Sunriver Resort Gears Up for Second Annual Marathon for a Cause
Labor Day Weekend Event to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure of SW Oregon & Washington
(SUNRIVER, Ore.) – Registration for the second annual Sunriver Marathon for a Cause presented by Sunriver Resort Labor Day weekend is still open! This premiere Central Oregon event, held on a USATF-certified course, includes five race options; beginning with a family 5K fun run/walk, a 10K run/walk and a children’s race on Saturday September 1, 2012. The marathon, a Boston Qualifier and half marathon run/walk will be held on Sunday September 2nd. A variety of activities will take place throughout the holiday weekend, including a vendor expo which will also include breast cancer awareness tables, finisher’s celebration tent and music for all to enjoy.
Proceeds will benefit the Oregon and Southwest Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Komen Oregon helps fund more than 8,000 mammograms each year for uninsured and underinsured women in Oregon. For the past 20 years, Komen Oregon has invested more than $20 million throughout Oregon and SW Washington to fund breast-cancer screening and treatment for local women.
“We launched the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause in 2011 to raise money in support of a cause that is close to the hearts of all of us” said Managing Director Tom O’Shea. “Last year’s marathon raised $16,000 for Komen Oregon and this year we hope to raise even more. “
To help prepare novice runners for the 10K or half marathon, Sunriver Resort and Fleet Feet Sports partnered on a 7-week Summer Runnin’ training program which includes weekly coached group runs, social support, product discounts and a technical t-shirt.
For more information about the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause or lodging packages call 800-486-8591 or visit www.sunrivermarathon.com.
About the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause: Created by Sunriver Resort in 2011 to support the Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause is now a growing festival of events held annually over Labor Day Weekend.
The premier event, the Sunriver Marathon, is distinct for its breathtaking USATF-certified course that winds through the high desert landscapes of Sunriver, Caldera Springs and Crosswater. In just one running season, it has become a “must run” event among Boston qualifiers and first-time marathoners alike.
About Sunriver Resort: Located in Central Oregon, Sunriver Resort features nearly 250 guestrooms and more than 300 vacation rental properties comprised of private homes and condominiums. A Destination Hotels & Resorts property, Sunriver Resort is a year-round outdoor enthusiast’s dream with 63 holes of championship golf, 28 tennis courts, 35 miles of paved bike paths, three swimming complexes, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, and skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Other amenities include the Sage Springs Club & Spa and first-class programs for youth and teens. For more information call 800-801-8765 or visit www.sunrivermarathon.com
About Komen Oregon: Komen Oregon helps fund more than 8,000 mammograms each year for uninsured and underinsured women in Oregon alone. We can and must do more. We've made tremendous progress in the fight against breast cancer with mortality rates down 31 percent in 20 years - but until no one fears a diagnosis of breast cancer, we still have a lot of work to do. Join us. Together, we can end breast cancer forever.
Erin Martin, Sunriver Resort, 541.410.4113, firstname.lastname@example.org