Pacific Crest Endurance Festival

Returning in 2022

Central Oregon

Pacific Crest Endurance Festival
Returning in 2022

Central Oregon

Pacific Crest Endurance Festival
Returning in 2022

Central Oregon

About Pacific Crest Endurance Festival



Pacific Crest meets the Pacific Ocean for the 25th Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival!  This event has something for everyone including Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K/10K, Half Marathon Trail Run, Bike Tours & Kids Races! Beastman 72.3 distance will return in 2022, including additional trail runs.  Rally your friends & family for an incredible RACE-cation!

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 Friday morning, with the competition and fun continuing into Sunday afternoon. The full, fun weekend includes Tour de Pacific Bike Tours, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Triathlons, Duathlons & AquaBike, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, Half Marathon Trail Run and three kids events – truly something for everyone! We will host a FREE SUNSET CONCERT on Friday and Saturday night open to the community. We will Rock the Peninsula and keep the celebration going all weekend.

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 Long Beach, Washington.

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!

Race Starts in:








Check out how much fun we had last year at Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival!

Date & Time

June 25, 26, 27, 2021


Tour de Pacific Bike Tour – 8:00 AM at Ilwaco High School

Kid’s Pedal-n-Dash for kids ages 12 & under – 4:00 PM at the Long Beach Arch

Expo / Packet Pickup / Registration 10 AM – 5 PM at Veterans Memorial Field

Community Concert 6 PM – 9 PM at Veterans Memorial Field


Half Marathon Trail Run – 7:00 AM at Ilwaco High School

Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike – 8 AM at Ilwaco High School

Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike – 8 AM at Ilwaco High School

Expo / Packet Pickup / Registration 8 AM – 3 PM at Veterans Memorial Field

Community Concert 6 PM – 9 PM at Veterans Memorial Field


Marathon 7 AM at Long Beach Arch

Half Marathon 7:30 AM at Long Beach Arch

Kids Dashes (1-mile & 1/2-mile)  8:00 AM at Long Beach Arch

5K & 10K Run/Walks 8:30 AM at Long Beach Arch

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, Long Beach, Washington. The competition will be fierce and this is an event not to be missed!

Location Details

Central Oregon – Location TBD


Sunriver, OR

Important Pre-Race Instructions, Planning, Preparation & FAQ – Coming Soon!

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 25 years so you know it’s got to be pretty special!
  2. FREE SUNSET CONCERT ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS – 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!
  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 Veterans field 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. There is a race for absolutely everyone including the Half Marathon Trail Run so tell all your trail buddies or try something new yourself! So now you can choose from the Olympic Tri/Du/AquaBike, Ultra-Sprint Tri/Du/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Half Marathon Trail Run, 12.4 and 24.8 mile Tour de Pacific, Kids Tri and Kids ½ mile and 1 mile dashes. So that’s 18 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! 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. 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!
  8. The Beach!!  You can’t beat hanging out at the beach after an amazing event!
  9. Lots of family activities to do at the beach – arcades, put-put golf, go carts, hiking, biking trails, kites….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 18 events

The Pacific Crest Weekend begins on Friday 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 some of the best competitive racing you will find in the country.


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

Olympic Tri: 1.5k Swim/24.8 mi Bike/10k Run
Olympic Duathlon: 24.8 mi Bike/10k Run
Olympic AquaBike: 1.5k Swim / 24.8 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: 1/2 mile Swim/12.4 mi Bike/3.1 mile Run
Ultra-Sprint Duathlon: 12.4mi Bike/3.1 mile Run
Ultra-Sprint AquaBike: 1/2 mile Swim / 12.4 mile Bike

Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k Run/Walks:  These courses begin and end at the iconic Long Beach Arch.  You will run along wide, paved, very scenic bike paths that will take you along the peninsula with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Once finished, runners can enjoy the finish line festivities, including the Sports & Fitness Expo and live entertainment.

Half Marathon Trail Run: An extremely scenic, point to point course starting at Ilwaco High School and finishing under the iconic Long Beach Arch.  You will have amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Northhead Lighthouse and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.

Tour de Pacific:
These non-competitive short and long course bike tours offer fantastic scenery allowing friends and family to ride parts of Olympic & Sprint Distance bike courses and see the Long Beach Peninsula. 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. With that said, these courses are NOT kid-friendly. Make the Tour de Crest events part of your family getaway and enhance your enjoyment of the Pacific Crest 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 snacks 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 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 are 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.

Packet Pickup Details


Veterans Field, Long Beach, Washington

June 25th FRIDAY 10 AM - 6:00 PM

June 26th SATURDAY - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

June 27th SUNDAY - 6:00 AM - 9:00 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.

Pacific Crest Master Schedule - COMING SOON

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 Purse for the Pacific Crest 72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon:

1st Place $1000
2nd Place $650
3rd Place $450
4th Place $250
5th Place $125
TOTAL: $4950
($2475 x 2 for

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 Tour de Pacific on Friday morning, the Olympic 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.



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: info@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.

Pacific Crest App

PACIFIC CREST APP: 2021 APP coming soon! The app has all the 2021 race weekend information you need including the schedule, course maps, important information and FAQs, directions, parking info, sponsor info, selfies, results and more! It’s also a very easy way for us to communicate any last minute or emergency updates and for you to have all the information you need right on your cell phone.

Travel & Accommodations

AIR TRAVEL – The Portland International Airport (PDX) is roughly a 2 hour drive from Long Beach, WA.

ACCOMMODATIONS – Make a vacation out of your Pacific Crest Weekend participation! Come to Long Beach for the competition and stay to enjoy all that Long Beach Peninsula and beautiful Washington has to offer!

Choose from nearly 2000 homes, condominiums, cabins, camping & RV sites in the area. 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 the Pacific Crest ocean.


Slow down, unplug, and enjoy all the Washington coast has to offer. The Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County have an abundance of ultra-fresh seafood, endless beach, northwest rain forests, and unique places to stay. Close to both Portland and Seattle, it’s an easy escape and the perfect place to create traditions that last a lifetime.


There are many places to camp on the Peninsula. Check out their website for more details.

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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WHY Racing Events Inc.
1108 NE 146th Street, Suite J
Vancouver, WA 98685

Phone: (360) 314-4682

Email: info@whyracingevents.com