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Faster Times, Double the Participants at 2012 Run for Chocolate

Sunriver Resort’s 2nd Annual Run for Chocolate

Faster Times, Double the Participants from Inaugural Year
For Immediate Release
February 18, 2012

(Sunriver, Ore.) — The Sunriver Resort 2012 Run for Chocolate 5K results are in, showing faster runners and nearly 200 participants in this rapidly growing race. Top finishers for the charity race, which benefits New Generations Child Care, were Jeff Dewalt from Rosewood with a time of 18:15, Jason Townsend of Bend with a time of 18:59 and Mark Robins of Salem in third place with a time of 19:19. The top female finisher was Bend local Courtney Braun who took 7th place overall with a time of 21:04.

Immediately after crossing the finish line, runners were treated to chocolate truffles and signature race hats. Racers then made their way to the warmth of the Sunriver Resort Hearth Room, where they indulged in various chocolate delicacies. Other special events during the Celebration of Chocolate at Sunriver Resort include:

Chocolate Sensation Spa Treatments
During the month of February, Sage Springs Spa is offering sensational chocolate spa treatments including Hot Chocolate stone massage and the Dark Chocolate Cocoa Bliss pedicure.

Wine, Beer, Cocktail & Chocolate Tastings
Expert representatives help guests pursue a litany of culinary passions: wine, craft beer, infused liquors and chocolate! Tastings presented by Chateau St. Michelle Winery, Constellation Wines, Lillie Belle Farms, Goodies Chocolate, Widmer Brother’s Brewing, and other local partners during select dates at the Sunriver Lodge.

Four Course Beer & Chocolate Menu
Enjoy a decadent four-course dinner for two all month long at the Sunriver Lodge. Menu includes optional Widmer craft beer pairings and courses such as Pretzel Crusted Crab Cakes with Bittersweet Chocolate Hollandaise, Cocoa & Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Tart Red Cherries & Chocolate Compote, and a dessert of Stout Chocolate Cup Cakes with Maple Syrup Ice Cream and Chocolate Dipped Bacon.

For Love and Chocolate Room Package
With this special package, enjoy a romantic escape that includes lodging accommodations for one night, a chocolate infused four-course dinner for two, and delicious chocolate-covered strawberries with a bottle of sparkling wine delivered upon arrival. Guests can take advantage of this package for as low as $199 per night!

About Sunriver Resort: Located in Central Oregon, Sunriver Resort features nearly 250 guestrooms and more than 300 vacation rental properties. A AAA Four-Diamond, Destination Hotels & Resorts property, Sunriver Resort is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with 63 holes of championship golf, 28 tennis courts, 35 miles of paved bike paths, three swimming complexes, an on-site marina, stables, observatory, world-class spa and fitness center and first-class youth and teen programs. Just 15 minutes away, Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort offers a plethora of winter activities from serene to extreme. For more information, call 800-801-8765 or visit

Erin Martin, Sunriver Resort, 541.410.4113,

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