2ND ANNUAL INAUGURAL FRONT RANGE RELAY
FORT COLLINS TO BOULDER
50-MILE SPRINT RELAY - 25 LEGS, 5-PERSON TEAMS
Race Day - Sunday June 2, 2013
DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS, THE FRONT RANGE RELAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Registration is now open; click here for entry fees and to register.
The Front Range Relay is a Rocky Mountain showdown of epic proportions: Fort Fun vs. the Republic of Boulder, Rams vs. Buffaloes, Cam vs. Ralphie, work boots vs. Birkenstocks™, beer mugs vs. bongs. Here's a chance to expand the rivalry between these two great university towns. Who will come out on top this time? Dress up in your Black and Gold, or Green and Gold, form a team with four of your friends, and let's race! And if you didn't go to CSU or CU, come race anyway.
A sprint relay is a fast moving fun experience as each leg averages just two miles, so there is a fast turnover in the rotation of runners. This is a one day race that anybody who likes to run can enjoy. And as with all Roads Less Traveled Relay Races, the course is beautiful. Much of the course will be familiar to Front Range cyclists, but this route will be new roads for runners to enjoy. Enjoy views of the Northern Foothills, the Rocky Mountains, Horsetooth Reservoir, and backcountry roads that have beautiful vistas.
The relay will start at Hughes Stadium, the home of the CSU Rams football team. The challenge starts with the very first leg as runner number one on each team will climb up to Horsetooth Reservoir. The route then weaves along the foothills and through the valleys to Hygiene.
Once past Hygiene, the route will take advantage of many of the dirt back roads in the area, with the finish at the Boulder Reservoir.
PER BOULDER RESERVOIR REGULATIONS, PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED. The Boulder Reservoir also has an entry fee - teams will not be charged to enter the park, but spectators (friends, family) will be responsible for their entry fee.
There is one team size - 5-person, though teams are permitted to have less than fiver runners. What is important to remember is that because of the logistics of the relay, runners MUST rotate every leg. The runner exchanges do not have large areas for parking, so it is important that there is a fast in-and-out of each team's vehicle at the exchanges. Runners from the same team running more than one leg at a time is not permitted.
As with our other relays, there will be both competitive and non-competitive categories. The competitive categories will include: Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, and Master’s. All teams in the competitive category are required to keep their runner rotation throughout the race.
The Helter Skelter non-competitive category is for teams that do not want to have a set runner order, but you still have to rotate each leg.
High School teams are invited to participate and have a discounted registration fee.
THE FRONT RANGE RELAY IS A FORM OF ADVENTURE RACE
- Teams are self supporting - teams are responsible for supplying their own vehicle (one only per team) and for stocking their vans with their own water, food, first aid supplies, etc.
- Hazards are not marked - runners should proceed with caution.
- The route is not closed to traffic - runners are running on the side of the road. Therefore, appropriate rules (for safety and for consideration to the people who live there) apply.
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