The Klondike Road Relay

Based off the name of the Klondike Gold Rush, this is a 110 mile road relay race that begins in Alaska and goes into Canada.The race starts on Friday evening, September 6th in Skagway, Alaska. It follows the trail of the Gold Rush Stampeders over the famous White Pass, through British Columbia, and into the Yukon, finishing Saturday, September 7th along the Yukon River in Whitehorse.

The 110 miles are divided into 10 legs that vary in distance from 5 miles to 16 miles long. Theres different categories from gender to age, for teams to compete against each other. Also, for teams less competitive, there can be teams of all ages and genders.

My mom has done 6 out of the 10 legs and she hopes to eventually do every leg. Some years the northern lights are out, others it is cloudy, rainy or sometimes even snowy.

Right when one runner finishes a leg, the next person takes off on theirs. Depending on what leg you do, you may get to run in the midst of the night. I really want to do it sometime, because it think it would be a really fun, beautiful experience.

Would you ever run in the Klondike if you had the opportunity?


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