Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival
June 18 – 20, 2021

Location Pending Permits Due to COVID-19

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival
June 18 - 20, 2021

Location Pending Permits Due to COVID-19

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival
June 16 – 18, 2021

Location Pending Permits Due to COVID-19

Check out your Pacific Crest Pre-Race Instructions here!

About Pacific Crest



The 25th 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! Rally your friends & family for an incredible RACE-cation!

Each year, thousands of athletes, their family and friends, converge on majestic 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. 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 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! We will host a FREE SUNSET CONCERT on Friday and Saturday night open to the community. We will Rock the Village 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 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!

Race Starts in:








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

Date & Time

June 16, 17, 18, 2021


28K & 50K Trail Run – 7:00am for the 50K / 7:30am for the 28K at Wanoga Snow Park

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


Marathon & Half Marathon – 7:00am in Sunriver Village by the Registration Tent

72.3 BEASTMAN Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike – 8:00am at Wickiup


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

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!

Location Details

Location Pending due to COVID-19. Location announcement coming soon.

Important Pre-Race Instructions, Planning, Preparation & FAQ

This is a spectacular venue but with 20 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 24 years so you know it’s got to be pretty special!
  1. 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!
  2. Party Central – Pacific Crest is not just a Race – it’s the after party that 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!
  3. Ultra Sprint continues to be a popular option – 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 at Pacific Crest, this distance is more manageable than the Oly and the 72.3 BEASTMAN!
  4. 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
  5. There is a race for absolutely everyone including the 28K & 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! You’ll earn a special 3-headed Beast Medal for those of you who are extra Beastly and do an event every single day!
  6. 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!
  7. Bend is 15 minutes away and the rest of Central Oregon and all it has to offer is a short drive! Click here to get a glimpse of what a short drive to Bend has to offer.
  8. 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!

Check out what Running USA had to say about Pacific Crest

If you’ve never been to Sunriver before, check out the videoclip above that highlights the beauty of this area.

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

Race details for all 20 events

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 some of the best competitive racing you will find in the country.

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 how 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 among 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 & AquaBike – Although 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 & AquaBike – We’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 multisport 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 Beastman, 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 are NOT 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 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 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. All the proceeds from the Kids’ races go to Care for Kids to help local kids!

Packet Pickup Details




June 26th FRIDAY - 10:00 AM ~ 7:00 PM

June 27th SATURDAY - 10:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM

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

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 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.



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 $3 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 $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.

View the Important Pre Race Instructions, 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- $18, please purchase a ticket here  


Pacific Crest App

PACIFIC CREST APP: 2020 APP coming soon! The app has all the 2020 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 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 Pacific 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. 


Staying in Sunriver will keep you closer to all the event festivities but some of our athletes prefer to stay in Bend, a 15 minute drive from the finish line festivities.

Visit Bend

Sunriver’s Premier Vacation Property Management Companies:

Bennington Properties

Cascara Vacation Rentals

Mountain Resort Properties


Sunset Lodging

Sunriver Resort
(855) 420-8206
Sunriver Resort

Village Properties


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.

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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1108 NE 146th Street, Suite J
Vancouver, WA 98685

Phone: (360) 314-4682

Email: info@whyracingevents.com