Race Preview: 2017 Elkhorn Relay

The 3rd Annual Elkhorn Relay will be held on August 11-12th in Eastern Oregon. You can choose from a 2 day relay with 4-12 runners and 204 miles, or the 1 day option for 6 runners with a total of 101 miles. I grew up in this area and reading the course description took me back to my childhood adventures. I can promise you that the scenery along this relay route will be amazing. It will be a challenging course with 13,000 feet in elevation gain, but with the epic uphill climbs will come amazing views. Be sure to watch the promo video below to get a glimpse at some of this awesome beauty.

There will be a mix of pavement and gravel as you encounter mountain climbs and descents into valleys along the route. As you run through the back country of Eastern Oregon, you will most certainly encounter wildlife.  Leg distances vary from 3-9.5 miles and are labelled according to difficulty level. The route is almost a complete loop starting and ending in LaGrande.

All proceeds from Doomsday Racing events “go directly to funding clean water developments, housing, and other basic human needs in unindustrialized countries.” If you are up for a challenge and adventure, and would like to see your money going to a worthy cause – this relay should be on your list!


Elkhorn Relay Details

Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 11-12

Start Location: Hilgard State Park, LaGrande

Finish Location: Riverside Park, 3501 Spruce St., LaGrande

Entry Fees: 12 Person – 2 day, $1150
6 Person – 1 day, $475

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