The Headwaters Relay
It's a little different from most of the relays we've run, in that you camp overnight instead of running through the night. That's because it's run mostly on dirt and two-track roads, some of which are apparently pretty rough. The race website advises that you need "[a]t least one runner who is comfortable running rocky, steep mountain trails". And to keep an eye out for grizzly bears to allow for maximum possible time to make peace before your certain death (phrasing, here, is mine). There don't seem to be a whole lot of rules (this is Montana, after all): between 5 and 10 runners to a team, each team member must run at least 5 miles per day, and, you know, don't start your next runner until the one running has finished (it would seem to go without saying, but the results show that several teams have violated this simple rule in the past). No silly rotation rules or anything like that.
Well I think it sounds awesome, anyway. And their web designer is awesome, too.
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