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Sunriver Resort Holds Third Annual Marathon for Cause Labor Day Weekend

Net Proceeds to Benefit Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

- August 29, 2013

CONTACT: Molly Johnson, (703) 343-6260

SUNRIVER, OR – Sunriver Resort presents the Third Annual Sunriver Marathon for a Cause this Labor Day weekend. The marathon weekend includes multiple races on Saturday, August 31

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including a 5K/10K run/walk, half marathon, Speedgolf tournament, and a kid’s marathon and dash. Sunday’s schedule includes a Boston Qualifier marathon and a half marathon.

Net proceeds benefit the Oregon and Southwest Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which helps to 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.

 

Weekend event festivities commence with a Friday evening Pink Party at the Sunriver Resort Beer Garden. Registration is still available for all races by visiting the Sunriver Resort Main Lodge from 3:00pm Friday – 6:00pm Saturday.

 

All races will start and end at the Sunriver Resort Main Lodge. The best locations to cheer on your runner/walker include the Sunriver Resort Main Lodge, Caldera Springs Lake House, and Sunriver Stables.

 

 

 

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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. For more information about the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause visit www.sunrivermarathon.com.

 

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 Destination Hotels & Resorts

 

Destination Hotels & Resorts is the country’s fourth largest hospitality management company with a portfolio of extraordinary resorts and hotels that span the nation, from exhilarating alpine adventures to stunning beachfronts to vibrant urban destinations. Celebrating its 40

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anniversary in 2013, Destination manages 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, each offering authentic, enriching experiences for the discerning traveler. The company’s award-winning collection features 113 unique restaurants, lounges and bars, 18 golf courses, 17 full-service spas and six IACC certified conference centers. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in premier locales in metropolitan and resort markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Maui, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. Headquartered in Colorado, the privately owned company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

 

 

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.

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Molly Johnson, mjohnson@sunriver-resort.com, 703-343-6260



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