The Little Loco Relay
September 12th, 2020
1 Day, 66-ish Miles
2, 3 or 6 runners or Singe Runner Option
Butte Meadows, Ca
The Little Loco Relay IS Happening This Year!
The Little Loco Relay is a go for 2020!
Not only will we have our relay option but this year we will also have an SINGLE RUNNER OPTION for those who don't want to run on a team. More on that below. Runners still have the 2, 3 or 6 runner team option as usual.
Single Runner Option
Single runners have the option of running whatever distance they choose, in 2 loop increments, beginning with the first 2 loops and working their way to 12 (2 loops, 4 loops, 6 loops, etc). There are 6 unique loops and they are doubled on the course for 12 loops total. No need to choose how many you will complete ahead of time. The catch is that you must complete your run in 2 loop increments so, if you run your first two (#1 & #2) and keep going, you must complete the next two (#3 & #4) to finish - and so on. How far can you make it? The price is the same no matter how many loops you run - $75.
Loops include dirt, gravel a small amount of pavement, tons of trees, hill climbing, creek views (Loop 5), lots of fresh mountain air, a little bit of um...adventure on Loop 1 and a dang good time!
Team Relay Option
This year's pirate theme is steam punk so grab your top hat and goggles and get ready to run!
1 Day, 66-ish Miles, 2, 3 or 6 runner teams! Run through Butte Meadows and join us in this crazy pirate party. Bring your best steam punk pirate running attire and decorate your team base camp like a pirate camp! Your 66 mile journey begins just above Chico, California, in Butte Meadows, winding it's way through beautiful wooded trails and dirt and gravel forest roads.
You and your teammates will run each leg from the team base camp and back. There are 6 unique loops to that double on the course for 12 legs. That's 2 legs per runner if you have 6 runners, 4 legs per runner if you have 3 runners and 6 legs per runner if you have 2 runners. You choose who runs which legs. Teams keep the party going at base camp while runners take turns running their legs. Last runners in each team runs to the finish (team base camp) where teams can enjoy a delicious post race meal (included in registration) while cheering on other teams as they make their way to the finish.
Course Design & Layout For The Relay
The course design and layout will look a bit different this year due to a going a different route with permits.
Runners will not need team vehicles. Instead we will have a team base camp set up at the start line. Every team will have their designated spot (so we can practice social distancing between teams). Teams set up their day camp where their designated spot is and hang out and cheer their runners on all day. There will be a few legs that have the option of a checkpoint or two to cheer your runner on while they are running the leg (so we can keep some of the spirit of the original Loco relay going this year).
The course will be like a flower (a very oddly shaped flower!), with the team base camp at the center and the legs/loops as the pedals. We will have one big aid station/check in station at the team base camp for incoming runners and teammates to check in and get aid. We will, of course have our post race meal, starting at 3pm-ish.
The new course and design are completely different than anything we have ever done but we are excited and promise that it will be fun, still have great challenges, beautiful scenery and even some elevation gain and loss. We should have the course completely worked out very soon. Below we have posted the preliminary course links. It very well will look just like this on race day. If it doesn't it will be darn close! Since this race has a cap on team and single runner limits, take a leap of faith. Don't wait for the final course map to be published to register. You might miss out!
Here's what you should know (Relay & Single Runner):
1. There is registration a cap of 30 teams
2. There is a registration cap of 40 individual runners ***.
3. You do not need to have a full team to register and hold a place on the roster for your team. One person registers with a team name (which can be changed later) and teammates register as they are ready.
4. Individual runners register when ready - disregard team info.
5. This race will fill up fast.
***If you are running as a single runner register for the 66 mile distance option, regardless of how many loops you are wanting to complete - just remember, your options once registered are the first 2 loops, 4 loops, 6 loops, 8 loops, 10 loops or 12 loops, in order. You MUST complete the 2 loop section that you set out for in order to have a qualifying finish.
OUR TYPICAL DESCRIPTION FOR NON COVID YEARS
Are you a pirate at heart? Come run The Little Loco Relay and get your pirate on with some of your best mateys! The Little Loco Relay is a fantastic 1 day relay, in Butte Meadows, Northern California. With a 2, 3 & 6 person team option, this distance also makes building your team a cinch! Runners who choose to participate in The Little Loco Relay run 12 breathtaking legs, in The Little Loco Relay run 12 breathtaking legs, along the shores of Lake Almanor and crossing the gorgeous Humbug Valley. They will start at Jonesville Snowmobile Park, in Butte Meadows, California (at 7am) and end at the Bambi Inn (cut off time is 10:30pm on 09/12/2020). Runners who dress in their best pirate gear for the costume leg can win some pirate booty for their team! Teams that decorate their team vehicles to go with this year's pirate theme also have a chance to win some extra Loco pirate treasure to take home. Enjoy pirate themed aid stations and super fun pirate photo team photo ops all over the course (including a few with Captain Loco himself!). Little Loco Relay Runners are invited to join us at the finish line for a post race meal at and after party at the Bambi Inn (finish line)! Space is limited to only 30 teams for this distance (we filled up last year) so get registered today! The Loco Crew can't wait to see you all out on the course having the time of your life!
Team choices for The Little Loco Relay are:
2 Person Ultra Team (6 legs each, approx 32.5 miles total each runner)
3 Person Team (4 legs each, approx 21.5 miles total per runner)
6 Person Team (2 legs each, approx 11 miles total per runner)
Date: 09/12/19 (Saturday)
Cut Off: 10:30pm 09/12
Start line is Jonesville Snowmobile Park , Butte Meadows (5 miles down Humboldt Rd, from the Bambi Inn).
Finish Line is the Bambi Inn (7436 Humboldt Rd, Butte Meadows, Ca)
Packet Pick Up & Team Meeting
Friday, 9/11, from 5pm-6:45pm
Forest Ranch, Ca (Exact location to be announced)
Forest Ranch is on the way up to the Loco route, 25ish minutes away from the start line (where HWY 32 & Nopel Ave intersect is considered downtown) There will be a team meeting right after packet pickup, at 6:45pm. Please PLEASE do not wait until the team meeting to pick up.
The team meeting is important. It would be great if at least one person from each team vehicle (or your whole team) can be there. Plus, meet the teams you will be running with, learn all sorts of info and get your questions answered!
We will be doing a BBQ Pot Luck at the team meeting. More info coming soon!
August 10th at 11:59pm
Guarantee all you race goodies by registering by August 19th! After that, it is on a first come, first served basis. We always have awesome swag and this year it's pirate themed...you don't want to miss out!
Leg Distances (approximate)
1 - 4.6 miles
2 - 3.6 miles
3 - 4.5 miles
4 - 3.3 miles
5 - 7.8 miles
6 - 4.4 miles
7 - 4.4 miles
8 - 6 miles
9 - 4.2 miles
10 - 6.8 miles
11 - 7.2 miles
12 - 8.5 miles