We’ve Added Trail Running!

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Can you believe it is less than a month to the 21st Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Event?! We’re all geared up and ready to rock and roll!


Generic photo. Credit: http://nwtrailruns.com/events/paradise-valley-trail-run/

The 25K Trail 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 25K 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!

Watch next year for the Inaugural 50K Distance!

Course Map:

March, April, May… PAC CREST!

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It’s getting closer by the day!  We hope you’re preparing because this is going to be a huge weekend!  WHY Racing is adding events as well.  The hope is to add Trail Running!!  It’s not official, they’re waiting on some permissions, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do!  Meanwhile, more meetings, more collaborations, more logistics and more preparations are underway as we build to the 21st Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Event!  We hope you can join us!  If you need lodging, don’t forget to check out our lodging page.







Meetings are Underway!

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Some meetings have already taken place and more are headed our way!  Meetings at Sunriver with the sponsoring companies are coming up in February.  That’s when the ground work gets started.  It may take a village to raise a family, but it takes a huge number of people to bring this enormous event together!  We’re grateful for all those involved; from sponsors to WHY Racing staff and all the volunteers.  While Sunriver is buried under snow right now (See Pictures), we do expect a full recovery by June!  We’ll see you then!


2017 Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival!

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The 2017 PacCrest is now just over 6 months away!  We hope you’ve been keeping up that regimen so you’re prepared!   This year’s dates are:

June 23- June 25.  Once again, this huge event is being based in gorgeous Sunriver, OR and will have 20 different scenic races on paved forest trails with views of Mt. Bachelor and the Deschutes River.   These are USAT Sanctioned races!  There are also the Kids’ Splash and Dash, Kids’ runs, a fitness expo, mini golf, bumper cars, jump houses and rock climbing.   There are relay options for family and friends and of course awards and prizes!

The PacCrest helps support Care for Kids and various other local and Northwest charities.  Make  sure you get signed up early and save on your registration!  Register HERE and don’t forget to reserve your housing to with out partner company: Cascara Vacation Rentals located right in the heart of Sunriver.  With decades of experience and local knowledge plus service that is second to none, Cascara will take your trip and make it into memories!




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Here are some great photos from the Pac Crest!  We hope you enjoy them.  If you weren’t able to make it out for the 20th anniversary, we go full steam ahead for Year 21!











What a Fantastic Weekend!

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WOW!  What an incredible weekend!  The 20th Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival is in the books and we had beautiful weather and fantastic staff and volunteers!  You can find results here: http://whyracingevents.com/event/871/#past-events-results-photos  With the PacCrest behind us, we’ll be off from posting for a bit.  The next PacCrest is UNOFFICIALLY taking place on June 23 – 25, 2017.  Keep your eyes here in Fall to get official dates and registration information!  If you plan on being here for the big 21, reserve your home today through our partner, Cascara Vacation Rentals.  We’ll see you all NEXT YEAR!

PacCrest Biking


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Today was DAY ONE of the 20th Anniversary Event!  The vendors are all set up, several races took place.  The weather made it great for the athletes and spectators/visitors.  The Scavenger Hunt goes until 7 (Hint, it’s 20 push-ups at Cascara Vacation Rentals office, but the prize is worth it!).  We hope you have the chance to enjoy the ongoings!

Here we go!

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It’s Prep Week here in Sunriver! The 20th Anniversary of the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports festival starts THIS FRIDAY! With the vacationers and the set-up crews running around the Village, it’s going to be doubly busy! We’re so excited for the big event! The weather is looking good (for athletes) and we hope to see you out here!

Pac Crest Tri Swim 2 - Pac Crest_TNT runner village sunriver


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Wow time flies!  It’s Father’s Day Weekend. That means next week is PacCrest! The staff and crew are heading in. The weather looks to be cooperating. It’s all coming together! We’re excited to have you all join us!

The Sunriver Scene Article!

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SR Scene PCSWF article

There is an article in the Sunriver Scene by Why Racing’s own President, Sherri McMillan!  It talks about race preparation and registration.  You’ll find it on page 14.  If you’re local, you can pick up a copy of the Scene most anywhere in Sunriver.  Or you can find it online here: https://issuu.com/sunriverscene/docs/april_2016_sunriver_scene

We’re getting more and more excited as the date gets closer!  Are you participating?!