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!
BRAND NEW THIS YEAR! 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!
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.
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!
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!
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!