Eleven events are on the schedule for the 2012 Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival, which will be staged in Sunriver today through Sunday. The weekend’s running and multisport lineup includes events ranging from hourslong endurance races to activities designed for youngsters. Descriptions of each race are listed below.
• Long course triathlon: In a race with distances similar to those in a half-Ironman triathlon, participants in Pacific Crest’s long course triathlon begin with a 1.2-mile open-water swim at Wickiup Reservoir, followed by a 56.3-mile point-to-point bike ride on Cascade Lakes Highway and Forest Service roads 45 and 40. The triathlon is completed after a 13.1-mile run on paved paths in Sunriver. This event serves as the TRI NorthWest Long Course Championships.
• Endurance duathlon: Offers the same distances and routes as the long course triathlon, minus the swim.
• Olympic-distance triathlon: Participants in this three-leg event perform a 1,500-meter open-water swim at Wickiup Reservoir, a 28-mile point-to-point bike ride primarily on Forest Service Road 40, and a 10-kilometer run on paved paths in Sunriver. Of the four multisport events offered at Pacific Crest, the Olympic-distance triathlon draws the biggest field. As of Saturday, more than 600 triathletes were registered.
• Olympic-distance duathlon: Offers the same distances and routes as the Olympic-distance triathlon, minus the swim.e_SClB• Marathon: This 26.2-mile footrace on wide, paved pathways in Sunriver is a certified Boston Marathon qualifier.
• Half marathon: This 13.1-mile footrace on wide, paved pathways in Sunriver is the most popular Pacific Crest event. As of Saturday, more than 1,100 runners were registered for the race.
• 10K and 5K runs/walks: Both footraces are staged on mostly flat, paved paths in Sunriver.
• Tour de Crest bike tours: These 55-mile and 26-mile noncompetitive bike rides traverse some of the same stretches as the long-course and Olympic-distance triathlon/duathlon cycling legs. Both rides, which do not include steep grades, start and finish in Sunriver.
• Kids’ Splash Pedal-n-Dash: A timed event for kids ages 12 and younger begins at the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center and includes a “splash” through three wading pools, followed by short bike and run legs. Entry fee is $25.
• Kids’ Dash 1-mile and half-mile runs: Kids age 12 and younger have two running options from which to choose for this event, which is staged in the Sunriver Village Mall. Entry fee is $12.
The finish line for all events is located in the Athlete Village in the Sunriver Village Mall off Abbot Drive in Sunriver. All running races also begin at the Athlete Village. For registration information, visit racecenter.com/pacificcrest/register.htm.
7 a.m. — Packet pickup/registration for Tour de Crest bike tours (at the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center)
8 a.m. — Start of the Tour de Crest
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Packet pickup and Sport & Fitness Expo (kids races packet pickup until 3 p.m. only)
4 p.m. — Kids’ Splash Pedal-n-Dash
6:30 p.m. — Athlete pre-race briefing, main stage
6 a.m. — Packet pickup and registration for marathon and half marathon, Athlete Village
7:30 a.m. — Marathon begins
8 a.m. — Half marathon begins
9 a.m. — Long course triathlon and endurance duathlon begin at Wickiup Reservoir
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Sport & Fitness Expo
9:10 a.m. (approx.) — First half-marathon participant expected to finish
10 a.m. (approx.) — First marathon participant expected to finish
Noon — Awards ceremony for marathon and half marathon
Noon to 4 p.m. — Packet pickup and registration for Sunday’s events
12:30 p.m. (approx.) — First endurance duathlon participant expected to finish
12:50 p.m. (approx.) — First long course triathlon participant expected to finish
4 p.m. — Awards ceremony for long course triathlon and endurance duathlon
7:30 a.m. — Packet pickup and registration for 5K and 10K runs, Athlete Village
8 a.m. — Kids’ Dash 1-Mile and 1⁄2-Mile races
9 a.m. — Olympic triathlon and duathlon begin at Wickiup Reservoir
9 a.m. — 5K run/walk begins
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Sport & Fitness Expo
9:15 a.m. — 10K run/walk begins
10 a.m. — Awards ceremony for 5K
11 a.m. — Awards ceremony for 10K
11:05 a.m. (approx.) — First Olympic-distance participant expected to finish
1 p.m. — Awards ceremony for Olympic triathlon and duathlon