The CLR36 is a 216.6 mile overnight relay. 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.
CLR24 & Walk Relay
CLR24 is 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 12. 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 three to nine miles in length so that a walker will walk an average of 12 miles over the course 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.