Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival

June 14 - 16, 2024

Bend, Oregon

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival
June 14 - 16, 2024

Bend, Oregon

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival
June 14 - 16, 2024

Bend, Oregon

About Pacific Crest Endurance Festival



Join us for the 29th Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival!  This event has something for everyone including the Pilot Butte Challenge, Beastman 70.3, Olympic & Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K/10K & Kids Races! Rally your friends & family for an incredible RACE-cation you won’t want to miss!  

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. 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.

Pacific Crest events begin Thursday evening with the competition and fun continuing into Sunday afternoon. The full, fun weekend includes Pilot Butte Challenge, 5K, 10K, Marathon, Half Marathon, Kids Splash – Pedal & Dash, Beastman, Olympic & Sprint Triathlons, Duathlons & AquaBike  – truly something for everyone!

Join 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 in beautiful, scenic Bend, Oregon.

The event and accommodations 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!

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Date & Time

June 14, 15 & 16, 2024


Packet Pickup 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

**New location – Foot Zone 842 NW Wall St Bend OR **

Pilot Butte Challenge 6:00 PM. 


Marathon – 7:00 AM

Half Marathon- 7:00 AM  

5k & 10k- 8:00 AM 

Kids Splash, Pedal, & Dash- 4:00 PM


Beastman Triathlon & Duathlon 7:00 AM

Pacific Crest Deschutes Dash – Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon 7:18 AM

Pacific Crest Deschutes Dash – Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon 7:33 AM

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival has been dubbed one of the PREMIER events of its 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, Bend, OR. The competition will be fierce and this is an event not to be missed!

Location Details

Riverbend Park

799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97702


Farewell Bend Park

1000 SW Reed Market Road

Bend, Oregon 97702


Important Pre-Race Instructions, Planning, Preparation & FAQ 

This is a spectacular venue but with 18 different events all starting at different locations and point-to-point Triathlon and Multi-Sport events, there are a lot of logistics to plan and organize. Carefully read the document above to assure you have a safe and enjoyable race experience. We want to answer all your questions!

Creating your ultimate RACE-CATION experience!

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

  1. The race has been going on for 26 years so you know it’s got to be pretty special!
  2. Expo, Beer & Food Garden, DJ on Saturday Night. This event is open to the whole community! Come on out and see what Bend has to offer, explore multiple vendors and craftsmen!
  3. Party Central – Pacific Crest is not just a Race – it’s the after-party that keeps people coming back year after year!  Join us at Riverbend Park for a community concert on the greens. It’s going to be an awesome area for the music, award ceremony and sharing post-race stories!
  4. Sprint continues to be a popular option – ½ mile Swim, 12.4 mile Bike and a 3.1 mile run! With a flat and fast bike, this distance is manageable for everyone!
  5. 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
  6. You can choose from the Pacific Crest Beastman Tri/Du/Aquabike, Pacific Crest Deschutes Dash Olympic Tri/Du/AquaBike, Pacific Crest Deschutes Dash Sprint Tri/Du/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Tri & Pilot Butte Challenge. So that’s 9 DIFFERENT EVENTS ALL WEEKEND! And yes, we are bringing back the BEAST medal so if you do 2 events over the weekend, you’ll get some pretty cool bling! You’ll earn a special 3-headed Beast Medal for those of you who are extra Beastly and do an event every single day!
  7. Fun Expo with vendors offering specials and samples catering to all you fit and healthy athletes.
  8. Bend, OR!!  You can’t beat hanging out in Bend after an amazing event!
  9. Lots of family activities to do in Bend – Mountain Air Trampoline Park, or Trampoline Zone. If you’ve got a need for speed, K1 offers indoor Kart racing that’s fun for the whole family, vintage video games at Vector Volcano, or head to Sun Mountain Fun Center for bumper cars, bowling, and games galore, hiking, biking trails, floating the Deschutes….the activities are endless!
  10. This is the Northwest’s largest sporting race! Thousands of athletes just like YOU ready to race, party and have a fabulous weekend!

Check out what Running USA had to say about Pacific Crest

Race details for all events

The Pacific Crest Weekend begins on Friday and the Celebration continues through Sunday. The weekend festival includes a Sports & Fitness Expo, the Crux Beer & Food garden, Live Entertainment, fun, camaraderie, and some of the best competitive racing you will find in the country.


Beastman Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike – The Beastman Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike includes an Elite Wave for our competitive athletes. This long course will challenge you and reward you with absolutely incredible views.

Beastman Tri: 800 Meter Swim/56.70 Mile Bike/13.1Mile Run
Beastman Duathlon: 5K Run/56.70 Mile Bike/13.1 Mile Run
Beastman AquaBike: 800 Meter Swim/56.70 Mile Bike

Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike – The Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike will challenge you while rewarding you with absolutely incredible views.

Olympic Tri: 800 Meter Swim/25 Mile Bike/10k Run
Olympic Duathlon: 5K Run/25 Mile Bike/10k Run
Olympic AquaBike: 800 Meter Swim/25 Mile Bike

Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike –  You’ll get all the incredible views at a manageable distance so you still have the energy to party!

Sprint Tri: 800 Meter Swim/12 Mile Bike/3.1 Mile Run
Sprint Duathlon: 3.1 Mile Run/12 Mile Bike/3.1 Mile Run
Sprint AquaBike: 800 Meter Swim / 12 Mile Bike

Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k Run/Walks:  These courses begin and end at Riverbend Park.  You will run along wide, paved, very scenic bike paths that will take you along the Deschutes River and Downtown Bend. Once finished, runners can enjoy the finish line festivities, including the Sports & Fitness Expo and live entertainment.

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 100 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 are precious and priceless. 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.

Packet Pickup Details


Friday, June 14 


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (All Events) REVISED TIME  - PLEASE NOTE

842 NW WALL ST, Bend, OR 97703

Pilot Butte 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pilot Butte Challenge Only)

NE Linnea Dr, Bend, OR 97701

Saturday, June 15th 

Riverbend Park

799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97702

Run Only Events: 5:30 AM - 9 AM

Shirt Exchange for Run Events: 9 AM - 10 AM

All Events: 12 PM - 5 PM

Sunday, June 16th

Riverbend Park

799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97702

5:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Shirt Exchange (All Events) 10 AM - 11 AM

REMEMBER YOUR ID AND USAT MEMBERSHIP CARD (if applicable) - It's a USAT requirement! 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.

Packet Pickup, Registration and Expo Map:

Awards & Celebrations

Course Records


2015– Max Hite 16:05

2015– Linda Spooner 18:51:00


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

28K Trail Run:

2019– Stephen Snazuk 1:48:36.5

2019– Elissa Sander 2:05:35.9

50K Trail Run:

2018– Nick Magel 3:51:28

2019– Colleen Little 4:51:49.0

Ultra Sprint Triathlon:

2016– Evan Pardi 1:45:18

2016– Seeley Gutierrez 1:59:32

Ultra Sprint Duathlon:

2016– Derek Hager 1:34:19

2018– Tiedji Baker 1:42:39

Ultra Sprint Aquabike:

2016– Marco Ramirez 1:31:59

2018– Leslie Beard 1:47:17

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

2018- Jennifer Henkel 1:50:41

Beastman Triathlon:

2014 – Matt Lieto 4:05:39
2019 – Kinsey Laine 4:32:44.0

Beastman Duathlon:

2011– Jeff Hoppert 3:57:45

2014– Laura Wiley 4:47:29

Beastman Aquabike:

2017– Brian Weissinger 3:15:08

2019– Matt Legrand 3:19:50.6

We think you’re all winners just for showing up! But to reward those speedsters, we will be awarding Top 3 Male & Female and Top Masters athletes in each Triathlon, Duathlon & Running event and 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 2024 Purse for the Pacific Crest 72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon:

1st Place $TBD
2nd Place $TBD
3rd Place $TBD
4th Place $TBD
5th Place $TBD


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 – We will also award Top 2 Relay Teams in Men/Womens/Mixed Triathlon division and Top 2 Mixed Team in Duathlon/AquaBike division

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.


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 Pilot Butte on Thursday evening, the 10K on Saturday and the Sprint Triathlon 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.


The Pacific Crest Multi-Sport Weekend 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 $3 million. 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: brock@whyracingevents.com

Special Instructions

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!

View the Pacific Crest Master Schedule – COMING SOON.

View the Important Pre Race Instructions, Planning, Preparation and FAQs.

Travel & Accommodations

AIR TRAVEL –For athletes flying in, Visit Central Oregon will help you decide whether you want to fly into Portland Airport (PDX – 3-hour drive) or the Bend/Redmond Airport. They will also help rent a vehicle which we recommend so you can easily get around the race venue and see everything Central Oregon has to offer.

ACCOMMODATIONS – Visit Central Oregon is the official provider of visitor information. Go to  visitcentraloregon.com or call Visit Central Oregon’s free concierge service at 800-800-8334 to plan your entire stay in Bend-Sunriver, Oregon (lodging, activities, dining, and transportation).   

Our hotel sponsor, Waypoint Hotel, has special discounts for athletes and their families with a premier location next to brewpubs, distilleries and parks.


Here in Central Oregon, your idea of adventure is limited only by your imagination. No matter the season, you’re bound to find several weekends’ worth of fun around our rich region.

WAYPOINT HOTELCall directly 541-382-7011 for the special rate for athletes and family members. Waypoint Hotel is a boutique hotel, just off Highway 97 in Bend’s Mid-Town. This hotel includes a spacious lobby featuring 8 local brews and ciders on tap, outdoor fire pits, and an on-site food truck serving comfort food. Whether traveling for work, pleasure, or a bit of both, our location is ideal to meet, retreat, and have some fun.  Just around the corner from the Waypoint Hotel you’ll find several brewpubs and a distillery. For those who enjoy a beautiful morning run, we are within a half-mile of Pioneer Park, which borders the Deschutes River. If you are prepared to venture a little further, you’ll find that we are only minutes from the lakes, rivers, mountains and golf courses for which Bend is famous.


There are many places to camp in Central Oregon. The Central Oregon Visitors Association is Pacific Crest’s official provider of Visitor Information. 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).  

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

Event Partners

We’re honored to partner with these great companies to provide you the absolute best race experience. We couldn’t do it without them so please show them the LOVE and support them as a thank you for all they do for our community.




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210 E. 4th St, Suite B
La Center, WA 98629

Phone: (360) 314-4682

Email: info@whyracingevents.com