About the race

People tell us we have the best volunteers supporting our race. Volunteering at a race is a fun and a fulfilling experience for people of all ages. You will see firsthand the full action of the event. Volunteers are what make our race special.

Volunteers will receive a special commemorative t-shirt and as a thank you, you will be treated to a special volunteer pasta dinner at Caldera Springs on August, 31st from 4:00-6:00PM. 

Race discounts will be available to volunteers this year too.
If you wish to join our team email Josh Willis at jwillis@destinationhotels.com
Thank you for your support!

2017 Fee Schedule
The registration fee charged is dependent on two variables: the date you register and the race for which you register. Just what do you get for this fee? All registered participants receive a commemorative race shirt, finisher medals or finisher prize, Sunriver Marathon lodge goodie bag, nutrition (before, during and after the race), on-line finisher certificates and a great race experience.


Tech shirt picked up at packet pick up and custom medal (at finish line).

5K Races Short-sleeve tech shirt at packet pick up and a commemorative finisher prize (at the finish)

Kids Dash Short-sleeve cotton shirt received at packet pick up and a kids medal (at finish line).
The Marathon Executive Committee has adopted a few policies to govern the races with the goal of ensuring that everyone has an equally enjoyable and safe experience. Take a few moments to read the policies listed below and do NOT register unless you are in full agreement. And please, don’t ask for exceptions.

Non-refundable All registration fees are non-refundable.
Non-transferable. All registration fees are non-transferable to either another person or to race year.

Gear Check Bag Please do not put valuables in your gear check bag. The Sunriver Marathon will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Discarded or leftover items or bags will be given to a local charity.

Race Bib
All participants are required to wear an official race bib on the FRONT of their clothing. This bib is included in the materials you pick up before the race, and holds a timing chip

Course Closure
 To be included in the official Half-marathon race results, you must cross the finish line before 11:00PM on Sunday, September 3, 2017.  All support services will be discontinued after that time and you will be responsible for your own safety.

The Sunriver Marathon for a Cause is going greener which means we highly recommend you register on line.

If forms are not filled out completely or not legible, they will be returned. Entry forms must be postmarked by August 20, 2017.
Registration on site is also an option. Note: there is no Sunday registration

Friday, September 1, 2017
3:00PM;6:00PM Sunriver Resort Lodge
Saturday, September 2, 2017
7:30AM;5:00PM Sunriver Resort Lodge

Directions to Sunriver
Sunriver Resort is easy to get to. The Bend/Redmond (RDM) airport (45 minutes north of Sunriver) is served by United Airlines/United Express and Alaska Airlines/Horizon connecting through Portland, San Francisco and Seattle with direct flights to all major US cities. Direct flights are also available from Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix and San Francisco.
Shuttle service is available from the Bend/Redmond airport to Sunriver Resort. Please call 800-801-8765 for reservations and cost.

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Local Recreation

The Sunriver Marathon for a Cause is more than a marathon or a series of races. It is a Weekend of Activities for the Whole Family Regardless of your age or interests, there is a lot to do over Labor Day Weekend in Sunriver and neighboring Bend. Here are a few places to visit during your stay.

Sunriver Marina has canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards to rent for spending time on the beautiful Deschutes River. They also have day-long activities for kids and white-water rafting trips for adults.

Sunriver Stables offers pony rides for the young ones and horseback rides for the older ones.

The Sunriver Sage Springs Club and Spa offers a full line of fitness and exercise equipment and includes indoor tennis, an indoor lap pool, and an indoor hydro pool.

One of the newest editions to Sunriver, the SHARC is a state of the art aquatic and recreation center. It includes indoor and outdoor recreation pools, outdoor adult hot tub, outdoor lazy river, two water slides, tot pool and sand play area, picnic area, playground, basketball court, bocce ball court, and tubing hill.

If you like Golf we’ve got four courses to choose from Crosswater, Meadows, Woodlands, and Caldera. Each has a character of its own, so play all four during your visit.

The Sunriver Observatory and Nature Center, always popular with kids, provides an opportunity to learn more about the wildlife of Central Oregon and explore the heavens in the evening.

Explore the Lava River Caves located just 5 miles north of Sunriver.

The High Desert Museum located just 10 miles north of Sunriver, offers the rare opportunity to see wild eagles, owls, otters, a bobcat, and a lynx in their native environment.

Visit the Lava Butte, cone shaped structure formed by lava ash many years ago. On a clear day, it seems like you can see for 50 miles in any direction.


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