TENTATIVE DATE: **June 18-19, 2021**
We are currently evaluating our ability to hold the 2021 on this weekend given the current COVID situation and our ability to secure permits. A final date decision will be given in February. The 2021 event may move to an August or September date.
221 miles – Applegate Lake to Brookings, Oregon
A few days ago, we sent out an email requesting your feedback regarding a later date for the 2021 Wild Rogue Relay. As you may well imagine, planning an event for the first half of 2021 is no easy task. While we are optimistic about the promise of vaccines, we must also be realistic about the speed with which life will begin to return to normal. We expect that races such as ours, with large numbers of runners and shared porta-potties over 36 hour period, will be some of the last events to get the greenlight in terms of event permits and county approvals. Obviously, our first choice is to keep the event in June as originally planned. However, we wanted to survey everyone to determine a date later in the year that we might consider moving the relay to for 2021 if it would mean the difference between being able to hold the relay or not. Over the course of the next two months, we will be communicating with our agencies and watching carefully the course of the virus and the progress of the vaccines. If it looks like our June date will be too early to get the necessary approval and permits, we will choose a later date in an effort to hold a race next year. We hope to have a definitive answer for you by February 1st, 2021.
We are pausing registration for 2021 for now. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for registration, please email Sarahbrendle@sourwoodrunning.com with your contact information.
Once we determine our final date for 2021, we will communicate with the currently registered teams to see if you will be able to participate. If you are unable to participate in the race, regardless of date, or if the event is cancelled in its entirety, you will be able to defer to another year. Per our no refund policy, no refunds will be given.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult climate. We appreciate your understanding over the many challenges we face as race directors. We miss you all and hope to see you in 2021!
The Wild Rogue Relay Team
One of the most unique, scenic, wilderness relay courses in the United States – relay race runners will trace the wild Rogue River through the Cascade Mountains to the wild Oregon coast over this 221 mile course.
The Wild Rogue Relay consists of 12 person, 9 person or 6 person ultra teams that rotate through 36 transition areas. Each relay team member runs 3 legs of varying lengths and difficulty and will cover an average total distance of 18-20 miles. We will begin the 221 mile relay race just outside of Jacksonville, Oregon on the shore of Applegate Lake, and it will end at the beautiful Azalea Park in Brookings, Oregon. Bring your 12-, 9- or 6- person team to Southern Oregon for this overnight relay race.