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Registration Opens for 2013 Sunriver Marathon for a Cause

Sunriver Resort Race Weekend to Include Seven Running Events, One for Every Fitness Level


For Immediate Release

 January 18, 2013

(Sunriver, Ore.) —Registration for the Third Annual Sunriver Marathon for a Cause is open through, Sunriver Resort announced today. Those who register early will secure the year’s lowest rates for the popular charity races, which have earned more than $31,000 for Susan G Komen and breast cancer research since they began in 2011.

With this announcement, come details of expansion for Sunriver Resort’s Marathon for a Cause – a rapidly growing event known for its picturesque courses, high-quality schwag and passionate volunteers. The Resort has added a new half marathon race, a "race challenge," and expanded Lodging packages, including a Ladies Weekend Race Package and Family Lodging Package, to the August 31- September 1 roster.

"To me, the beauty of Sunriver Resort races is just how different they are from many big-city runs," said Race Director Debra Martyn-Jones. "Here, you can book a weekend with your girlfriends, walk to the starting line, enjoy gorgeous scenery, and be on the massage table by noon."

The diversity of races available (seven races in the span of two days), and their timing within the overall race season (Sunday’s Marathon is a Boston qualifier, the both half marathons are official training races for Portland Marathoners) make the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause the answer to nearly every race goal.


Here, an overview of the Marathon for a Cause race events for 2013:


5 K 

A music and pet-friendly race taking place August 31 at 9:00 am starting and returning to the Sunriver Resort Lodge. Finishers receive a commemorative prize; awards given to top female, male and masters winners.



Also a USATF-certified, pet-friendly, and music-friendly race, the 10K begins August 31 at 9:10 am. Finishers receive a commemorative prize; awards are given to top female, male and masters racers as well.


Kid’s Marathon

A creative way to keep kids active throughout the summer, the Kids Marathon challenges youths to log 25 one-mile training runs before finishing the last mile of their "marathon"

at Sunriver Resort on the morning of August 31. For children under the age of 12; finishers receive a t-shirt, medal and a chocolate milk.


Kid’s Dash

A 1K dash for fun for our youngest athletes held on August 31 behind the Sunriver Lodge. All finishers receive a t-shirt, medal and a chocolate milk; a great way to build confidence and a positive outlook on exercise!


First Half Marathon

A newly added race scheduled for Saturday morning, August 31, on a unique course from Sunday’s race. Finishers receive a custom race medal; awards given to top female, male and masters winners.


Second Half Marathon

A half marathon starting at 8:00 am on Sunday, September 1 that weaves through Sunriver Resort, Caldera Springs and Crosswater to end at the Meadows Lawn. Finishers receive a custom race medal; awards given to top female, male and masters winners.


Marathon for a Cause

Join us Sunday, September 1 at 7:45 am for 26.2 miles on our USATF-Certified Course in this Boston Qualifier race as you wind through the picturesque high desert landscapes of Sunriver, Caldera Springs and Crosswater. Walkers welcome within a generous 6.5 hour cut-off time. Finishers receive a custom race medal; awards given to top female, male, and masters winners.


Challenge Races

 It’s all about bragging rights for this newly added challenge in which the finisher of two events over the weekend receives yet a third specially designed shirt and medal. Challenge #1 consists of a half marathon Saturday and half marathon on Sunday; Challenge #2 includes a half marathon Saturday and a full marathon Sunday; Challenge #3 involves a 10K on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday.

For 2013, Sunriver Resort expects a substantial increase to its 2012 numbers, which saw more than 1,000 runners from 20 states, and donated $15,000 to the Oregon & SW Washington Susan G Komen for the Cure foundation.

Those interested are encouraged to visit for registration links and detailed lodging information.


About Sunriver Resort:

Located on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains in sunny Central Oregon, AAA Four-Diamond and Destination Hotels & Resorts property Sunriver Resort features nearly 250 guestrooms and more than 300 vacation rental properties. 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. For more information, call 800-801-8765 or visit us anytime at

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Erin Martin


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