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Race Preview: 2017 Sunriver Half Marathon for a Cause

The Sunriver Half Marathon for a Cause is definitely one to put on your running bucket list. This half marathon, 5K, and Kid’s Dash is held in Sunriver on Labor Day weekend. The half marathon starts at the Sunriver Lodge and meanders along the river, through the Crosswater Golf Course (which is beautiful), Caldera Springs, and back into Sunriver ending along the Meadows Golf Course. The route is mostly on paved trails with views ranging from open meadows with mountains in the distance to forested areas to the riverside. I ran this half marathon several years ago and absolutely loved the variety along the route.

Photo from SunriverMarathon.com

Both the 5K and the half marathon are USATF Certified and well-supported with aid stations about every 2 miles. You can see detailed course maps here.

Participants will receive a technical finisher’s shirt, a medal for half marathoners and a commemorative prize for 5K runners, and a swag bag. Kid’s Dash participants will receive a medal and a cotton t-shirt.  Awards will be given to the top male and female and masters winners for the 5K and half marathon. Ribbons will be given to the top three in each age group in each race.

This is a 2 day event with the 5K and Kid’s Dash on Saturday and the half marathon and post-race party on Sunday. Proceeds from this event go to St. Charles Cancer Services. Please note – there is a 3.5 hour time limit for the half marathon.

If you haven’t yet made plans for Labor Day weekend, head over to beautiful Central Oregon and make it a memorable one! Sunriver Resort is offering Ready to Race packages which includes your room, a discounted race entry, a $20 dining credit, in-room amenity, VIP packet in-room delivery, discounts at Sage Springs Club and Spa and Merchant Trader gift shop, and late check out.

I am looking forward to running the 5K for the first time this year. I anticipate great weather, beautiful scenery, and a well-organized event. I can’t wait!

Sunriver Half Marathon for a Cause Details

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3

Times: 5K -8:30 A.M. on Saturday
Kid’s Dash – 10:15 A.M. on Saturday
Half Marathon – 7:30 A.M. on Sunday

Location: Sunriver Resort Lodge

Entry Fees (through 8-31): $80 – Half Marathon
$45 – 5K
$15 – Kid’s Dash

Race Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (303 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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