The mostly flat Pacific Crest Marathon loop course consists of paved bike paths that traverse through and around Sunriver Resort.
The Pacific Crest Marathon was the 444th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 457th largest in 2015.
Last year 7.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 1.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Pacific Crest Marathon the 320th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 451st highest percentage in 2015.
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Max Elevation: 4229 feet (1289m) Min Elevation: 4153 feet (1266m)
No course elevation available at this time.
Ratings & Reviews for the Pacific Crest Marathon
3 Stars from
JB's review of 2013 Pacific Crest Marathon.
In late June Sunriver can be extremely hot. Last year I ran about 20 seconds slower per mile on this course, largely due to the heat. Although, I am sure that the altitude didn't help either. The course is beautiful, but the outside portion of the loop (which you do twice) is really exposed to the sunshine. The aid stations are plentiful, and the swag is ok, but there is a lot going on and some of the marathons thunder is stolen by the multitude of other events.
If you are a sub 3:30 try to get near the front of the pack. The start funnels quickly and you can easily get jammed up for the first 1/2 mile or more if you are not careful.