Saturday, Aug 12, 2023 @ 5:00 AM

Elkhorn Relay

Hilgard Junction State Park

La Grande , OR 82.24 Mile 6 Person Relay

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 12, 2023

About the event

Three reasons to run the Elkhorn Relay: 1.) The teams don't need to supply any volunteers, 2.) End the race at a beautiful ski resort with a trail leg, 3.) We put on this race so we can donate to charitable causes so you're helping someone else when you run!

Join Run With Purpose Racing for the tenth annual Elkhorn Relay!  You will have the opportunity to explore some of the most magnificent country in the Pacific Northwest.
Your 82 mile adventure will start by heading south out of Hilgard Junction State Park on old Highway 244 along the Grande Ronde River. Once the highway leaves the river you will come to the first of many challenging climbs, and work your way into the backcountry beginning a 20+ mile section of gravel mountain roads.
From here you will begin to catch glimpses of the awe inspiring Elkhorn mountains looming to the south and slowly climb up the backside of Anthony Lakes reaching 7,400 feet altitude! 

After you have climbed 6,000 feet of elevation, you'll finish with a trail leg near the Anthony Lakes Ski Resort.  Every runner will get the opportunity to run on the trails.  Once you've reached the peak, you can set out blankets and chairs to eat and chill at our finish line while your teammates suffer on their last leg.  Want to stay and celebrate?  There are tent camping areas nearby.

Start and Finish Times

Here are some estimates for when teams will be starting, running and finishing. Official start times will be sent out a couple weeks before the race but for the sake of planning here are estimates:

Teams running 10:00 minute/mile average:
- Approximate Start Time 5:00am
- Approximate Finish Time 7:30pm

Teams running a 9:00 minute/mile average
- Approximate Start Time 7:00am
- Approximate Finish Time 7:30pm

Teams running a 8:00 minute/mile average
- Approximate Start Time 8:00am
- Approximate Finish Time 7:00pm

Teams running a 7:00 minute/mile average
- Approximate Start Time 9:00am
- Approximate Finish Time 6:30pm


Race Registration - Charging 0.000% Tax
2024 Race Week Sale $400
Aug 21, 2024*

$500.00 Early Registration
Aug 21, 2022 - May 1, 2023*

$600.00 Regular Registration
May 2, 2023 - July 1, 2023. July 15 at 11:59pm is the last chance to register for this event in 2024! Contact Race Director after July 15th.

Event's current local time: 2:11 AM PT


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