Team CHM takes on The Pacific Crest!
June 29th, 2014 by Danny Boren
On the Last weekend in June – Team CHM took on three different events at The Pacific Crest Sports Festival all in an effort to End Blindness caused by Choroideremia.
The first event of the race weekend was the Pacific Crest 1/2 Marathon – 13.1 miles of running through Sun River, OR. Sharyl Boren & Tallis Clarkson set out on the run through the forest and along the edges of the Deschuttes river at 8 am. Saturday Morning.
Next up was Danny Boren’s race beginning at 9 am. the Long Course Triathlon – a 1/2 Iron Distance race – which entails a 1.2 mile open water swim, a 58 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run . . . the same run that Sharyl & Tallis were already doing miles away from the swim start. The swim took Danny around Wickiup Reserviour, before jumping on his bike and peddling up and around Mt. Bachelor, climbing over 2600 feet in elevation along the way.
Meanwhile back in Sun River Sharyl & Tallis were blazing through the hard miles of the run and already thinking ahead to the Deschutes Beer Garden that awaited them at the finish line. About the time the 1/2 Marathon was wrapping up Danny was somewhere along Cascade Lakes Highway moving at a crawl up the slopes of Mt. Bachelor and wondering how he was going to make it through the run portion after he eventually finished the bike.
Everyone ended up finishing well – Danny came in at 6:02:51 missing his goal of going under 6 hours mainly due to getting lost on the run and clocking an additional 1/2 mile of off course running (thanks to CHM and not seeing a sign to turn left!). Click Here to visit the Team CHM Blog for the full race report.
First thing the next morning Sharyl & Danny joined up with Buck & Marcy Boren at the Pacific Crest 5k event. The route again followed bike paths through the forest of Sun River ending right in the town center. All totaled the Team raised more than $1000 for Choroideremia Research at the Pacific Crest Sports Festival 2014!