Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

The Little Loco Relay

Butte Meadows - Lassen National Forest

Butte Meadows, CA 11-65 Miler Choose Your Own Distance, 65 Mile Relay

Registration closes: Fri, Mar 18 @ 11:59PM

The Little Loco Relay IS Happening This Year!


The Little Loco Relay and Choose Your Distance Individual Run is a go for Saturday, March 20th, 2021!

Not only will we have our relay option but this year we will also have an INDIVIDUAL RUNNER OPTION for those who don't want to run on a team.

Teams still have the 2, 3 or 6 runner option. Individual runners have the option of running whatever distance they choose, in 2 loop increments, beginning with the first 2 loops and working their way to 12 (2 loops, 4 loops, 6 loops, etc). There are 6 unique loops and they are doubled on the course for 12 loops total. No need to choose how many you will complete ahead of time. The catch is that you must complete your run in 2 loop increments, in the order that the loops are laid out so, if you run your first two and keep going, you must complete the next two to finish - and so on. Take as long as you need between loops and loop sets. Each loop brings you back to the start/finish. How far can you make it? The price is the same no matter how many loops you run - $70.

The course and design will look a bit different this year due to a going a different route with permits.

Runners will not need team vehicles. Instead we will have a team base camp set up at the start line. Every team will have their designated spot (so we can practice social distancing between teams). Teams can set up a day camp where their designated spot is and hang out and cheer their runners on all day. There will be a few legs that have the option of a checkpoint or two to cheer your runner on while they are running the leg (so we can keep some of the spirit of the original Loco relay going this year).

The course will be like a flower (an oddly shaped flower!), with the team base camp at the center and the legs as the pedals. We will have one big aid station/check in station at the team base camp for incoming runners and teammates to check in and get aid. We will, of course have our post race meal, starting at 3pm-ish.

We are still working on what the new course looks like but we can promise that it will be fun, still have great challenges, beautiful scenery and even some elevation gain and loss. We should have the course worked out very soon. Since this race has a cap on team and single runner limits, take a leap of faith. Don't wait for the course map to be published to register. You might miss out!

Here's what you should know:
1. There is registration a cap of 30 teams
2. There is a registration cap of 40 individual runners ***.
3. You do not need to have a full team to register and hold a place on the roster for your team. One person registers with a team name (which can be changed later) and teammates register as they are ready.
4. Individual runners register when ready - disregard team info.
5. This race will fill up fast.

***If you are running as a single runner register for the 65 mile distance option, regardless of how many loops you are wanting to complete - just remember, your options once registered are the first 2 loops, 4 loops, 6 loops, 8 loops, 10 loops or the entire 12 loops. EACH LOOP BRINGS YOU BACK TO THE START/FINISH LINE AND AID STATION THERE.

Leg/Loop Distances & Map Link

Here are the 6 unique legs. Notice that they double back, in reverse order, to make 12 legs/loops. Individual runners, you run in sets of 2. You can stop and rest as needed between each loop. Each leg/loop brings runners back to the start/finish line.

Leg/Loop 1 & 12: 2.5 Miles
Leg/Loop 2 & 11: 9.4 Miles
Leg/Loop 3 & 10: 6.5 Miles
Leg/Loop 4 & 9: 6.7 Miles
Leg/Loop 5 & 8: 4.5 Miles
Leg/Loop 6 & 7: 3.8 Miles


Want to run but don't have a team? Click the green register button and choose "I need a team!". We will ask you a couple of questions to make sure you are linked up with runners that you will enjoy running Loco with and let you know via email when we have found the right match! This is a great option for anyone coming from far away or wanting to make some new running buddies!!!!

Already have a team or the start of one? Choose the "I already have a team option" when you click register.

Local time: 2:48 PM


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