Hells Canyon Relay: Baker City
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Come to Eastern Oregon and conquer the Hells Canyon Relay….the longest traditional running relay in the Americas and the 2nd longest traditional running relay in the World.
Explore your Pioneer Spirit starting at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center outside Baker City, Oregon. You and your team mates will be running on some of the roads (now paved over) that brought the pioneers to the Northwest, capturing the spirit and true grit of their adventure.
The Hells Canyon Relay covers 210.6 miles (running relay) as teams exchange runners through day and night to complete 36 continuous legs of varying lengths; meanwhile, teams for the Walking & High School Challenge will be covering 148.4 miles to complete 24 exchange points starting at Halfway, Oregon. If your team is up for the challenge, there’s also the elite running course, which covers 286 miles and 48 exchanges. Elite Runners must complete the course in 36 hours or less. All teams will finish at Pioneer Park in La Grande, Oregon the next day. Click here to see the official maps for the three courses.
Hells Canyon Relay offers peaceful and plentiful views of rivers, canyons, valleys, wild life, stunning sunrises and sunsets, friendly communities, and challenging ascents and descents on Northeast Oregon’s Scenic Hells Canyon Byway. Plan to register your team today.
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