Inspired by the Ragnar Relay Series, The Barkley Marathons and The Amazing Race, the Kangaroobie Base Camp Ultra Relay is now a fixture on the Princetown East Running Calendar.
An Ultra because the proposed distance per runner is 54 km, albeit not all in one outing.
A Relay because only one person from your team is out on a trail at any given time. You will need to rest-up & wait your turn before heading back out to enjoy the spectacular views Kangaroobie has on offer. It is a relay that's not as demanding as the Barkley Marathons, but a little bit more challenging than the tried and trusted 4x100 we all ran at school!
6, 9, 12, R. The relay legs alternate between 3 unique trails of varying distances. One is shorter, one is longer, the other in-between. We have nothing against decimals or fractions but the distances have been rounded down to a whole number, just because it looks better on the logo. So, the overall distance may be a little bit longer than advertised. You will take it in turns to run each distance (6, 9 , 12) before hitting the (R)epeat button to do it all again!
Finally, it wouldn't be a Princetown Institute of Sport event without a little bit of quirkiness. Before each outing you will be tasked to either collect an item, find a password, or take a selfie while out & about.
Teams of up to 12 people can enter. While every person gets a finishers medal and bragging rights, only teams of 4 who complete the relay in the set format are eligible for prizes.
Want a bigger team? This can be done by entering two (2) teams to get each person registered (eg. "Our Team Name - A" & "Our Team Name - B"). Then divvy the cost per person across the two teams. We will merge the two entries on race day.