Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sawtooth Relay Registration Deadline

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 1:17 PM

For the uninitiated, the Sawtooth Relay is a 62-mile team relay running race that takes participants from Stanley to Ketchum. The course follows the postcard-pretty scenery of Highway 75 and has never left this old slow-poke disappointed after seven finishes. This year, the race takes place on Saturday, June 11.

Some folks walk it, other nimbly-bimbly types sprint it. The standard format is a six-person team with everyone running two 3- to 6-mile legs—although there are a handful of brave souls who solo the entire event. The after-party is worth the pain.

But to get to the party, you have to participate, and to participate, you have to register. The race isn't until June, but the application must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 13—or tomorrow. With a 310-team maximum and currently more than 200 teams posted on the website, time is truly of the essence. Registration forms are available at sawtoothrelay.com.

Last year, I made it to the post office with five minutes to spare, and qualified somewhere between 300 and 310. Trust me, it's not worth the stress of maybe not making the cut or having your teammates steaming mad at you until next year's race, where they'll surely make you run the Galena Summit leg as punishment.

Preferred Sawtooth Relay team vehicle: 1979 Cadillac Sedan deVille Stretch Limousine

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