Meredith Lodging helped sponsor the 21st Annual Pacific Crest Triathlon and the Pacific Endurance Sports Festival on June 23-25, 2017. Bringing over 5,000 people to Sunriver each year, the Central Oregon festival features 20 competitions including the Tour de Crest Bike Tours, the 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Triathlons, Duathlons and AquaBike, a Marathon, a Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k and 25K Trail Runs and three kids’ events. Home to a 5-star resort and named the most scenic race location in the country, Sunriver provides a combination of high altitude, courses with significant elevation gain and summer heat to challenge competitive swimmers, bikers and runners. The destination event attracts world-class national and international athletes. Sunriver Village becomes a sports and fitness expo with merchandise vendors from across the country, and the after-party at the Deschutes Brewery and Village Bar and Grill includes live bands and plenty of fun. The sports competitions at the festival aren’t just healthy for participants; all proceeds, which amount to tens of thousands of dollars, benefit Sunriver’s schools, clubs, teams, causes and non-profits.