CLR by the Numbers

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What does it take to get 200 teams safely and successfully through a course 7 times longer than a marathon, through 4 counties, and 5 cities/towns throughout a 36 hour time period? Here are just a few of the many things that we provide:

  • Permits and approval for 5 cities/towns, 4 National Forest Districts, 4 County approvals, and fees to use over 25 facilities
  • 600 cones and 75 barricades used for safety and directional signs
  • 20 Medical Staff strategically roaming 216 miles… more dedicated medical coverage than any relay in the country providing medical services far beyond any relay race in the country!
  • A professional timing team of 4
  •  4 software programmers that created the Leaderboard Hub app so we can be at the very forefront in our industry of using technology at a relay race
  • Course clean-up crew: 4 lucky dudes
  • 50 kegs of local craft beer for free participant/volunteer pints at the finish line
  • 460 directional signs and 200 blinking red lights
  • Professional photographers: 4
  • Personalized runner/walker bibs: 2,400
  • Gifts for 200 amazing Team Captains (have you thanked a team captain lately?)
  • 36 well-spaced, rented/leased exchange points to accommodate 100-200 vans
  • 400 phenomenal volunteers (sporty nifty CLR volunteer visors and safety vests to keep them safe)
  • 150 traffic batons and safety flags
  • Trained race officials, volunteer coordinators and contest managers: 50
  • Course Map: a very detailed and all-inclusive 1!
  • 180 porta-potties spread out over 216 miles
  • 400 timing chips to ensure chip timing for start, finish & time trials
  • 25 water misters for Water Ambassador Teams to keep everyone cool
  • Dive motel rooms for race staff along the course: 25
  • Professional race announcers and DJs: 2
  • 15 generators and light sets for night exchanges to keep you safe
  • 2 U-Hauls, 10 rental trucks and a lot of gas!
  • 1 custom registration database, 1 website and 1 industry-leading leg split time app
  • 37 giant bottles of hand sanitizer and 312 additional rolls of toilet paper (always an interesting conversation at the Walmart checkout)
  • 6 state-certified traffic flaggers
  • Cool prizes for 7 contests along the course
  • 2,400 high-quality, socially responsible gender-specific finishers shirts and 2,400 3D beautiful and unique medals waiting for you at the finish line!
  • 2 sleepover facility rentals with showers
  • Rockin’ start and finish lines: 2
  • Lots of marketing to bring you more teams for fun and competition
  • 9,600 safety pins painstakingly counted into 400 baggies of 24 pins per baggie for each van (thanks mom!)
  • 216 division winner prizes creating the Cascade Relays Podium Pale Ale from Silver Moon Brewery
  • Thousands of miles and hundreds of hours designing a course that minimizes busy roads, narrow roads and road crossings… and maximizes terrain and scenery.
  • Behind the scenes: 1 bookkeeper, 1 CPA, 1 web programmer, 1 graphic designer, 1 communications director, 1 map maker, 1 photographer, 1 insurance agent… and a partridge in a pear tree
  • An amazingly talented and spirited team led by Race Directors Scott & Carrie Douglass!