Cascade Lakes Relay
August 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Registration Opens October 1st, 2018
Oregon’s most challenging running relay course starts in the Cascade Mountains at Diamond Lake Resort, travels through the Oregon Outback and rural agricultural country, and winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway, around Mt. Bachelor and into the resort community of Bend. You’ll see more cows than semi-trucks and smell pine trees instead of exhaust. If you are seeking an adventure where you can push your limits and rediscover your senses, then this is the event for you and your team.
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Preview the Race
The Cascade Lakes Relay is a 216.6 mile overnight race. Teams of 12 (or even 6 or 8) runners take turns running “legs” – shorter segments of 3 to 9 miles that link together at exchange points. A total of 36 legs comprise the Cascade Lakes Relay, so for a team of 12, that means you will run three times. Total mileage for each runner averages around 18 miles. Ultra teams, or those with less than 12 members, will run anywhere from 4 to 6 legs. Most teams take about 32 hours to complete the 216.6 miles, which means that teams run through the night. Running in the dark often proves to be a new relay runner’s favorite experience.
About CLR24 (Walk Relay)
We also offer a walk relay, which is a 132 mile version of the race that begins in Silver Lake and finishes in Riverbend Park. The walk relay uses the same course as the run, beginning with Leg #13 at Silver Lake. Walk teams begin Friday morning and typically take 30 to 34 hours to complete the 132 mile journey. Walk teams are comprised of a minimum of eight members and a maximum of twelve. A 12 member team will each walk two legs during the course of the race, while an eight person team will each have three legs to cover. Legs range from 3 to 9 miles in length so that a walker will walk an average of 12 miles over the course of the race. Our walk race director, Kate, is active on the course throughout the duration of the race. Participants receive all of the same swag as the runners, including a CLR finishers shirt, medal and complimentary beer at the finish.