July 27 - August 1 Cascade Lakes Virtual Relay

Cascade Lakes Virtual Relay

Our goal is to create the same community connection and family vibe of Cascade Lakes Relay, but through a safe, socially distanced, event to be experienced with your own team.

Why even provide a virtual event?  Each year, we engrave a 13th medal for at least one team that is running that year absent a friend or family member, because in the past year that friend died from suicide.  For these teams, we witness the pain and hurt.  Our mission for a virtual event is important to understand.  We all need to stay connected and mental health of our friends and family is crucial, now more than ever.

CLR Virtual

July 27 – August 1

At first glance, organizing a virtual relay can feel daunting – we hear you.  A virtual relay is certainly more complex than a virtual individual race, like a 10k or half-marathon.  However; we believe it has the potential to be way more enjoyable.

The great thing about a virtual event is that there is no one size fits all approach. Teams make their own rules and set their own course, start and finish. It doesn’t need to be complicated. It doesn’t need to be competitive (but it can be!).  You can run 1 leg, 2 legs or all 216.6 miles.  You can run solo. You can run together (socially distanced).  The options are endless!

Our advice?  Make it fun and find a way to connect safely and comfortably with your teammates.

 

There are a number of ways your team can participate in Cascade Lakes Virtual Relay and below are just a few ideas.

 

1. Run/Walk Equivalent to the CLR Course – Complete All or Some Legs Solo

Your team collectively runs a total of 216.6 miles, equivalent to the full CLR36 course (132 miles run/walk for CLR24).  Legs are completed as solo runs at your convenience.  This option may be ideal for those teammates that don’t live in the same city/state or uncomfortable with an in-person gathering.

  • Team Captains assign individual legs to teammates
  • Teammates complete their legs over the course of CLR week (July 27th – August 1st).
  • Team Captains submit their total team time for the 216.6 distance to Cascade Relays for inclusion in official results and awards.
  • Option: Have each teammate complete their first two legs between July 27 – July 31 and on August 1st gather at a central location to run the last legs together – i.e one runner goes out to run their assigned leg before coming back to hand-off to the next person.  Post run, celebrate (socially distanced) with your own beer garden!

 

2. Run/Walk Equivalent to the CLR Course – Complete All Legs from a Central Location

Your team collectively runs a total of 216.6 miles, equivalent to the full CLR36 course (132 miles run/walk for CLR24).  Camp out in tents in a backyard or other central location (socially distanced) with a bonfire all night while one runner goes out to run their assigned leg before coming back to hand-off to the next person.

  • Team Captains assign individual legs to teammates
  • Teammates complete their legs over 2 days
  • Team Captains submit their total team time for the 216.6 distance to Cascade Relays for inclusion in official results and awards.

 

3. Quickest Route to the Beer Garden

Not interested in completing all the miles?  Keep it simple and focused on fun.  On Saturday, August 1 (or any other day during CLR Virtual week), run the final 3.5 mile Leg 36 together with your teammates and celebrate with a BBQ together (socially distanced of course) with family, significant others, etc. Have your own finish line party! 

 

4. All About the Costumes 

Does your team live for the CLR contests and costumes?  Who cares whether you run one mile or one hundred miles as long as you look good! Bring the Spirit of the Cascades to the virtual relay, by preparing for and flaunting your team’s creativity and enthusiasm through our social media contests.

 

5. Make it Your Own

Get creative and come up with your own way to run and connect together.  We can’t wait to hear what your team has planned and seeing you in action during CLR virtual week — don’t forget to use #CLR2020 and tag us @cascaderelays!

 

Need some inspiration? View this fun video made by a Team Captain, Chris Harmon, who hosted a virtual Bend Beer Chase.

 

CLICK HERE for full details on this year’s contests, rules and prizes!

Hey (virtual) party people it is contest time! We are STOKED to see what everyone comes up with this year!

 

10 Barrel Most Creative Virtual Experience

Let’s get virtual, virtual! No doubt things are a little different this year so let’s embrace those differences! Show us how you made the most of this virtual version of CLR.

Tags |  #CLR2020 @cascaderelays @10barrelbrewing 

Prize| Winning team receives a gift basket fit for twelve filled with swag from 10 Barrel and Cascade Relays.

 

Ablis Best Costume

Okay gang, this is where the magic happens! We ALWAYS encourage costumes and can you blame us, they make for the best photos! We cannot wait to see what your team comes up with this year! 

Tags |  #CLR2020 @cascaderelays @abliscbd

Prize| 3 individuals will be selected as finalists and then the voting is up to our followers! Ablis has put together some sweet swag and product for our finalists and grand prize winner.

 

Crater Lake Spirits Most Spirited

We need this enthusiasm and team spirit more than ever so show us what you’ve got! The crew that displays the most all out pizzazz and overall ‘there is no place we would rather be” will be rewarded handsomely!

Tags | #CLR2020 @cascaderelays @craterlakespirits

Prize|Winning team receives a gift basket from Crater Lake Spirits made for kings and queens.

 

Sunriver Brewing Best Dance Move

This display of pure awesome needs no description but here it is all the same: BEST DANCE MOVES. This in no way means ‘Best Dancing,’ simply moves that embrace your confidence, creativity and get us all hyped for an epic dance party!

Tags | #CLR2020 @cascaderelays @sunriverbrewing

Prize| Sunriver is hooking you up with a $50 gift card, tin tacker, Rippin baseball Tee, 5 panel hat, sunglasses and a dog collar.

 

CLICK HERE for full details

Picky Bars Leg 1 Time Trial

Distance: 7.3 Miles 

It’s no loop around Diamond Lake but we’re excited to see where your feet take you and how fast.  To qualify for a division award, Individuals must log a 7.3 mile run and submit their time and gps stats via this link by Sunday, August 2nd at midnight.  Tags |  #CLR2020 @cascaderelays @pickybars 

CLICK HERE to submit your Leg 1 Time Trial results

 

Picky Bars Leg 36 Time Trial

Distance: 3.5 Miles

Whether you are finishing Leg 36 together or giving a virtual high-five, this one is for the team and the love of CLR.  To qualify for a division award, Individuals must log a 3.5 mile run and submit their time and gps stats via this link by Sunday, August 2nd at midnight.  

Tags |  #CLR2020 @cascaderelays @pickybars

CLICK HERE to submit your Leg 1 Time Trial results

 

Prize|Picky Bars is hooking up the fastest female runner, fastest male runner, fastest female walker and fastest male walker of each time trial with a 10-bar mix pack and a Picky Bars water bottle.

 

Important: When posting results you’ll need to use the very exact email address of the captain and the very exact spelling with case and punctuation as they did when you registered – if not, you’ll receive a message saying that they’re not found.

 

Official results will be posted by Monday, August 3rd. 

CLICK HERE for full details

For those teams that want to be included in the CLR Virtual 2020 Official Results must follow these steps:

  1. Your team must complete the full event distance over the course of CLR virtual week (July 27 – August 1). 
    1. CLR36 – 216.6 miles –  Click here to view the full CLR course map
    2. CLR24 and Walk Relay – 132 miles – Click here to view the CLR24 course map
  2. All legs must be assigned and evenly distributed amongst your team members.
    1. View CLR36 legs here
    2. View CLR24 legs here
  3. Once all legs are completed, Team Captains must complete the CLR Timesheet to calculate their total finishing time.
  4. Team Captains then must submit their finishing time via this link by Sunday, August 2nd at midnight.

Important: When posting results you’ll need to use the very exact email address of the captain and the very exact spelling with case and punctuation as they did when you registered – if not, you’ll receive a message saying that they’re not found.

Official results will be posted by Monday, August 3rd. 

 

For those teams participating in Cascade Lakes Virtual Relay, Cascade Relays will provide:

  • Packet Pick-Up in Bend, Portland and Eugene.
  • A “mystery” variety pack of past event t-shirts for every runner/walker participating in the virtual relay.
  • Team Captain Hat – a thanks for all your hard work!
  • 22 oz Private Label 10 Barrel Beer for each participant (pick up only)
  • Ablis CBD products for your entire team
  • Picky Bars products for you entire team
  • Printable Bib

Excited to start planning your team’s Cascade Lakes Virtual Relay?  Please complete the following items so our team can properly prepare to support your team during CLR virtual week.

  1. Complete this FORM to let us know that your team will be participating in Cascade Lakes Virtual Relay.
  2. Complete your team roster by July 17, 2020 so we can prepare your team’s packet and “mystery” t-shirt bag.
  3. Every runner/walker participating in CLR Virtual must sign the e-waiver available here.

 

All registered Cascade Lakes Relay 2020 teams (CLR36, CLR24, Walk Relay) can sign up to participate in Cascade Lakes Virtual Relay at no cost.

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