Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Elkhorn Relay

Hilgard Junction State Park

La Grande , OR 204 Mile - 4-12 Person, 101 Mile - 6 Person

This Event Took Place Fri. Aug 10, 2018

About the event

Join Doomsday Racing for the fifth running of the Elkhorn Relay. You will have the opportunity to explore some magnificent country in the Pacific Northwest.

There will be massive amounts of:
•inspiring scenery
•epic climbs and descents
•a ceaseless straightaway
•mountainous roads
•and last but not least you will run the circumference of the largest enclosed valley in the U.S.!

This has to be on your bucket list!

Your epic adventure will start by heading south out of Hilgard 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, work your way to the top of the hill and head into the back-country 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. Once you have made the trek through the back-country roads and find the pavement again, you are getting to the best part of the course!

You climb up the back side of Anthony Lakes reaching 7,100 feet altitude!

From there, you plummet into the beautiful Baker Valley continuing through to Medical Springs to the city of Union. As you run into the Grande Ronde Valley, enjoy the majestic views while skirting this beautiful valley!

Once you have completed the loop around the valley, your adventure will conclude at River Side Park with lots of music, food, and the opportunity to exchange epic tales with fellow adventurers!

Local time: 11:18 AM


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