While Sunriver, Oregon is often a destination selected by travelers in the name of rest and relaxation, runners make their way to this Oregon gem of a city in September for a chance to cover many miles on foot and push the limits of their athletic ability. The Sunriver Marathon for a Cause once again makes it way through town on September 1,
Sunriver Marathon Logistics
The Sunriver Marathon, one of our favorite Sunriver activities and things to do, will inevitably attract crowds of runners looking to complete the 26.2- mile challenge that winds through beautiful Sunriver, however, there are a variety of alternative races on the same day for individuals hoping to customize their athletic experience. Participants can elect to sign up the 5K race or half-marathon option while kids will be thrilled with the opportunity to participate in a number of kids dash races. This fun for everyone event is made even more meaningful with a portion of the proceeds being donated towards the fight against breast cancer.
The Sunriver Marathon route is designed as a loop and all runners begin the race at the Sunriver Resort Lodge located at 17600 Center Drive. The front lawn of the resort marks the official starting point and once the competition begins, racers will make their way along a beautiful and paved path that remains relatively flat throughout the duration of the run. The race ends on the back lawn of the Sunriver Resort Lodge with a requirement for runners to finish the route within 6-hours. While the goal is to finish the race, runners will love the view during this athletic journey. Participants are privy to beautiful views of the Deschutes River as well as stunning high-desert scenery along the way.
The Sunriver Marathon is a highly popular race and participants are encouraged to register online well in advance of race day. Avid racers will want to note that the Sunriver Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying race. Those who know they want to run the Sunriver Marathon but could stand for some pre-race training will want to get matched up with a world-class coach through RunDoyen before the big day.
Race and Stay in Sunriver
Once you’ve crossed the finish line, be sure you’re booked into a comfortable and relaxing vacation rental home that gives you a place to rest up in style. The team at Arrived has a vast portfolio of properties that will keep you close to the race route while providing a luxurious place to call your own while you’re in Sunriver. Contact us today to start planning your Sunriver activities and things to do, and to book one of
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