never raced at a National event with the country’s best triathletes, it’s really amazing! So sign up today and let’s do this!


06/22/2018 - 06/24/2018

Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule below.


SUNRIVER: is located approximately 15 miles South of Bend, Oregon just off Hwy. 97 in Central Oregon. 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver, OR 97707

ALTITUDE: 4,200 feet

CLIMATE: Daytime temperatures range in the mid-seventies, with nights cooling down to the lower mid-forties. Click here to view Sunriver weather.

CityMi to SunriverTravel Time
Boise, ID3346 hours
Eugene, OR1432-3/4 hours
Missoula, MT60010 hours
Portland, OR1753 hours
Reno, NV3556 hours
San Francisco, CA4908-1/2 hours
Seattle, WA3556 hours
Spokane, WA4187 hours
Vancouver, BC5038-3/4 hours
Yakima, WA2384 hours

*Based on an average driving speed of 60mph

Map & Directions

Driving Directions to Sunriver from the North:
South Bound on US-97
Take exit 153 for S Century Dr. toward Sunriver
Turn right at S Century Dr 1.5 mi
Turn right at Abbot Dr 0.2 mi
Turn right at Beaver Dr
Sunriver Village Mall will be on the right.

Driving Directions to Sunriver from the South:
North Bound on US-97
Take exit 153 for S Century Dr. toward Sunriver
Turn left at S Century Dr 1.5 mi
Turn right at Abbot Dr 0.2 mi
Turn right at Beaver Dr
Sunriver Village Mall will be on the right.

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72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike - Are you up for the challenge? As the jewel of triathlons here in the Northwest, the Pacific Crest 72.3 BEASTMAN has become a destination race for athletes from across the nation and around the world. Not only do you have to do an extra 2 miles on the bike compared to a typical Half Iron, but you also have to deal with a starting altitude of 4359 feet above sea level and you gain an additional 2814 feet of elevation during the bike course. Plus you're also typically dealing with high temperatures so once you cross the finish line, it's quite an accomplishment and definitely not for the faint of heart! We think you will all agree that if you conquer Pacific Crest, you are definitely a BEAST and that's exactly what we will announce as you cross the finish line. It's an absolutely stunning course and if put your mind to it, you can do anything! Are you ready to Swim, Bike & Run amongst the fittest Triathletes across the country?  You will definitely earn your Deschettes Brewery post-race hydration! #YOUAREABEAST

72.3 BEASTMAN Tri – 1.2mi Swim/58mi Bike/13.1mi Run
72.3 BEASTMAN Duathlon – 58-mi Bike/13.1mi Run
72.3 BEASTMAN AquaBike - 1.2 mi Swim/58 mile bike

Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBikeAlthough half the distance of the 72.3 BEASTMAN, the Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike will still challenge you while rewarding you with absolutely incredible views.

Olympic Tri: 1.5k Swim/28mi Bike/10k Run
Olympic Duathlon: 28mi Bike/10k Run
Olympic AquaBike: 1.5k Swim / 28 mile Bike

Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBikeWe've shortened the Swim and Run for the Ultra-Sprint Distances (1/2 mile Swim and 3.5 mile Run) but maintained the longer 28 mile bike (we have to since we haven't been able to figure out how to move the lake closer to the village ;)  This makes our Ultra-Sprint a little harder than a Sprint Distance and a little easier than an Olympic Distance. A perfect mid-distance! You'll get all the beauty at a manageable distance so you still have the energy to party! 

Ultra-Sprint Tri: 1/2 mile Swim/28mi Bike/3.5 mile Run
Ultra-Sprint Duathlon: 28mi Bike/3.5 mile Run
Ultra-Sprint AquaBike: 1/2 mile Swim / 28 mile Bike

Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k Run/Walks:  These courses circle Sunriver Resort on wide, paved, very scenic bike paths that will take you through meadows and forests, past rivers, and beautifully landscaped golf greens and summer homes. Each course has minimal elevation gain to navigate and a fast downhill and flat finish. Runners and Walkers will finish the race at the Sunriver Village Mall (Athlete Village) to the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd. Once finished, runners can enjoy the finish line festivities, including the Sports & Fitness Expo and live entertainment.

28K & 50K Trail Run: An extremely scenic, point-to-point course starting at Wanoga Snow Park and finishing with the last few miles running the paved paths of Sunriver ending at one of the best multi sports finish lines in the Pacific Northwest.

Tour de Crest:
These non-competitive 26 mile & 55 mile bike tours offer fantastic scenery allowing friends and family to ride parts of the Long Course, Olympic & Ultra Sprint Distance bike courses. It's also a great way for our athletes to preview parts of the course at an easy pace before race day. These rides offer a chance for the whole family to participate together in the same event. The roads used are very well-maintained with very little traffic. The routes chosen are also moderate in that they do not include any ultra-steep grades, and the scenery will take your breath away. With that said, these courses aren't kid-friendly. If you want to ride with your kids, stay on the SunRiver Bike paths - much safer and flat so the kids won't be complaining the whole time! Make the Tour de Crest events part of your family getaway and enhance your enjoyment of the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival. This is a supported event with water, energy drink, fruit and energy bars at the water stations along the course and a post-event meal once you finish. 

Kids Races: We like to get the kids involved at a young age so they develop the habit of a healthy lifestyle and the love for sport and competition. Pacific Crest boasts one of the best and most popular Kids Splash, Pedal n' Dash events with over 500 kids participating and enjoying the opportunity to cross the same finish line as their parents and grandparents to the roaring cheers of the crowd. The smiles on their faces is precious and priceless. We also host a 1 mile and 1/2 mile Dash for the kiddos and the goal of all of our kids’ races is to offer a fun, non-competitive, no pressure event for our future generation of multi-sport athletes.

Detailed Pacific Crest Master Schedule: The Pacific Crest Weekend begins on Friday morning and the Celebration continues through Sunday. The weekend festival includes a Sports & Fitness Expo, the Deschutes Brewery Beer & Food garden, Live Entertainment, fun, camaraderie, and to top it off, some of the best competitive racing you will find in the country.

Click here to review and print the 2018 Pacific Crest Master Schedule.

Awards & Celebrations

Course Records:


2015- Max Hite 16:05

2015- Linda Spooner 18:51:00

10K :

2012- Grant Eldridge 32:51:00

2012- Jordyn Smith 39:22.0

Half Marathon:

2012- Santiago Ocariz 1:16:14

2011- Erin Moffet 1:20:48


2012- Brendon Lunty 2:45:13

2014- Karla Hoffard 3:16:00

25K Trail Run:

2017- Josh Seekatz 2:20:32

2017- Lindsey Taylor 2:32:13

50K Trail Run:



Ultra Sprint Triathlon:

2016- Evan Pardi 1:45:18

2016- Seeley Gutierrez 1:59:32

Ultra Sprint Duathlon:

2016- Derek Hager 1:34:19

2016- Michelle Jackson 2:00:06

Ultra Sprint Aquabike:

2016- Marco Ramirez 1:31:59

2016- Julie Hockema 2:21:21

Olympic Triathlon:

2011- Austin Arguello 2:13:41

2013- Alycia Hill 2:25:04

Olympic Duathlon:

2011- Sean Campbell 1:50:53

2016- Anne Usher 2:06:25

Olympic Aquabike:

2016- Mike Shaffer 1:38:39

2016- Lauren Binder 2:04:22

Beastman Triathlon:

2014- Matt Lieto 4:05:39

2015- Erin Green 4:40:08

Beastman Duathlon:

2011- Jeff Hoppert 3:57:45

2014- Laura Wiley 4:47:29

Beastman Aquabike:

2016- Richard Earle 3:41:27

2016- Lori Selby 3:41:51

We think you're all winners just for showing up! But to reward those speedsters, we will be awardingTop 3 Male & Female and Top Masters athletes in each Triathlon, Duathlon & Running eventand Top Overall Male & Female for our AquaBike races (we remove overall champions from Age Groups & Divisions so no double-dipping and more people go home with some hardware!)

We will also offer a prize purse for the top five overall males and females for the 72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon. So all you speedsters can race to have your weekend paid for!

Total Prize Purse for the Pacific Crest 72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon:

1st Place$1000
2nd Place$650
3rd Place$450
4th Place$250
5th Place$125

($2475 x 2 for Females/Males)

Awards will also be presented to the 1st thru 3rd place finishers in each individual age group and division.

Individual: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90 & over.

Clydesdale’s (men 220 lbs & over)

Athena’s (women 165 lbs & over)

Relay Teams - Award Top Two Team in each of the Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Divisions.

Award Criteria: 

  • If you choose to race in the Champion Wave Category, you are not eligible for Age Group awards due to USAT restrictions. You must choose one or the other.
  • If you choose to race in the Clydesdale (220+ pounds) or Athena (165+ pounds) categories, you are not eligible for Age Group awards due to USAT restrictions. You must choose one or the other.
  • Based on USAT age categories, if your birthday is prior to December 31st of that race season, you will race in the older age group even if you haven’t celebrated your birthday yet. Due to USAT sanctioning you will ‘age-up’.
  • Friends & Family – if you choose to race in this Swim Start category, you will not be eligible for awards. This is a non-competitive category that allows friends and family to start in the same swim start wave together regardless of their ages.

BEAST MEDAL: Are you one of those people?! You know, someone who is always looking to do the incredibly insane, seemingly impossible task.  Well, if so and if you are plan to double or triple up your racing at Pac Crest, you will earn a special BEAST Medal with a special 3-headed BEAST MEDAL for those of you special BEASTS who compete each day.  So for example, you could do the Tour de Crest on Friday morning, the 72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon on Saturday and the 5k on Sunday or any combination of available races. Beast medals will be distributed during the award ceremonies Saturday and Sunday. You crazy animals!

If you can't make it for the Awards Ceremony, pick up your special Age Group Medal or Beast Medal at the Awards Table adjacent to the Stage in the Food/Beer tent area.


Three Rivers Care for Kids Foundation

The Pacific Crest Multi-Sport Weekend is proud to benefit the Three Rivers Care of Kids Foundation which promotes the education and welfare of children in the Three Rivers area of southern Deschutes County, between Bend and LaPine. Three Rivers Cares for Kids Foundation, which serves approximately 2,000 kids in the local area, supports many children’s activities through programs including: Healthy Beginnings free health screenings; New Generations low-income day-care; enhanced math and science programs and field trips for local public K-8 schools; and grants to offset “pay-to-play activities fees, for 4-H, Boy Scouts, Lego Robotics competitions, parenting classes and more. Proceeds from the Pacific Crest Splash, Pedal-n-Dash and Kids Dashes go directly to benefit their efforts.

The annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival provides a unique opportunity for athletes to compete and fundraise as part of their participation, for various non-profit organizations. Over $1.9 million has been raised over the years through the efforts of groups including Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Team Defeat MS, PEO groups and more.

Additionally, Pacific Crest is proud to support High School sports programs and other non-profit organizations through this event and all the races and fundraisers on the Why Racing Events calendar each year. Some of the High School sports programs rely solely on the donations made via these events. Contributions over the years from these NW races and fundraisers have exceeded $850,000. We are very thankful to the athletes, sponsors, vendors, partners and volunteers who contribute to the success of our events, allowing us to offer this support!

If you are competing for a special foundation or group and are interested in having it featured on the website, please contact: info@whyracingevents.com

Special Instructions

Download the Pacific Crest Sports Festival App for all the latest event information and critical updates!

If you downloaded the APP last year, just update the APP in your APP store and all the updated information will update.

If you have not yet downloaded the APP, search for Pacific Crest Sports Festival in your APP store and you'll have all the info you need right on your cell phone. Be sure to tell your friends and family to download too so they have all the information they need!

Pacific Crest is such an incredible event but there is a lot to understand, especially if you've never participated in this race! Please print the Master Schedule and FAQ materials and review so you fully understand important parking logistics, various venue locations and directions, specific race instructions for all races and the Master Schedule of events and all timelines. The Planning, Preparation and FAQ file is long - 20 pages - but will provide you with absolutely everything you need to know to have a great race! There's a lot going on and we want to make sure we answer all your questions and assure you enjoy a fun, safe and memorable Pacific Crest weekend. Email us at info@whyracingevents.com if you need any further clarification - we want to make this an incredible experience for you!

Review and Print the 2018 Pacific Crest Master Schedule.

Review and Print the 2018 Pacific Crest Planning, Preparation and FAQs.

Multisport Athletes - Be sure to purchase your bus tickets when you register if you would like to take the bus up to Wickiup on Race Morning. And if you'd like to have CogWild Transport your bike to Wickiup for $15, please purchase a ticket here.

Do you need to rent a Wetsuit? TriSports rents Full Sleeved BlueSeventy and Orca Wetsuits for $50 for a weekend. You can pick up as early as Thursday and return on Tuesday or Wednesday of the following week (Note – TriSports is not open on Sunday and Mondays). Call the store at 503-342-9986 or head there to get fitted (best option) before you rent. TriSports 7295 SW Dartmouth St. Tigard, OR 97223

Are Dogs allowed on course?
Unfortunately due to insurance requirements, only Service Dogs are allowed on course and must start at the end of the race after all other participants have started.

Are strollers allowed on course? Yes, but due to insurance requirements, strollers must start at the end of the race after all other participants have started.

Kid's Events

We’ve got to start them young! Our Kids Splash, Pedal & Dash and our ½ mile and 1 mile Kids Dash events accomplish two things. First, we introduce our kiddos to running, multi-sport and a fun, active lifestyle and secondly, we teach our kids how to give back because 100% of the proceeds from their participation in these events supports Care for Kids, and serves approximately 2,000 kids under the age of 18 in the area between Bend and La Pine, Oregon. Funds raised support many children’s activities including: Healthy Beginnings free health screenings; New Generations low-income day care; enhanced science and math programs and field trips for the local K-8 public school; grants to offset “pay-to-play” activities fees for low-income kids to participate in school athletics; grants to local 4-H clubs, Boy Scouts, Lego Robotics competition, building bus stop shelters and providing scholarships for parenting classes. If you haven’t done so yet, register your Kids for these events and provide them incredible Pacific Crest racing memories too!

KIDS SPLASH PEDAL-N-DASH – ages 12 & under

  • Splash Pedal-n-Dash starts at the SHARC, within walking distance of the Athletes Village along Beaver Drive starting at 4pm on Friday.
  • It is a fun, short race with kids starting by maneuvering through an inflatable obstacle course. Then they’re directed to the parking lot transition area to get their bikes and ride to the Community Church parking lot. They will enter the transition area at the church, drop their bikes, and are directed out to the run path along Abbot Drive towards the finish line.
  • Splash Pedal-n-Dash finishes at the Athletes Village through the same Finish line that all the athletes will cross to the roar of the crowds making the kids feel super special as they receive their finisher’s medal!
  • The Splash Pedal-n-Dash is a timed but non-competitive, fun event!
  • Packet Pickup – Pickup your Child’s packet and/or register for the Kids races on Friday from 10am-3pm in the Village at PPU/Registration tent. Try not to leave this until the last minute because there’s a lot to get organized and you want this to be fun and stress-free for your child. We try to make this feel like a real event with body marking and bike & helmet stickers.
  • Bikes may be dropped off at the SHARC back parking lot from 1:30pm to 3:45pm but you may not park your car there.
  • 5 different age divisions –
    • 4:00pm - Group 1: Age 11 & 12 (no parents)
      4:15pm - Group 2: Age 9 & 10 (no parents)
      4:30pm - Group 3: Age 7 & 8 (no parents)
      4:45pm - Group 4: Age 5 & 6: (Optional parents for children not ready to venture out on their own – just speak to a Race official)
      5:00pm - Group 5: Age 4 & Under (with parents) – Parents walk beside pools and stay with kids on course.
  • The Splash, Pedal & Dash schedule is below.
    • Friday at 1:30pm Transition area at SHARC opens for bike check-in. Volunteers will help direct you where to place your child’s bike on the parking line behind their age cone. Handlebars should be facing north for ages 9 to 12, and south for ages 4 to 8. Please hold onto your child’s bike helmet, as they will need to wear it at the start of the Splash.
    • 3:45pm Transition area closes. All bikes must be staged in the transition area at this time. All kids and parents should be in the spectator area in the SHARC Amphitheater. Please do not climb over, under or through the fencing/flagging. Bikes not placed in transition area by this time are not allowed and must be held by the parent until their child completes the splash. The parent is then allowed to hold the bike for the child at end of the pools. The child must walk it back into transition and to the appropriate exit out of the parking lot.
    • All Kids start in a time-trial format, two at a time through the slide/wading pools. Kids must have their SHOES, BIB AND BIKE HELMET ON AT THE START.
  • Before the race, please don’t allow your child to get close to the timing mats by the pools, as their time will be activated.
  • If you want two of your children to go together, but they are in different groups, please choose the younger group to start.
  • After race, bikes may be picked up at any time from the Community Church parking lot transition area.
  • Parents are allowed to watch and take pictures from behind the fencing during the splash and as they begin the bike leg of the race. Parents may meet up with their child on the run course, or take the Beaver Drive path to village to meet at the Finish Line. Always use gates to cross the course, and don’t cross over, through or under any fencing. This allows for the safest environment for all.
  • It is best to divide and conquer this race if possible. For example, one parent is at the start with their child while another parent/family/friend is at the finish line to capture photos and congratulate your athlete! It’s very difficult to start with your child and make it to the finish line by the time they finish – especially with the older, faster kids!
  • Safety Tip: Write your child’s name and your cell phone number of back of children’s bib at registration.
  • Maps will be provided at the Packet Pickup/Registration tent in Athletes Village. Our Kids races are well-monitored and take place on the wide, paved bike paths.
  • Bikes may be picked up from the Community Church parking lot transition area after the event is completed.

KIDS DASH - ½ Mile & 1 mile distance - Sunday at 8am

  • Kids Dash events start and finish at the Athletes Village through the same Finish line arch that all the athletes will cross to the roar of the crowds making the kids feel super special as they receive their finisher’s medal! Meet at the arch about 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the races to get organized and for race instructions.
  • The Kids Dash events are non-competitive & fun! If your child requires more of a challenge, feel free to sign them up for the 5k!
  • Packet Pickup – Pickup your Child’s packet and/or register for the Kids Dash runs on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the race) in the Village at the designated time listed on the Master Schedule. Try not to leave this until the last minute because there’s a lot to get organized and you want this to be fun and stress-free for your child.
  • Maps will be provided at the Packet Pickup/Registration tent. Our Kids races are well-monitored and take place on the wide, paved bike paths.
Click here to view and print instructions for Kids Races at Pacific Crest

Click here to view map for Kids Splash Pedal & Dash 3-8 years old

Click here to view map for Kids Splash Pedal & Dash 9-12 years old

Click here to view map for Kids 1/2 Mile Dash

Click here to view map for Kids 1 Mile Dash

Travel & Accommodations

AIR TRAVEL - The Redmond-Bend Airport (RDM) is the closest airport to Sunriver, which is approximately 45 minutes by car from the resort. Current carriers that service Redmond are American AirlinesHorizon AirlinesUnited Express and Delta. Direct flights are available to the Redmond-Bend Airport from the following cities: Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.

The Portland International Airport (PDX) is roughly a 3 hour drive from Sunriver, and is normally a less expensive option for flights.

ACCOMMODATIONS - Make a vacation out of your Pacific Crest Weekend participation! Come to Sunriver for the competition and stay to enjoy all that Sunriver and beautiful Central Oregon have to offer!

Choose from nearly 700 homes, condominiums and cabins managed by Sunriver’s elite vacation rental managers. Bring friends and family. Soak in a hot tub. Get a massage. Tell stories, play and laugh together. Enjoy memorable meals, outdoor adventures and the scenic vistas of Central Oregon’s unspoiled nature. And run, ride and/or swim in the Pacific Crest events while based in Sunriver. One of our sponsoring Property Management companies will be able to help you create a memorable Pacific Crest Weekend plan.


Central Oregon Visitors Association  - The Central Oregon Visitor’s Association is the Pac Crest’s official provider of visitor Information. Go to visitcentraloregon.com, or call COVA's Concierge Service at 800-800-8334 to plan your entire stay in Bend-Sunriver, Oregon (lodging, activities, dining and transportation). COVA’s services are free of charge and their concierge team is available 7 days a week to help you find properties offering special pricing and availability for PacCrest participants. 

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CAMPING AT GULL POINT (North Wickiup Reservoir): Make Pacific Crest the WILDFLOWER event in the Northwest. The Forest Service has a wonderful campground adjacent to the T-1 (Swim/Bike Transition) start area. Roll out of your tent and you're at the start of the Multisport events! Share your race stories around the camp-fire at night! Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. For information on camping call recreation reservation line at 877-444-6777.

Course Details

WATER TEMPERATURE is expected to be between 62 – 66 degrees. The temperature will be taken on Friday and the morning of the race. Wetsuits are recommended.

72.3 BEASTMAN SWIM – 1.2mi - Participants will make two clockwise, diamond shaped loops in crystal clear Wickiup Reservoir, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of green forests and majestic mountains. Large buoys will mark the turn points. Kayakers will be positioned on the water to support the swimmers. Medical support will be present on the beach.

72.3 BEASTMAN BIKE – 58 Miles: A scenic point-to-point course that travels over gently rolling hills prior to three hard climbs as you make your way around Mt. Bachelor. The bike course will be marked with large directional signage and there will be course marshals at key intersections to help direct you. Cyclists leave the transition zone and ride for approximately 3.15 miles and turn (left) onto FS Hwy 42. You will travel another 4.55 miles crossing the Deschutes River then turning right onto FS Hwy 46 (the Cascades Lakes Hwy). It’s now another 32.8 miles before making your next turn (right) onto FS Hwy 45. Within this section there will be long stretches of flat to gently rolling hills followed by three challenging climbs. It culminates with a 2.5-mile steep decline to the intersection of FS Hwys. 45 & 46. The decline flattens out considerably after making the turn onto FS Hwy 45, but continues for another 10 miles or so. After turning left onto FS Hwy 40 at about the 51.9-mile mark it is relatively flat the final 4.4 miles. ELEVATIONS: The first climb begins just past Elk Lake resort, approximately 27 miles into the bike. Just north of Elk Lake you will begin to climb for approximately 650 ft, passing Devils Lake before reaching a flat spot, then climb again to Todd Lake (elev. 6,150 ft). You will experience another flat spot, at about the 35-mile mark, before the final climb to the entrance of Mt. Bachelor (6,500 ft, about 38 miles into the ride). You will then enjoy a 14 mile + downhill ride, the first 2.5 miles being steep with a sharp 90 degree turn onto FS Hwy 45 (*see caution note below).


Here's a fast-paced video clip of the entire 72.3 BEASTMAN Bike - 58 miles in less than 2 minutes!

72.3 BEASTMAN RUN – 13.1mi - A mostly flat loop course on widely paved bike paths that traverse through and around this beautiful and scenic destination resort (two hills total with a minimal elevation gain).


– 1,500 meters: Olympic Athletes will make two clockwise, diamond shape loops in crystal clear Wickiup Reservoir, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of green forests and majestic mountains. Large buoys will mark the turn points. Kayakers will be positioned on the water to support the swimmers. Medical support will be present on the beach.

OLYMPIC & ULTRA SPRINT BIKE – 28mi - A scenic point-to-point course that travels over gently rolling hills. The bike course will be marked with large directional signage and course marshals will be present at key intersections. There is only one climb of significance after turning from FS Road 4270 (access road passing Crane Prairie Reservoir) onto FS Hwy 40 (about the 12 mile mark), then its downhill and flat to T-2 (Sunriver Business Park). ELEVATIONS: The course is relatively flat for the first 12 miles or so. Shortly after turning onto FS Hwy 40 and turning right you will begin a sustained climb of about 3/4 mile. The elevation gain is approximately 400 ft.


– 10K - A mostly flat loop course on widely paved bike paths that traverse through and around this beautiful and scenic destination resort (one hill total with a minimal elevation gain).


The Ulta-Sprint Course is a 1 loop, 1/2 mile swim, the exact same 28 mile Bike Couse as the Olympic distance and a 3.5 mile run - many athletes LOVE this shorter swim and run option!

– 1/2 Mile - Ultra Sprint Athletes will make one clockwise, diamond shape loop in crystal clear Wickiup Reservoir, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of green forests and majestic mountains. Large buoys will mark the turn points. Kayakers will be positioned on the water to support the swimmers. Medical support will be present on the beach.

- 28 Miles. Same course as the Olympic Bike course.

ULTRA SPRINT RUN – 3.5 miles
- A mostly flat loop course with a short out and back on widely paved bike paths that traverse through and around this beautiful and scenic destination resort


: Marathon (26.2-miles) & Half-Marathon (13.1-miles) start in Sunriver Village adjacent to the PPU/Registration tent. These runs circle Sunriver Resort on wide, paved, very scenic bike paths. The paths are approximately 6 ft wide, perfectly paved and wind through the forest. Each course has only two small hills, with a minimal elevation gain to navigate and a fast downhill to flat finish. Marathoners will receive their Half-Marathon split when traveling through the Athlete Village before heading out on the second loop of this beautiful scenic course that will take you through meadows and forests, past rivers, and beautifully landscaped golf greens and summer homes. The Marathon and Half-Marathon events start and finish in the Athletes Village to the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd. Once finished, runners can enjoy the finish line festivities, including the Sports & Fitness Expo and live entertainment. Post-race refreshments will be provided and the Awards Ceremony for the Marathon/Half-Marathon will begin once the results have been certified.



5K/10K COURSE: The 5K and 10K events start and finish in the Sunriver Athletes Village adjacend to the PPU/Registration tent. The paths are approximately 6 ft wide, perfectly paved and wind around through the forest. Each course has only two small hills with a minimal elevation gain to navigate and a fast downhill to flat finish to the roaring cheers of the crowd.



28K Trail Run:
The 28K Trial Run starts at Wanoga Snow Park and is a scenic point-to-point course finishing in Sunriver Village. Here are some of the highlights.

  • There is only 688 feet of elevation gain! For those of you new to Trail Running this will be a wonderful launch into the sport! Check out the mostly downhill elevation map! For you experienced trail runners, this will be a fast, personal best type of course!
  • The 28K course is a point-to-point course starting from Wanoga Snow Park. You can either have friends or family drive you to the starting point (approx. 25 minute drive from Sunriver Village) to cheer you on as your start your race or we will have shuttles leaving Sunriver Village starting at 5am on race day to take you to Wanoga Park courtesy of Wanderlust Tours and Sunriver Resort.
  • The last 2.5 miles of the route will finish over the Cardinal Bridge and Deschutes River in Sunriver onto paved trails through the forests to the finish line that all athletes finish at in Sunriver Village. Post-event festivities will follow including a great post-race meal, FREE Beer and if you have any more energy in your legs, dancing on Friday night to the popular Hit Machine!

Click here to view the 28K Trail Run Online Map.

50K Trail Run:The 50K Trial Run starts at Wanoga Snow Park and follows the same path as the 28K Trail Run. At approximately 5miles, the 50K athletes will split from the 28K course and complete a 7 mile out and back to rejoin the rest of the 28K course to the finish line in Sunriver Village. Here are some of the highlights.

  • There is approximately 1800 feet of elevation gain for the 50K. Challenging but manageable.
  • The 50K course starts in Wanoga Snow Park and finishes in Sunriver Village. You can either have friends or family drive you to the starting point (approx. 25 minute drive from Sunriver Village) to cheer you on as your start your race or we will have shuttles leaving Sunriver Village starting at 5am on race day to take you to Wanoga Park courtesy of Wanderlust Tours and Sunriver Resort.
  • The last 2.5 miles of the route will finish over the Cardinal Bridge and Deschutes River in Sunriver onto paved trails through the forests to the finish line that all athletes finish at in Sunriver Village. Post-event festivities will follow including a great post-race meal, FREE Beer and if you have any more energy in your legs, dancing on Friday night to the popular Hit Machine!
  • For the Safety of all athletes, there is a Time Limit for the 50K Trail Run. If you are not able to maintain a 20 minute per mile hike, we suggest you complete the 28K route. The Edison Water station at Approximately 10.5 miles will have a 3.5 hour Time Limit. If you are not at that water station by 10:30am, we will need to pull you off the course at that point. This is to assure we don't have athletes in the middle of the mountains as we start to lose daylight.

Click here to view the 50K TRAIL RUN ONLINE MAP LINK

Our Tour de Crest rides are a non-competitive, non-timed ride allowing athletes, friends and family to ride at a leisurely pace and take as many breaks as they need. With that said, these are not 'easy' rides, are at altitude with a good amount of climbing. Due to this and since they are not closed to traffic, they are not appropriate for children. They are beautiful courses but you should be an experrienced rider and be conditioned enough to manage the courses.

26-Mile Tour de Crest Bike Ride:
The ride starts at the SHARC and ends at the Finish Line in Athletes Village. Participants will be escorted by Police to exit Sunriver via Beaver Dr and take Abbott to the main entrance into Sunriver Resort (approximately one mile). Turn right (west) and ride to the 5.6 mile mark crossing over the Deschutes River to the intersection of FS Hwy 40 (known as both Upper Deschutes Rd & 3 Trappers Rd) and FS Hwy 45 (known as Mt Batchelor Cutoff Rd & Edison Ice Cave Rd). This piece of road is the finishing stretch for both the 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic and Ultra Sprint Distance Triathons held on Saturday & Sunday respectively. This is the only stretch of road where Cyclists will encounter any residential areas and the road is generally flat.

Participants will then bear right and begin a long gentle incline on FS Hwy 45 for approximately 6.9 miles over a beautifully paved road with wide bike lanes, a favorite stretch of road of the many competitive cyclists living in the Bend, OR area. The turn-around point will be marked with a hydration station and porta potties where you can stop and rest before the downhill return back to Sunriver and the Athletes Village. The ride will finish at the Official Finish Line in Athletes Village where you will collect your medal and post-race meal.

One Aid station for this ride will be located at the turnaround where you can expect water, energy drink, fruit, energy bars/gels, and cheese/crackers. You will not receive your full meal until you reach the finish line - you have to earn it first!


55-Mile Tour de Crest Bike Ride
: Participants start at the SHARC and will be escorted by Police to exit Sunriver via Beaver Dr and follow Abbott to the main entrance into Sunriver Resort (approximately one mile). Turn right (west) and ride for approximately ½ mile before turning left onto FS Hwy 42 (S Century Drive). Continue south for approximately three miles where South Century Drive (FS Hwy 42) meets Huntington Rd and makes a dramatic 90 degree turn west. The next stretch of the course is just over 18 miles in length, flat to gentle uphill where the majority of the road is well paved.

Your next turn is left at the 22.8 mile point, taking you into the Twin Lakes recreation area and T-1 (the swim-to-bike Transition Zone for the 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra Sprint Triathlons) at North Wickiup Boat Ramp on Gull Point, which is located 3.2 miles further. T-1 will serve as a hydration stop and allow participants to enjoy the beautiful scenic views from the lake’s edge.

The course continues by departing T-1 and retracing steps back to the intersection of FS Rd 4260 & FS Hwy 42 (S Century Dr – 3.2 miles). There riders will turn left, then continue west for another 0.7 miles before turning right onto FS Rd 4270 (known as Keefer Rd & E Crane Prairie Rd). Now it is 7.7 miles over flat to moderate hills to the intersection of FS rd 4270 & FS Hwy 40 (3 Trappers Rd) where you will encounter your next hydration station with porta-potties. This location is 37.7 miles into the ride.

The next section is a long, deceiving climb for several miles prior to a long decent to the intersection of FS Hwys 40 & 45 located at the 49.7 mile mark. Enjoy the remaining 5.6 miles back to Sunriver and Athletes Village. The ride will finish at the Official Finish Line in Athletes Village where you will collect your medal and post-race meal.

Aid stations will be located at approximately Mile 13, 26, and 38 miles where you can expect water, energy drink, fruit, energy bars/gels, and cheese/crackers. You will not receive your full meal until you reach the finish line - you have to earn it first!


NOTE: This Tour de Crest Bike Rides are designed as a non-competitive event and not a “race”. All participants will be required to follow all rules governing cyclists on Oregon roads (i.e.: stop at stop signs). Why Racing Events will have support vehicles on the road to assist with mechanical problems and to transport cyclists if needed.

Expo & Post-Event Festivities Map:  Review this map to see the location of the PPU/Registration tent, Food & Beer Tent, Results, Info booth, Athlete Recovery Zone and all vendors. It's going to be an amazing weekend!

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Cost, Registration & Packet Pickup


To register for multiple WHY Racing Events and save $$ please follow this link! Please note, if registering for MULTISPORT (Triathlon, Duathlon or Aquabike) events a USAT membership is REQUIRED if you have any questions or concerns please contact Lilian at lilian@whyracingevents.com


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High Schoolers get 10% off all MULTISPORT Events please email lilian@whyracingevents.com for more information and to get a discount code!

Cost Includes

  • Sense of accomplishment - Priceless
  • Food & Beer courtesy of Deschuttes Brewery
  • Access to the weekend’s Live Entertainment & Fitness Expo
  • Commemorative Finisher medal
  • Accurate Chip Timing for competitive races
  • Pacific Crest Commemorative Finishers' Tech Shirt
  • Sunset Concert with Hit Machine
  • Post-event party & fun - We've been told that the Pacific Crest post-event festivites and atmosphere are second to none!

Shirts guaranteed only to those participants that have registered a month before race day. Quantities/sizes limited for those registering after that date.  There will be no post-race shirt orders.

Registration Details

It's time to make the commitment and put purpose to your training! Registration is available through a secure online registration platform generally until 2 days prior to packet pickup. If you have any registration questions or have transferred from previous years, be sure to email us at registration@whyracingevents.com so we can help you and to confirm your registration asap!


Can I register on Race Day?  Yes, but if you can, please register ahead of time. It gets so busy on race day and we want to focus all of our energy on taking care of all of our athletes  But again, if you come down and you really want to race and weren’t able to pre-register for whatever reason, we will take care of you. Ideally, sign up ahead of time so we can pre-order tshirt sizes and everything we need so we’re not guessing on total numbers. You know what it’s like when you’re trying to host a party and you don’t know who and how many are coming! Thanks so much for understanding! Note: Due to the point-to-point logistics for our Pacific Crest multisport events, Race Day Packet Pickup and registration is NOT AVAILABLE for multisport events!

Can someone else pick up my racing packet? Yes, however, you must complete this authorization form to allow them to pick up your packet and send them with your ID. This form will confirm that you will be the individual participating in the event and that you agree to not allow anyone else to race on your behalf.

Can I get a refund? There are no refunds issued for your registration however, we do understand that things come up that are beyond your control. As a customer service initiative, we do offer the ability to transfer your registration to next year's event, another upcoming Why Racing Event that year or to transfer your registration to another participant. Most events don't allow transfers or refunds at all so this is a courtesy we offer to our participants. If you are transferring your registration to someone else, you must let us know so we can update their emergency contact info and to assure the credibility of results. If you don’t let us know, it messes up everyones' results because they may be in a different age group or division! Anyone running under someone else's name will be disqualified and not eligible for an award/trophy and you may be fined.

DEFER OR TRANSFER policy: If you are unable to race due to medical reasons or a simple change of schedule, athletes may defer their general race entry slot to the same race the following year, transfer to another Why Racing Event that year or transfer their entry to another athlete. Deferrals or transfers do not carry over beyond one year. Note: This deferral or transfer only covers the race entry fee. USAT one day passes, processing fees and online registration fees will not be included in your credit. In order to defer or transfer your registration you will need to e-mail us at registration@whyracingevents.com with your Full Name, Race Venue, Race Distance and desired changes.

  • You can defer or transfer your entry outside of 61 days from the event for no fee.
  • You can defer or transfer your entry between 60 and 30 days of the event for a $10 fee (running only event) or $25 fee (multi-sport event).
  • You can defer or transfer your entry within 29 days or less of the event for a $25 fee (running only event) or $50 fee (multi-sport event).
  • Athletes wishing to defer or transfer to another race or participant, will be provided with a unique entry code and must re-register for the event. Athletes are not guaranteed registration if the race sells out before they attempt to enter.
  • There is only one transfer or defer allowed per original registration.
  • If transferring from a race with a higher entry fee to race with a lower entry fee, the athlete will receive no refund of the difference in the fees.
  • If transferring from a race with a lower entry fee to race with a higher entry fee, the athlete will be required to pay the difference of these two race fees.
  • Athletes who are not annual USAT members will be required to purchase a USAT single day membership for the event that they transfer into. USAT rules do not allow single day memberships to be transferred between events.
INTRA-EVENT TRANSFER POLICY: If you wish to transfer your own entry within an event to another distance, you will need to e-mail registration@whyracingevents.com.
  • You can change your distance within an event outside of 61 days from the event for no fee.
  • You can change your distance within an event between 60 days or less of the event for a $10 fee.

SPECIAL NOTE: Do you know why you should never transfer a race bib to a friend or family member without letting the Race Director know? First, if anything happens, we would be contacting YOUR Emergency Contact and reviewing YOUR Special Medical Needs and not theirs. That's a major safety concern. Secondly, let's say 60 year Sally gives her 20 year old son Biff her race bib because she's not able to race. Seems harmless right?! Not so much. When Biff clocks a 5 minute mile using his Mom's bib it looks like Sally rocked it at 60 years old and knocks Bertha, 62 year old Grandma, out of her legitimate first place age group finish. That's not fair to Bertha who worked so hard to win her age group. Now Bertha is wondering who the heck Sally is not understanding that it was actually Biff who beat her! Ok, so the message is don't be BIFF! This goes on all the time and the only way to correct it is for all of you to understand the importance and police it. If you know someone is giving away their bib, be sure to remind them to let the Race Director know! Often the athlete doesn't fully understand how much this can impact safety and negatively affect everyone's results and just needs to be educated in a friendly manner. Thanks all!

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Packet Pickup Details

PACKET PICK UP / REGISTRATION HOURS - ON-SITE:  Located in Sunriver Village at the Packet Pick up / Registration tent between the Bank of the Cascades and the Beer Garden.

REMEMBER YOUR ID AND USAT MEMBERSHIP CARD (if applicable) - It's a USAT requirement! And if you're picking up packages for other athletes, be sure you have a signed copy of the Authorization form and a copy of the athlete's ID.

  • 3:00pm to 5:00pm for Tour de Crest Bike Tours & Trail Runs only
  • 5:30AM-6:45am - 28K & 50K Trail Runs start at Wanoga Snow Park (Deschutes National Forest, Cascade Lakes Highway, Bend, OR 97703)
  • 6:00am - 7:15am - Tour de Crest Bike Tours start at the SHARC. Both Rides begin at 7:30am and all riders MUST start at this time. Sunriver cannot accommodate a casual 'rolling' start. For those of you who miss the Packet Pick up for the Tours on Thursday night, you can pick-up at the SHARC before the start of the Tours. (SHARC - 57250 Overlook Rd off Circle 2)- the start of the rides.
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm - PPU/Registration for All Saturday/Sunday Events. Note all Saturday 72.3 BEASTMAN athletes, must pick up your packet on Friday. Due to logistics, day-of-race Saturday packet pickups are not available for 72.3 BEASTMAN athletes. If for whatever reason, you are not able to pick up your packet before closing at 7pm on Friday, please email us at registration@whyracingevents.com to make arrangements.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm PPU/Registration for Kids' Splash Pedal-n-Dash in Sunriver Village at Registration / Packet Pickup tent by the Bank of the Cascades.
  • 5:30am - 6:30am - Half-Marathon / Marathon
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm - 5K/10K, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Tri/Du/AquaBike, Kid's Dashes. Note: Olympic & Ultra-Sprint athletes must pick up your packet on Friday or Saturday. Due to logistics, day-of-race Sunday packet pickups are not available for Olympic and Ultra-Sprint athletes.
  • 6:30am - 7:45am - Kids' Dashes
  • 6:30am - 8:00am - 5K/10K

Packet Pickup, Registration and Expo Map:

Training & Preparation

Ok, Step #1. Register! That puts purpose to your training and forces you to commit - an important part of getting to the finish line!

Step #2. It's time to train!  Yes, we want you to get to the finish line feeling strong, healthy, reaching for your best, and injury free!

One way to help your training is to join a local running, biking or Tri club, clinic or training studio. Here is a list of resources to assist you with your training and preparation:

Running Clubs:

Biking Clubs:

Triathlon Training Clubs:

Personal Training & Coaches

If you are new to the sport of Triathlon or Duathlon (or just need some training tips), we posted a 6 week Triathlon Training program that you can read to give you some general guidelines for designing your program and some tips for race day & transitiion.

Week 1: http://www.shapeupwithsherri.com/2014/06/16/try-a-tri-swim-bike-run-your-way-to-the-triathlon-finish-line/

Week 2 http://www.shapeupwithsherri.com/2014/06/23/try-a-tri-swim-bike-run-your-way-to-the-triathlon-finish-line-2/

Week 3: http://www.shapeupwithsherri.com/2014/06/30/try-a-triathon-swim-bike-run-your-way-to-the-triathlon-finish-line-week-3/

Week 4: http://www.shapeupwithsherri.com/2014/07/06/try-a-triathon-swim-bike-run-your-way-to-the-triathlon-finish-line-running-tips/

Week 5: http://www.shapeupwithsherri.com/2014/07/15/try-a-triathlon-swim-bike-run-your-way-to-the-triathlon-finish-line-training-tips/

Week 6: http://www.shapeupwithsherri.com/2014/07/17/try-a-triathon-swim-bike-run-your-way-to-the-triathlon-finish-line-transitions/

For you Runners - General Running Program Design: If you are going to attempt this on your own or would like a better understanding of proper training protocol, here are a few general guidelines for designing your training program.

  1. If you are not running consistently right now, start with a Learn to Run program that will start with 1 minute of running and 4 minutes of walking and gradually progress adding 1 minute of running per session per week and reduce walking until you can comfortably run non-stop.
  2. As you progress your weekly long runs, do not increase your volume any more than 10-20% every 1-2 weeks.  Be more conservative if you are more prone to injury.
  3. Try not to run 2 days in a row if possible.  Running exposes your body to a lot of impact and it is helpful to allow your body time to recover in between running workouts, especially if you are prone to injury.
  4. Allow for one full recovery day per week. It doesn’t mean you have to lay around watching TV and eating bon bons all day but it’s a good idea to have one day a week when you aren’t concerned about getting into your training zone and instead, allow your body a day’s rest from impact and intensity.
  5. Invest in a good pair of running shoes and consult with an expert to help determine the right show for your body.  Check out the following column where I discuss in detail the key pointers on getting the right running shoe for you.  http://blogs.columbian.com/sherri-mcmillan/2014/07/22/choosing-right-athletic-shoes/
  6. If possible, run on packed, level dirt, trails, or grass, which are a lot easier on your body.  If running through the city, paved roads (asphalt) are easier on your legs than concrete sidewalks (cement).  Just watch for traffic and always run in the opposite direction of cars so you can react if needed.
  7. Implement muscle strength and endurance training into your program.  As you run, the muscles of your lower body absorb the forces.  As your muscles fatigue, they lose their shock absorbing abilities and the forces are absorbed more through your bones and joints.  If you strength train, your muscles become stronger, are better able to absorb impact, take longer to fatigue and are better able to generate greater force leading to faster running speeds.  The ability of a muscle to resist fatigue helps reduce the incidence of injury. Research has shown the areas that suffer the largest amount of stress include the feet, the shins, the back, knees and the hip.  Therefore, a specific program that addresses these areas must be followed if long-term running is a goal.  Luckily you don't need to spend a great deal of time in the weight room to experience these benefits.  All you'll need to do is 1 set of 8-20 reps of a variety of exercises two times per week.  This equates to about 30-60 minutes a few times a week.  We're hoping that those of you who want to minimize your risk for injury and enhance your running performance, will be able to find the motivation and time to fit these short workouts in.  If you do not have a personalized weight training program, we strongly encourage you to invest in a few sessions with a trainer, so they can design a program for you.  This will ensure you’re not wasting any time during your workouts.
  8. Incorporate cross training into your program.  We'd rather see a runner run 3x/week and compliment their program with swimming, cycling, resistance training and fitness classes rather than run 6x/week.  Cross training will maintain a greater balance to your program and your body and keep your program exciting.
  9. Consider how you run.  Seems easy enough right? Right foot, left foot.  But there is actually a science to it.  Go to the following link for a blog about Effective Running Technique. http://www.shapeupwithsherri.com/2014/09/29/running-program-week-8/ In fact, there is an 11 week Running Program series chock full of great information for those of you who are starting your running career! :)
  10. Before you begin any run or run/walk workout, start with a 6-12 minute walk.  This will allow your heart rate and breathing rate to increase gradually, your body temperature to rise and prepare your muscles for the workout.  Once you've completed your warm-up, complete the following dynamic joint movements to take your lower body joints through their full range of motion in a slow, controlled fashion.

    • Start with one leg in front of the other.
    • Raise the back heel up onto your toes and contract the calf.  Repeat 10-15x.
    • Now lift the entire back foot off the floor and contract the glute (buttock).  Repeat 10-15x
    • Now lift the back heel towards the buttocks and contract the hamstrings (back of the thigh).  Repeat 10-15x.
    • Now lift the knee forwards and contract the quads (front of thigh).  Repeat 10-15x.
    • Now hold your knee up and balance while doing 10 ankle circles one way and then the other way. 
      Repeat this sequence on the other leg.
      Then perform a 20 fast toe taps on each leg and 20 heel raises. 
      You're now ready to start your workout.  Ease into your training zone.
    • Once you have completed each workout including warm-up and cool-down, be sure you save enough time to lengthen and release.  This is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your chances of experiencing injuries and to aid in the recovery process. If you don’t foam roll regularly, schedule in with a trainer or coach so they can show you a few critical release techniques.

TAPERING: At about 1-2 weeks from race day, it's time to back off on your training mileage to allow your body enough time to recover and repair before event day. Focus more on quality versus quantity. This is more important for the longer distances.



  • Swim gear – goggles, swim cap, wet suit (optional)
  • Bike & Helmet (mandatory)
  • Shoes (running and cycling cleats if you are wearing them)
  • Your bib, pins, helmet & bike stickers and chip timing piece
  • A small towel to place on the ground for your gear
  • Water bottle, sunscreen, glasses
  • Change of clothes so you can enjoy the post-event festivities

WHAT TO WEAR: For a Triathlon or Duathlon, you typically don’t want to change clothes too much in between your swim, cycle and run portions. Ideally, find an outfit that you will feel comfortable swimming, biking and running in. If you have regular pedals or a toe/pedal cage, you will wear the same shoes throughout the bike/run. If you use cycling cleats, you will put your cleats on and then change into your running shoes after your bike portion. Watch the weather closely. The show goes on no matter what the weather is doing. Fortunately, if you're dressed correctly, it shouldn't matter. If it's raining, you may want to layer with a form-fitting, water-proof jacket. If it's cold, wear some running gloves. Body Glide or Vaseline is always a good idea on any spots that might rub (underarms, inner thighs, feet). Be sure to have your Bib and Helmet and Bike sticker visible.

Watch the weather closely.  The show goes on no matter what the weather is doing. 

You must wear your chip timing piece during the entire event.  You will be given a band that will hold your chip timing piece around your ankle throughout the entire event.  Be sure to have your Chip Timing piece on before you start the race and make sure it's snapped tightly! Be sure to step over the timing mats after each segment of the race.  If you are wearing a wet-suit, make sure the timing piece goes under your wetsuit otherwise, you will have a very difficult time getting off your wet suit.

Swim:  Wetsuits are optional for the swim but will provide buoyancy and warmth. However, many people opt for no wetsuit so no worries.  We will provide you with a swim cap but you will want to bring your own goggles.

Bike:  A biking helmet is mandatory.  You will also receive 2 stickers in your package with your race number on them.  The small sticker should go on the front of your helmet.  The bigger sticker will wrap around your bike frame.  Road or mountain bikes are acceptable.  For safety reasons, be sure to have end-caps on the end of your handle-bars.

Run:  You must finish the race with your bib number on the front of you.  Some people choose to pin it on at the beginning of the race and have it on for the whole event so they don’t have to worry about it.  Others pin it on a singlet that they put on once they finish the swim before they head out for the bike.  Others use an elastic racing strap that they pin their bib number to and then quickly strap it on before they leave for the run.  Use whatever option feels best for you.

Remember to bring a change of clothing so you can enjoy the post-event festivities. It’s a great beach day venue!

Time to TRI & DU (PUN INTENDED!): If this is your first Triathlon or Duathlon, just focus on having fun. Get there early so you can set up your bike and gear in your marked transition spot. Rack your bike, place your helmet and glasses on the handle bar ready to put on. Place a towel on the ground and put your cycling cleats on it (if you wear cycling cleats). Remember, you should only take about 1.5 feet of space in your area. If you take more space than this, you will get some raised eyebrows from the veterans. Just remember that there’s lots of cyclists that have to fit their bikes and gear in a small area so don’t spread out too much. Now take the time to study the transition area. Where do you start, where is the swim in (or Run1), bike in, bike out, run out and finish? Understand the flow. Memorize where your bike is racked. Feel free to ask questions to the Why Racing Event Crew – they are there to help you! Once the race starts, rookie triathetes should start at the back or to the sides of the swim. If someone panics, it would typcially be during the swim so try to start gradually and give yourself some space.  Once you finish your swim (or Run1), you will run to your bike, put on your helmet and glasses, change shoes if needed and follow instructions from course marshals to direct you around the transition area out the exit. You will be instructed to mount your bike and you’re off exiting safely, Bike as hard as you like but take the last mile or so to ride in an easier gear and flush out your legs a bit. That will help your final run a ton! When you arrive back at the transition area, you will be asked to dismount your bike and then run to your transition spot. You will rack your bike, take off your helmet and then change shoes if needed. Then you’re off for your final run. This is the segment of a Triathlon or Duathlon that is typically more challenging. Yes, your legs will feel heavy and tired. Feel free to go easy and take walk breaks if needed. It usually takes some time but your legs will start feeling better and you can ease into your normal pace. Triathletes & Duathletes prepare for this tough transition by practicing this type of Bike/Run workout appropriately called a ‘Brick Workout’ because your legs feel like bricks when running after cycling. But the more you practice, the easier that transition becomes. So when first starting out, don’t be so hard on yourself if it feels really tough – it gets better! Once your cross the finish line – CELEBRATE! You did it! Wear your medal and finishers’ shirt proudly! WAY TO GO!


  • Eat well the week before the event. Drink lots of water to ensure you're well hydrated and stock up on healthy fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources. Dinner the two or three nights before should be a balanced diet of carbs, protein and fat to provide you with sustainable energy. If you know a certain meal has worked in the past, stick with it! And get plenty of rest!
  • On race morning, your pre-race meal should contain easily digestible carbohydrates (ie. Oatmeal, fruit, energy bar) and should be eaten 1-4 hours before the event. Don't eat anything new. Eat what’s worked in the past. You don't want any unexpected surprises or digestive upsets.
  • During the event, take water at each of the aid stations. Even just a few sips will help. There will be no aid stations for the bike course, so please carry water and fuel on your bike. Gels and Energy Drink will be available at the aid stations.
  • Post event - Be sure to get some fluids into your system right away. Start with water and Golazo and then transition to Deschutes Brewery – it’s time to celebrate! Definitely consume some of the fruit, salad, rolls, and Kind energy bars that we will provide within 1 hour of finishing the event. This will help you recover much more quickly and replenish those depleted carbs in your muscles. Then later in the day - eat what you want (within reason). You deserve it! :)

HAVE FUN! As you travel to the race, repeat some positive self-statements about how good you feel and how excited you are about the event. Smile and get yourself in a good frame of mind. Remember to enjoy the experience. Try your best, but remember to pace yourself! You've already won just by showing up!

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our Partners

Deschutes Brewery is the Official Craft Beer Sponsor at all Why Racing Events. They provide varieties of their adventurous, award-winner lineup of hand-crafted beers for the athletes after the races and generously donate product for prizes. Deschutes Brewery is a strong supporter of various community events so when you're reaching for a beer, enjoy DB to thank them for their support of our sport, our athletes and our community.
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For 15 years, Fleet Feet Sports PDX has been a locally owned and operated specialty store dedicated to providing the Portland and Southwest Washington communities with superior products, excellent service, and unique events. Whether you are a runner, a walker, or anyone looking for a lifetime of fitness, then Fleet Feet Sports PDX is your store.
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Central Oregon, home to the cities of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Prineville, and Madras and the resort community of Sunriver. Start your vacation planning with a place to stay. In Central Oregon you will find some of the finest outdoor adventure with places for paddling, hiking, cycling, golfing and dining al fresco in the summer. In winter, areas of the High Desert turn into a snowy playground with skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating. It doesn't hurt that, whatever the season, we are home to some of the country's top craft breweries, unique boutiques for tax-free shopping, and world-class restaurants to please every lifestyle and budget. #adventurecalls #visitcentraloregon
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We serve local communities in SW Washington and are reachable across the entire nation. We're like a bank. Only better!
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Franz Bakery is a long-time valued partner of Why Racing Events. Franz Bakery is a fourth generation, family-owned baking company based in Portland, specializing in fresh and delicious bread, buns, bagels, cookies and pastries including healthy, organic, gluten-free options. And being a true NW bakery, their products include only the highest quality ingredients, baked fresh daily!
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There is something special about working with Bennington Properties - it's personal and unique.  They take pride in helping you through every step of your renting experience as if it was their very own.  As a family owned and operated business focused on building long-term relationships, you can trust that their expertise, blended with their strong desire to provide positive experiences, is their first priority. They offer a personalized and unique service built around your needs as a guest.  
Bennington Properties offers over 150 high quality homes in Sunriver & Caldera Springs; over 60% are Dog Loving Vacation Rentals™. Let the Bennington family create the perfect experience for your family. Whether you desire a cozy cabin in the woods or a Luxury Mountain Retreat, their Vacation Planners will guide you to the best spot – all you have to do is show up, ready for fun. 
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Cascara Vacation Rentals is focused on one thing: Your Vacation. Family owned and operated by Central Oregonians gives Cascara the knowledge and experience necessary to help make your vacation everything you want it to be - for Pacific Crest Weekend and every other Central Oregon visit! From golfing at one of Central Oregon’s 25 courses to Skiing and Boarding at Mt. Bachelor, just 20 miles away, Sunriver offers all of Central Oregon’s outdoor activities and so much more.
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Sunriver - Central Oregon - Mt. Bachelor is a great place to visit… no matter which season! Create Your Memory Today with Sunriver Vacations Made Simple by Mountain Resort Properties.
Mountain Resort Properties is family owned and operated, specializing in the very best of Sunriver, Oregon vacation rental options for Pacific Crest Weekend every ohter time of year. Whether you need a small condo, luxury executive home or a cluster of houses to accomodate an entire group, Mountain Resort is here to help you plan your ideal Central Oregon stay. And they have Pet Friendly Homes, too!
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Sunriver Resort is pleased to present Oregon vacation packages filled with the greatest variety of energizing and invigorating activities and amenities you'll find in just one convenient location. From world-class skiing and golf to the ultimate in relaxation and romance, no other destination resort offers so much for every member of the family all year round. Explore an assortment of Pacific Northwest vacation packages and start planning a getaway to Sunriver Resort today.
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Sunset Lodging has served Sunriver visitors for over 25 years with the best service and selection available.  We offer the best value in private home accommodations in Sunriver, including Sunset Perks discounts on local dining and adventures, free WIFI, and the largest selection of pet friendly homes. 
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Ready for an easy, stress-free family vacation? Vacasa is ready for you! At Vacasa, they’re more than just a website! They are property managers, housekeepers, photographers, reservation agents, and support teams. All across the globe, they help families and friends enjoy time together in their privately owned vacation homes.
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At Village Properties, your dreams are our passion! Village Properties is where to go for Sunriver vacation home rentals. Whether you plan to play, stay, or live in Sunriver, we can help make your dreams happen. Whether you are planning your Pacific Crest Weekend, a winter visit, your own home-away-from-home or a permanent residence in Sunriver, Village Properties is here to help you make your dreams come true!
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Our goal is to enhance the economic vitality of our community by promoting Bend as a year-round visitor and convention destination by maximizing collaborative partnerships, efficiently activating transient room tax revenue into effective sales and marketing programs, and cultivating a world-class visitor experience.
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The Village Bar & Grill is considered Sunriver’s neighborhood restaurant and local waterin’ hole, where you can enjoy an exceptionally relaxed dining experience. The restaurant offers a lunch and dinner “American Fare” menu featuring salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and a variety of specialty dishes. The wine list is short, food-friendly, and unpretentious. The bar has a reputation for making great drinks and providing a fine selection of beer.
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Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980's. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today Red Bull is available in 171 countries and over 62 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.
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Alpine Entertainment manages year-round activities and events at The Village at Sunriver. Enjoy Bumper Cars, Ice Skating, Power Jump, Rock Wall, Mini Golf, Twilight Cinema, events and more! Bring the family to The Village for a day of family fun, great restaurants and shopping.
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B&W International stands for high quality and functional case solutions with a range of different standard cases and offers individual solutions as well.
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BODYARMOR is a premium, better-for-you sports drink with electrolytes, vitamins, coconut water and other natural ingredients. Eleven great tasting flavors to keep you hydrated all the way to the finish line. Check out our two new LYTE flavors that are heavy on hydration, LYTE on calories. Pick up BODYARMOR Sports Drink at your local Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyer stores!
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A-Squared is based in Portland, Oregon. For those of you that aren't lucky enough to live here, Portland is the cycling capital of the U.S.A. It's from this cycling mecca that our company began and has been allowed to find its heart and soul. A-Squared's mission is simple: deliver high-quality carbon fiber bikes at great prices. The most important thing is that we DO NOT sacrifice quality for the price.
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Thirsty? Do you thirst for adventure? For love, laughter and everything wonderful life offers? You found us! Humm Kombucha handcrafted with LOVE in Bend, OR.
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Our Commitment to Sustainable Coffee. Every business decision we make at Don Francisco's is influenced by our commitment to promote thriving coffee-growing communities, preserve natural resources and protect our environment for future generations of our family and yours.
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How do they stay small and sell big? It's simple: years of experience. At Pro Caliber Bend, their mission is to offer you the latest in parts and products, at the best prices, and with unparalleled service. They pledge to use thier best efforts to make your experience both beneficial and enjoyable. Once you give them a try, they're sure you'll be back for more!
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Running Princess Apparel carries athletic wear for the fierce competitor to the Netflix marathoner. Their flagship store is now open at 351 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, or find them online at www.runningprincess.com. "Running Princess Apparel celebrates the athlete in every princess"
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NWPT is passionately committed to their mission of changing people's lives around the world by helping them adopt a more healthy and fit lifestyle so they look and feel their best. Their primary focus is to ensure their clients achieve the goals they have set for themselves. Nothing brings their trainers more joy than knowing they have positively impacted someone’s life.
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Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center- With more than 2.5 acres of grass, plus indoor/outdoor recreation pools, hot tub, water slides, lazy river, and a winter tubing hill – you can splish, splash, slide, and sunbathe to your heart’s content. 
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The Village at Sunriver offers something for everyone. Coffee and patries, craft beer, great restaurants, boutique shopping, fine art galleries, outdoor recreation and rentals, family entertainment and events. They look forward to seeing you at The Village!
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Nested on the North side of Sunriver, OR  - Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics - is a 30,000sf state-of-the-art facility that includes a cardio and weight room, fitness studio rooms, saunas, hot tub, swimming pool, wading pool, and Indoor Surf Wave Machine (the FlowRider) and much more.  We are mostly popular for having the only Indoor Surfing Machine in Oregon.
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Sweetwater SUP Rentals offers the premier stand up paddle board and kayak experience on beautiful Lacamas Lake in Camas WA. Calm waters, a scenic lake shore and wildlife above and below the water creates the perfect paddling experience regardless of skill level.  Group rates and lessons are available.  Find out more at www.sweetwatersuprentals.com or call us at 360-609-1212.
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XTERRA Wetsuits are designed for triathletes by triathletes — each one of our owners is a triathlete.
We are committed to bringing all triathletes the best performing triathlon wetsuits at the greatest value, combined with superior customer service. Our core values in business and sport motivate and drive us every day of the year to provide you with the best wetsuit in the industry.
We are triathletes who wear, use, and compete in the products we design and manufacture. We stand behind every wetsuit purchase with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our unique business model allows you to deal directly with the manufacturer that designs and distributes the product, offering you the highest performing product at the best value.
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Nonprofit organization with the purpose of providing unique experiences for kids in the Sunriver community.
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In 1985 Rudy Barbazza created Rudy Project with the firm conviction to improve the performance of athletes all over the world. A love of progress, a passion for style and a keen eye for quality all contributed to give life to his Vision: the world's most technologically advanced sports eyewear.
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The mission of University of Western States is to improve the health of society and advance the science and art of integrated health care through leadership and excellence in health sciences education, service, and the enhancement of knowledge through research and scholarship. University of Western States is committed to improving the quality of human life. They are a leader in education and health care, renowned for their programs, facilities and people. They achieve excellence through transformative practices in teaching and learning, scholarship, wellness promotion, and by fostering professional and community relationships.
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XX2i supports people that make a difference every day. People who are committed to a healthy, athletic lifestyle and being good citizens. People who appreciate quality, innovation and transparent marketing. We are committed to producing the best possible eyewear for outdoor enthusiasts and stand behind each product we produce with integrity and pride to insure your completely satisfied no matter what. All of our products are perfect for running, cycling, golfing, fishing, tennis, sport shooting and just about any outdoor activity.
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Hear the story of Yogi tea as told by those who lived it and still work here today. At Yogi, we believe the purpose of business is to serve. ... Yogi has continued to expand and evolve our tea offerings to address specific needs by creating specialized herbal formulas, blended for both flavor and purpose.
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Partnership Opportunities

Our athletes – triathletes, duathletes, runners, walkers, cyclists – are active, educated, middle to high income earners who are committed to their fitness while also supporting our community. They are loyal to brands that support their mission towards a healthy body, mind, spirit and world.

These athletes are strong consumers of:

  • Health & Wellness services such as Massage, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Natural Medicine, Acupuncture, Personal Training and Coaching. They break it down and need you to build it back up again and keep them healthy, fit and strong.
  • Bicycles – A Triathlete will often spend more money on their bike and accessories than they do on vital services!
  • Running Shoes – Every runner/triathlete recognizes the importance of a good pair of shoes and once they connect and have success with your brand, they become die-hard, loyal customers and brand ambassadors by default.
  • Active Gear & Clothing – Runners & Triathletes will spend a lot of money on tights, compression socks, waterproof clothing, running vests, water-proof jackets, hats, and gloves that make them more comfortable and able to endure the elements better. They also love shirts with fun, witty captions!
  • Technical Gadgets – Runners & Triathletes are often technological geeks and love GPS systems and downloadable products that allow them to track and analyze their performances
  • Energy Drinks, Bars & Jells – Competitive athletes require healthy, quick energy products and when they find the product that works for them, they rarely waiver and again become brand ambassadors and advocates.
  • Fast, cool cars – Runners & Triathletes have a need for speed and it’s not limited to their bikes. They love cool, fast, sporty vehicles that allow them to get outdoors!
  • Beer & Wine – Yes, serious athletes do enjoy drinking! Isn’t that why they train so hard?!
  • Restaurants – They train hard & eat big to refuel. They are often foodies always looking for the next go-to restaurant.
  • Financial Services – They are an educated, wealthy group and are smart enough to know they need to develop a plan for their financial future

Why Racing Events Inc., is the largest producers of Multi-Sport Events in the Northwest. We can provide you with the opportunity to gain brand recognition and loyalty of thousands of triathletes, runners, cyclists and walkers. We value businesses that provide high-quality products and relevant services which allow our athletes to thrive and to achieve their goals. We look for partnerships with companies which are creative and which help enhance our events and our athletes’ experiences.

We take our partnerships very seriously and recognize that both parties must benefit to assure a win:win arrangement. We offer a diverse range of sponsorship packages tailored to align seamlessly with your company’s marketing goals and provide a dynamic environment for delivering your corporate message and introducing your relevant products or services to this desirable target audience.

  • Title, Presenting, Gold, Silver, Bronze & Copper Penny options – We can tailor a sponsorship package to work with your budget!
  • Vendor Opportunities – Get face to face with our athletes and their family & friends and showcase your products and/or services
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    • Logo and link placement on Website, Event Pages and Social media
    • Recognition in email and direct athlete correspondence
    • Logo and link placement on Website, Event Pages and Social media platforms
    • Logo on event promotional fliers and posters
    • Logo on event products – ie t-shirts, goody bags, water bottles
    • Coupon/Promotional material in goody bags or online virtual goody bags
    • Company banners posted at events
    • Sponsor recognition during race announcements

For information on vendor opportunities at specific events and sponsorship opportunities for Why Racing Events Inc. please contact us at sponsorships@whyracingevents.com or complete the information below.

We’re always happy to discuss the possibilities of creating a win/win partnership with you!

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This event requires a ton of volunteers so if you can help recruit friends, family, spouses, companies, churches, or sports teams to help that would be extremely helpful. They will get front row seats to all the action!

Click here to review volunteer needs and to sign up!

In addition, our events offer a terrific fundraising opportunity for a club/organization (non-profit) and a fun, inspiring way to encourage and support the athletes that participate in these events. Under our fundraising program, $20-$25 will be paid to the non-profit organization for each volunteer 4-6+hour shift depending on our needs. All the volunteers will also get a snack, gift, goody bag and be able to enjoy the post-race festivities.

Race participants can also volunteer in return for race credits for future events! We love having athletes as volunteers because you totally get it and know how to take of our athletes!

We typically need about 100 volunteers per day for most events with tasks such as water stations, course marshals, food prep, finish line, & set up and clean up. Pacific Crest, because of the special nature of this event, requires about 800 volunteers for the weekend!

We work with a number of Central Oregon non-profits who volunteer in return for a donation to their organization. If you or your non-profit organization would like more information about how to volunteer for Pacific Crest, please click on the link above, complete the informaiton below or email volunteer@whyracingevents.com

And remember, there's no way we could host this event without the help and support of our volunteer team. Many have dedicated hours and hours of time to this event to assure the safety of our athletes and make the event more enjoyable. So be extra-nice to anyone helping out. Thank them as often as possible because we have been told we have the best volunteers ever and we want them to all come back next year!

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OFFICIAL PACIFIC CREST MERCHANDISE: Check out the Pacific Crest Merchandise! You're definitely going to want to get your hands on this gear as a reminder of your fabulous accomplishment. All items can be picked up in Sunriver at the Pacific Crest Official Merchandise Tent. Even if you can't participate this year, you're still going to want to sport these commemerative items to highlight this very special event.

Check out this years official Pacific Crest Merchandise here!

Our 2018 Finishers Medal for our BEASTMAN 72.3, OLYMPIC AND ULTRASPRINT, 5K, 10k, Half and Full Marathon (please note the ribbon will change for each event)

2018 Finishers Shirts


Follow the link below and use the code: R-WHYRACING
Your discount is 60% off wetsuits, and 55% off select boards


Follow the link below and use the code: R-WHYRACING
Your discount is 60% off wetsuits, and 55% off select boards

Check out the SWAG from prior years:



What happens if you race every single day at Pacific Crest?! 3-HEADED BEAST MEDAL!

What happens if you race two of the three days? BEAST MEDAL!

Check out our 2017 Kids Shirts sponsored by Bennington Properties and honoring Penny Bennington:

2016 SWAG:

  • Date: 06/22/2018 - 06/24/2018

  • Time: Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule below.

  • SUNRIVER: is located approximately 15 miles South of Bend, Oregon just off Hwy. 97 in Central Oregon. 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver, OR 97707

    ALTITUDE: 4,200 feet

    CLIMATE: Daytime temperatures range in the mid-seventies, with nights cooling down to the lower mid-forties. Click here to view Sunriver weather.

    City Mi to Sunriver Travel Time
    Boise, ID 334 6 hours
    Eugene, OR 143 2-3/4 hours
    Missoula, MT 600 10 hours
    Portland, OR 175 3 hours
    Reno, NV 355 6 hours
    San Francisco, CA 490 8-1/2 hours
    Seattle, WA 355 6 hours
    Spokane, WA 418 7 hours
    Vancouver, BC 503 8-3/4 hours
    Yakima, WA 238 4 hours

    *Based on an average driving speed of 60mph
    Map & Directions: View Map