"...for anyone thinking of signing up for this race….you may very well never find such high quality of organization, including the volunteers and the exchanges, at any race in the world." Drew Roberts for the Run Oregon website on The Elkhorn Relay
Our first foray into trail racing, we feel confident in saying that is a truly special race. With so much local support and beautiful scenery, we are excited to present the opportunity to explore the area not far from Brian Head and Zion National Park. The beautiful red and grey mountains just outside of Cedar City, Utah will inspire you while you suffer up the steep climbs. We currently have a 50k and 25k option with hopes of adding more distances in 2019.
This race starts at Hilgard State Park just a few miles outside La Grande in Eastern Oregon and goes up through the Elkhorn Wilderness, down into the Baker Valley, and finally back to the Grande Ronde Valley. Beautiful vistas combine with colossal climbs to make this 2 - 12 person relay something you'll never forget.
Even though this a relatively young relay (circa 2015), it is quickly gaining a reputation that rivals the famous Hood to Coast Relay because of it's amazing volunteers and aid stations, epic scenery, and relaxed and uncrowded feel.