Sunriver Marathon 26 Weeks to 26 Miles: Week 1
The countdown is on for the 3rd annual Sunriver Marathon for a Cause, and there are so many ways to maximize your stay at Sunriver Resort. Join us here as we blog weekly, providing insight and motivation to help you enjoy every minute of your race weekend this Labor Day.
The first step is to choose your race. Below is a brief description for each of the Marathon for a Cause race options for 2013. Tell us, which one will you run?
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 and a signature finisher t-shirt; awards given to top female, male and masters winners.
10K – Also a USATF-certified, pet-friendly, and music-friendly race, the 10K begins August 31 at 9:10 am. Finishers receive a commemorative prize and a signature finisher t-shirt; 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 signature finisher 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 signature finisher 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 and a signature finisher t-shirt; 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 and a signature finisher t-shirt; 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 and a signature finisher t-shirt; 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 a specially designed shirt, commemorative medal and unlimited bragging rights.
Half-Full Marathon Challenge- Start your weekend by running your first half marathon in Sunriver then on Sunday, complete a full marathon on a distinct Boston-qualifying course.
Half-Half Marathon Challenge- Run your first half on Saturday, and on Sunday experience an entirely new course that winds through the three communities of Caldera, Crosswater and Sunriver.
10k-Half Marathon Challenge- Run our scenic 10K in Sunriver and then prepare yourself to enjoy running a Sunday half marathon on a unique course that winds through Caldera, Crosswater and Sunriver.