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Course Details

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival

BEASTMAN 58 MILE BIKE

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. Note this is not a closed course so ride safely and defensively. Be especially cautious as you return back into Sunriver through the Business areas.

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

BEASTMAN HALF MARATHON

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).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE 72.3 BEASTMAN HALF MARATHON MAP

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON SWIM

OLYMPIC SWIM – 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. 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.

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON BIKE

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE OLYMPIC & ULTRA-SPRINT 28.6 MILE BIKE COURSE MAP.

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON 10k RUN

OLYMPIC RUN – 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).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE OLYMPIC 10K RUN COURSE

ULTRA SPRINT

ULTRA SPRINT:The Ulta-Sprint Swim Course is a 1 loop, 1/2 mile swim, the exact same 28 mile Bike Course as the Olympic distance and a 3.5 mile run. Many athletes LOVE this shorter swim and run option!

ULTRA SPRINT TRIATHLON SWIM

ULTRA SPRINT SWIM– 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. 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.

ULTRA SPRINT TRIATHLON BIKE

ULTRA SPRINT BIKE – 28 Miles. Same course as the Olympic Bike course.

ULTRA SPRINT TRIATHLON 3.5 MILE RUN

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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE ULTRA-SPRINT 3.5 MILE RUN MAP.

MARATHON

MARATHON & HALF MARATHON COURSE: 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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE MARATHON COURSE MAP.

HALF MARATHON

MARATHON & HALF MARATHON COURSE: 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.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE HALF MARATHON COURSE MAP.

5K

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE 5K COURSE MAP.

10K

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE 10K COURSE MAP.

28K TRAIL RUN

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

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

TOUR DE CREST BIKE RIDES

TOUR DE CREST RIDES: 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!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE 26-MILE TOUR DE CREST COURSE MAP

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!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE TOUR DE CREST 55-MILE COURSE MAP

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.

KIDS 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)
4:05pm – Group 2: Age 9 & 10 (no parents)
4:15pm – Group 3: Age 7 & 8 (no parents)
4:30pm – Group 4: Age 5 & 6: (Optional parents for children not ready to venture out on their own – just speak to a Race official)
4:45pm – Group 5: Age 4 & Under (with parents) – Parents walk beside pools and stay with kids on course.

 

COURSE DETAILS FOR KIDS SPLASH PEDAL & DASH -AGE 3-8

COURSE DETAILS FOR KIDS SPLASH PEDAL & DASH -AGE 9-12

COURSE DETAILS FOR KIDS HALF MILE DASH

COURSE DETAILS FOR KIDS MILE DASH

EXPO SITE PLAN

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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CONTACT

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

Phone: (360) 314-4682

Email: info@whyracingevents.com