SUNRIVER — Five- and 10-kilometer races were staged Saturday on the first day of the 2012 Sunriver Marathon for a Cause. The second annual event, a series of races staged over two days to benefit breast cancer prevention and awareness, concludes today at Sunriver Resort with the marathon and half marathon races.
A Bend runner, Jason Townsend, placed first overall in Saturday’s 5K. His time was 18 minutes, 24.0 seconds. The first female finisher was Maddie Hearn, of Lake Oswego, whose time of 22:33.9 was 14th overall in a field of 258 finishers.
In the 10K, Portland’s Terry Gentry was the overall winner among 122 finishers with a time of 39:51.1. The women’s winner was Emily Dimick, of Albany, who was 10th overall in 46:49.7.
Today’s races both start at the Sunriver Resort main lodge. The marathon, a Boston marathon qualifier, is set to start at 7 a.m.; the half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m.
Race proceeds will benefit the Oregon and Southwest Washington affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
For more information, visit www.sunrivermarathon.com.
Results of Saturday’s races are listed in Scoreboard, D2.
— Bulletin staff report